Men's And Women's Tennis Hold No. 1 Spots In WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings

Jan. 31, 2001

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Stanford men and women are No. 1 in the latest WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings administered and released today by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). These are the first rankings of the 2001 season (second overall) and included results through last Sunday.

The Stanford women (4-0) opened the season last week with home wins against Oregon, Washington and Washington State in Pac-10 play. The Cardinal received all seven first-place votes and 525 points from the ITA National Ranking Committee.

Following the Stanford women in the top ten are (in order): Georgia, Florida, Duke, Texas, California, UCLA, Wake Forest, Arizona State and Pepperdine.

The Stanford men (2-0) also topped Oregon and Washington on the road last week. They survived a scare at Washington, winning 4-3 on Sunday. The defending NCAA champion Cardinal got all eight first-place votes and 600 points from the ITA National Ranking Committee.

Following Stanford in the men's top ten are (in order): Tennessee, UCLA, Georgia, Duke, Texas A&M, TCU, Illinois, Florida and Mississippi.

Washington is at No. 21, followed by California, Arizona State, Southern California and Indiana. Washington, Arizona State and Indiana are the three newcomers to the Top 25 this week.

The WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings are released on a weeklybasis and include the Top 75 men's and women's teams in the nation. A complete listing is available at www.ITAtennis.com. The first individual singles and doubles rankings this season are Feb. 9.

MEN'S TENNIS (Jan. 31)WingspanBank.com Top 25 rankings:                       			W-L  	Pts   LW1. Stanford (8 first-place votes)    	2-0	600	12. Tennessee     			1-0	590	23. UCLA					4-0	580	34. Georgia				1-0	571	75. Duke					0-0	570	46. Texas A&M				2-0	560	57. TCU					0-0	559	68. Illinois				3-0	539	89. Florida				2-0	531  	910. Mississippi				0-0	523	11

WOMEN'S TENNIS (Jan. 31)WingspanBank.com Top 25 rankings: W-L Pts LW1. Stanford (7 first-place votes) 4-0 525 12. Georgia 1-0 518 T23. Florida 0-0 510 T24. Duke 1-0 505 45. Texas 0-0 489 66. California 0-0 481 57. UCLA 2-0 479 98. WakeForest 2-0 477 89. Arizona State 1-1 470 710. Pepperdine 0-0 467 10

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