Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Stanford women stay No. 4; Cardinal men rise to No. 5

   The Stanford women remained No. 4, and the Cardinal men improved one spot to No. 5 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings released today.
   The Stanford women (6-1) routed visiting Vanderbilt, which slipped one notch to No. 7, 6-1 on Saturday in a rematch of last year's NCAA final. The Cardinal edged the Commodores 4-3 in Winston-Salem, N.C., for its 19th NCAA team title.
   Stanford will host No. 9 Texas (5-2) on Saturday at noon at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
   The Stanford men (9-2) beat UC Davis 4-0 on Friday and Cal 4-2 on Sunday at Stanford.
   The Cardinal and Bears (2-4), who fell seven places to No. 47, next will play in the Pacific Coast Doubles Championships, Thursday through Sunday in the San Diego suburb of La Jolla. Cal also will face No. 32 Oklahoma State (6-3) on Thursday in La Jolla.
   The Cal women (5-3) jumped eight notches to No. 16 after losing to Vanderbilt 4-3 on Friday and UCLA 4-3 on Saturday and defeating USC 5-2 on Sunday in Berkeley. The Bruins remained No. 5, and the Women of Troy plunged 15 spots to No. 32.
   Cal will host UC Santa Barbara (4-3) on Saturday at noon at the Hellman Tennis Complex.
   Here are the top 10 women's and men's teams (last week's ranking in parentheses):
Women
1. North Carolina (2)
2. Georgia (1)
3. Duke (3)
4. Stanford (4)
5. UCLA (5)
6. Vanderbilt (7)
7. Kansas (8)
8. Oklahoma State (13)
9. Texas (9)
10. South Carolina (6)
Men
1. Ohio State (1)
2. Wake Forest (2)
3. Texas (3)
4. Virginia (4)
5. Stanford (6)
6. North Carolina (5)
7. Baylor (11)
8. Mississippi State (9)
9. Columbia (10)
10. Florida (7)
   The next team, singles and doubles rankings will be released March 5.

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