Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Altamirano helps Virginia men regain No. 1 ranking

Collin Altamirano of Sacramento improved to 20-2 in singles
for top-ranked Virginia. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman 
   The Virginia men, with sophomore Collin Altamirano of Sacramento, Calif., returned to No. 1 in this week's college rankings.
   The Cavaliers (20-3, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), the defending NCAA champions, had been No. 3. They won 5-2 at then-No. 31 Georgia Tech on Friday and 7-0 at Clemson on Sunday to regain the top spot for the first time since March 15.
   North Carolina (22-4, 7-3 ACC) plunged from No. 1 to No. 5 after losing 5-2 at then-No. 55 Notre Dame on Friday.
   The Tar Heels defeated Virginia 4-2 to win the ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va., in February. The Cavaliers had won 140 consecutive dual matches against ACC opponents, the longest winning streak in conference history in any sport.
   Altamirano, the 2013 USTA boys 18 national champion, is ranked 39th in singles with a 20-2 record (1-1 at No. 1, 11-0 at No. 2 and 8-1 at No. 3) and unranked in doubles at 11-5 (1-1 at No. 2 and 10-4 at No. 3).
   In two years at Virginia, Altamirano is 40-5 in singles and 29-9 in doubles.
   The Cal women (19-0, 7-0 Pacific-12 Conference) remained No. 1 for the sixth straight week.
   This is the last week of the regular season. Conference tournaments are scheduled for next week, and the NCAA Tournament begins May 13.
COLLEGE RANKINGS
(Top 10 and Northern California; previous ranking in parentheses)
Men's team
1. Virginia, with sophomore Collin Altamirano of Sacramento, Calif. (3)
2. Texas Christian (2)
3. Ohio State (5)
4. UCLA, with junior Mackenzie McDonald of Piedmont, Calif. (4)
5. North Carolina (1)
6. Georgia (7)
7. Wake Forest, with sophomore Keivon Tabrizi of Fresno, Calif. (6)
8. Oklahoma (9)
9. USC, with freshman Jake DeVine of Los Altos Hills, Calif. (8)
10. Texas Tech (11)
16. Cal (19)
29. Stanford (42)
69. UC Davis (67)
71. Pacific (66)
Men's singles
1. Dominik Koepfer, Tulane (1)
2. Mikael Torpegaard, Ohio State (2)
3. Roberto Cid, South Florida (5)
4. Aleks Vukic, Illinois (4)
5. Cameron Norrie, Texas Christian (3)
6. Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia (6)
7. Christopher Eubanks, Georgia Tech (12)
8. Mackenzie McDonald (Piedmont, Calif.), UCLA (9)
9. Ryan Shane, Virginia (7)
10. Tom Fawcett, Stanford (8)
27. Andre Goransson, Cal (23)
30. Florian Lakat, Cal (30)
39. Collin Altamirano (Sacramento, Calif.), Virginia (38)
68. Billy Griffith (Fresno, Calif.), Cal (56)
72. David Wilczynski, Stanford (69)
97. Cameron Klinger (San Jose, Calif.), Vanderbilt (116)
103. Oskar Wikberg, Cal (76)
106. Jake DeVine (Los Altos Hills, Calif.), USC (105)
Men's doubles
1. Gordon Watson and Diego Hidalgo, Florida (3)
2. Brett Clark and Robert Kelly, North Carolina (1)
3. Luca Corinteli and Ryan Shane, Virginia (2)
4. Mackenzie McDonald (Piedmont, Calif.) and Martin Redlicki, UCLA (5)
5. Arjun Kadhe and Julian Cash, Oklahoma State (7)
6. Korey Lovett and Mazen Osama, Alabama (6)
7. Ben Wagland and Austin Smith, Georgia (4)
8. Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares, Texas Tech (8)
9. Jordan Daigle and Boris Arias, LSU (11)
10. Mac Styslinger and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia (9)
11. Filip Bergevi and Florian Lakat, Cal (14)
15. Cameron Klinger (San Jose, Calif.) and Rhys Johnson, Vanderbilt (16)
20. Shawn Hadavi and Richard Pham (Saratoga, Calif.), Columbia (21)
41. Maciek Romanowicz and Tom Fawcett, Stanford (39)
58. Maciek Romanowicz and Nolan Paige, Stanford (53)
90. Sem Verbeek and Jose Chamba, Pacific (83)
Women's team
1. Cal (1)
2. North Carolina (2)
3. Georgia (4)
4. Florida (6)
5. Ohio State (3)
6. Vanderbilt (5)
7. Miami (Fla.) (7)
8. Duke (8)
9. Michigan (11)
10. Pepperdine (9)
17. Stanford (19)
21. USC, with seniors Giuliana Olmos of Fremont, Calif., and Paige Keating of Menlo Park, Calif., and sophomore Meredith Xepoleas, a native of Sacramento, Calif. (24)
37. Fresno State (39)
Women's singles
1. Hayley Carter, North Carolina (1)
2. Danielle Collins, Virginia (3)
3. Francesca Di Lorenzo, Ohio State (4)
4. Ellen Perez, Georgia (6)
5. Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine (2)
6. Stephanie Wagner, Miami (Fla.) (5)
7. Brooke Austin, Florida (8)
8. Sinead Lohan, Miami (Fla.) (7)
9. Belinda Woolcock, Florida (9)
10. Maegan Manasse, Cal (10)
12. Klara Fabikova, Cal (12)
24. Giuliana Olmos (Fremont, Calif.), USC (22)
33. Taylor Davidson, Stanford (28)
52. Mayar Sherif Ahmed, Fresno State (52)
68. Lynn Chi, Cal (58)
73. Denise Starr, Cal (75)
84. Paige Cline (Kentfield, Calif.), South Carolina (none)
87. Caroline Doyle (San Francisco), Stanford (78)
102. Krista Hardebeck, Stanford (97)
112. Kassidy Jump (Granite Bay, Calif.), Arizona State (84)
114. Olivia Hauger, Cal (105)
Women's doubles
1. Whitney Kay and Hayley Carter, North Carolina (1)
2. Aldila Sutjiadi and Mami Adachi, Kentucky (2)
3. Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr, Cal (6)
4. Taylor Davidson and Caroline Doyle (San Francisco), Stanford (4)
5. Brooke Austin and Kourtney Keegan, Florida (7)
6. Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips, UCLA (5)
7. Anna Sanford and Miho Kowase, Ohio State (3)
8. Stephanie Wagner and Wendy Zhang, Miami (Fla.) (9)
9. Giuliana Olmos (Fremont, Calif.) and Gabby Smith, USC (8)
10. Blair Shankle and Kiah Generette, Baylor (12)
24. Mayar Sherif Ahmed and Rana Sherif Ahmed, Fresno State (21)
25. Hadley Berg (Greenbrae, Calif.) and Paige Cline (Kentfield, Calif.) (24)
62. Caroline Lampl and Krista Hardebeck, Stanford (49)
74. Sammi Hampton and Kassidy Jump (Granite Bay, Calif.) (65)
77. Gaelle Rey and Marie Klocker, San Jose State (86)

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