Women's Tennis Remains At #1 For Eighth Straight Week

March 22, 2001

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Stanford women remained No. 1 in the latest WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings administered and released today by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). The Cardinal men dropped five spots to #7.

This is the first week where the rankings are determined by the ITA's point-per-match computer formula. The previous eight rankings were determined by a poll due to the fact there are not enough results early in the season to administer a computer ranking.

The Stanford women (15-0 overall, 6-0 Pac-10) have held the top spot in the women's rankings all eight weeks of the 2001 season. Stanford remains at No. 1 in the women's top 25 with a 83.60 average. Following the Cardinal are in the top 10 are: Duke, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Florida, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Southern California, Tennessee and Texas. The Cardinal travels to Las Vegas next week for non-conference matches against #75 UNLV on March 28 at 1:30 p.m. and #35 BYU on March 29 at 11:00 a.m.

The UCLA men remained No. 1 with an 82.80 average, while the Cardinal is seventh at 57.45. Stanford (9-1 overall, 2-0 Pac-10), which has been out of action since March 7, hosts #70 BYU on Wednesday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. before heading to the desert for non-conference matches at #58 Arizona on March 30 and #34 Arizona State on March 31.

The WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings are released each Wednesday. A complete top 75 for men and women can be found at www.ITAtennis.com.