Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Virginia, with Altamirano, earns top men's ranking

Collin Altamirano of Sacramento helped
Virginia win the NCAA team title last May
as a freshman. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman
   Defending champion Virginia, with sophomore Collin Altamirano of Sacramento, opens 2016 as the No. 1 men's collegiate team in the country.
   The Intercollegiate Tennis Association released the rankings today.
   Altamirano was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team at No. 3 singles and No. 3 doubles last spring. He finished the season 20-3 in singles and 18-4 in doubles and was selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference third team.
   Altamirano won the singles title in the 2013 USTA Boys 18 National Championships and was the runner-up in 2014. He reached the U.S. Open junior quarterfinals in 2013.
   The Stanford and Cal men are ranked 20th and 21st, respectively. The schools each placed one player in the singles top 10. The Bears' Andre Goransson, a junior from Sweden, is ranked third, and the Cardinal's Tom Fawcett, a 6-foot-5 (1.96-meter) sophomore from Winnetka, Ill., is ninth.
   On the women's side, Cal is ranked sixth and Stanford eighth.
   The Bears have two women in the singles top 10: No. 5 Maegan Manasse, a junior from Redondo Beach, and No. 10 Klara Fabikova, a senior from the Czech Republic.
   Stanford's highest-ranked woman in singles is No. 20 Taylor Davidson, a junior from Statesville, N.C.
   Cal's Manasse and Denise Starr, a junior from Brooklyn, N.Y., are ranked third in doubles.
   Stars Carol Zhao, a Stanford junior from Canada, and Mackenzie McDonald, a junior on the UCLA men's team from Piedmont, are unranked because they played pro rather than college tournaments last fall. They finished last season ranked second and third in college, respectively.  
   Both McDonald ($100,000 Tiburon) and Zhao ($50,000 Toronto) advanced to the semifinals of pro tournaments in their home regions last October.
   Zhao reached the NCAA singles final last May, losing to Jamie Loeb of North Carolina. Loeb, a sophomore, then turned pro.
COLLEGE RANKINGS
(Top 10 and Northern California)
Men's team
   1. Virginia
   2. Oklahoma
   3. Texas Christian
   4. Baylor
   5. Texas A&M
   6. Illinois
   7. Georgia
   8. USC
   9. North Carolina
   10. Ohio State
   20. Stanford
   21. Cal
   55. USF
   57. UC Davis
   67. Fresno State
Men's singles
   1. Dominik Koepfer, Tulane
   2. Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia
   3. Andre Goransson, Cal
   4. Cameron Norrie, Texas Christian
   5. Arthur Rinderknech, Texas A&M
   6. Christopher Eubanks, Georgia Tech
   7. Mikael Torpegaard, Ohio State
   8. Felipe Soares, Texas Tech
   9. Tom Fawcett, Stanford
   10. Hugo Di Feo, Ohio State
   30. Florian Lakat, Cal
   38. Alec Adamson, UC Davis
   39. Billy Griffith, Cal
   54. Oskar Wikberg, Cal
   57. David Wilczynski, Stanford
   61. Michael Genender, Stanford
   76. Connor Farren (Hillsborough), USC
   86. Filip Bergevi, Cal
   89. Maciek Romanowicz, Stanford
   98. Logan Staggs (Tracy), UCLA
Men's doubles
   1. Brett Clark and Robert Kelly, North Carolina
   2. Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares, Texas Tech
   3. Gordon Watson and Diego Hidalgo, Florida
   4. Jack Findel-Hawkins and Yannick Zuern, North Florida
   5. Mac Styslinger and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia
   6. Alex Lawson and Quentin Monaghan, Notre Dame
   7. Filip Vittek and Jordan Angus, San Diego
   8. Hayden Sabatka and Bart Van Leijsen, New Mexico
   9. Arjun Kadhe and Julian Cash, Oklahoma State
   10. Ben Wagland and Austin Smith, Georgia
   30. Mikus Losbergs and Kasparas Zemaitelis, Sacramento State
   38. Florian Lakat and Oskar Wikberg, Cal
   42. Maciek Romanowicz and Nolan Paige, Stanford
   59. Andre Goransson and Florian Lakat, Cal
Women's team
   1. Vanderbilt
   2. USC
   3. Florida
   T4. North Carolina
   T4. Georgia
   6. Cal
   7. Virginia
   8. Stanford
   9. UCLA
   10. Texas A&M
   45. Saint Mary's
   54. Fresno State
   72. San Jose State
Women's singles
   1. Joana Eidukonyte, Clemson
   2. Francesca Di Lorenzo, Ohio State
   3. Belinda Woolcock, Florida
   4. Danielle Collins, Virginia
   5. Maegan Manasse, Cal
   6. Hayley Carter, North Carolina
   7. Sinead Lohan, Miami
   8. Julia Elbaba, Virginia
   9. Stephanie Wagner, Miami
   10. Klara Fabikova, Cal
   20. Taylor Davidson, Stanford
   26. Maiar Sherif Ahmed, Fresno State
   39. Caroline Doyle, Stanford
   42. Giuliana Olmos (Fremont), USC
   43. Paige Cline (Kentfield), South Carolina
   81. Olivia Hauger, Cal
   90. Marie Klocker, San Jose State
   101. Andrea Ka, USF
   103. Jamie Pawid, Saint Mary's
Women's doubles
   1. Aldila Sutjiadi and Mami Adachi, Kentucky
   2. Whitney Kay and Hayley Carter, North Carolina
   3. Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr, Cal
   4. Giuliana Olmos (Fremont) and Gabby Smith, USC
   5. Brooke Austin and Kourtney Keegan, Florida
   6. Anna Sanford and Miho Kowase, Ohio State
   7. Maddie Lipp and Alex Chatt, Northwestern
   8. Luisa Stefani and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai, Pepperdine
   9. Kelsey Laurente and Maria Alvarez, Oklahoma State
   10. Taylor Davidson and Caroline Doyle, Stanford
   42. Sammi Hampton and Kassidy Jump (Granite Bay), Arizona State
   43. Klara Fabikova and Oliva Hauger, Cal
   T54. Giuliana Olmos and Rianna Valdes, USC
   58. Sophie Watts and Anneka Watts, Fresno State

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