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Intercollegiate Tennis Association Rankings for NCAA Division II Highlights Florida Teams as Regular Season Ends

April 29, 2005 04:00 PM

Top spots: The BYU-Hawaii women and West Florida men started and now end the regular season at No. 1 in the ITA Rankings. Last week BYU-Hawaii (25-0) ran its amazing win streak to 126 straight matches while capturing the Pacific West Conference title. The win also moved the Seasiders past the Trinity (Conn.) men's squash team for the longest current win streak in any NCAA sport. BYU-Hawaii has now won 229 of its last 230 since 1998. West Florida (24-2) won the Gulf South Conference championship, beating No. 2 Valdosta State 5-3 last week. The win was UWF's second over Valdosta State this month. Last May UWF beat VSU in the NCAA championship match.

May Madness: The 2005 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Championships open next week. First and second round matches will take place May 5-7 at campus sites throughout the country. The round of 16 through the finals (for both men and women) will take place at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla., May 11-14.  The BYU-Hawaii women and West Florida men are the defending champions.

Biggest jumps: The Valdosta State (15-2) women moved from No. 8 to No. 3 in this week's rankings after beating then No. 3 West Florida in the Gulf South final. The North Florida (18-6) men jumped from No. 9 to No. 5.

ITA Rankings

Division II women's tennis

1. BYU-Hawaii
2. Armstrong Atlantic (Ga.)
3. Valdosta State (Ga.)
4. West Florida
5. Barry (Fla.)
6. Lynn (Fla.)
7. Abilene Christian (Texas)
8. Columbus State (Ga.)
9. North Florida
10. Rollins (Fla.)
11. UC-San Diego
12. Hawaii-Hilo
13. USC-Upstate
14. Georgia College
15. Northwood (Mich.)
16. Florida Southern
17. Hawaii Pacific
18. Ferris State (Mich.)
19. St. Edward's (Texas)
20. Central Arkansas
Erskine (S.C.)
Midwestern State (Texas)
23. Nova Southeastern (Fla.)
24. Bloomsburg (Pa.)
25. North Alabama

Division II men's tennis

1. West Florida
2. Barry (Fla.)
3. Lynn (Fla.)

4. Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.)
5. Valdosta State (Ga.)
6. Rollins (Fla.)
7. Florida Gulf Coast
8. USC-Upstate
9. North Florida
10. Drury (Mo.)
11. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
12. Abilene Christian (Texas)
13. Georgia College & State
14. Delta State (Miss.)
15. Northwood (Mich.)
16. Eckerd (Fla.)
17. Florida Southern
18. Cameron (Okla.)
19. St. Edward's (Texas)
20. BYU-Hawaii
21. UC-San Diego
Francis Marion (S.C.)
Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.)
24. Anderson (S.C.)
25. Southwest Baptist (Mo.)






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