ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) releaed its latest Oracle/ITA Division II Women's Tennis Top 50 national ranking on Wednesday (April 3). Wingate earned the No. 11 spot in the ranking, followed by Queens at No. 16, Tusculum moved to No. 19 and Lenoir-Rhyne entered the ranking at No. 48.
The Bulldogs are a perfect 14-0 overall, with a 7-0 record in SAC play, while Queens is 11-3 overall and 6-2 in conference play. Tusculum is 12-2 overall and is 7-0 in the SAC, with the Bears holding a 14-3 record and are 4-2 in conference.
In addition to the national team ranking, the ITA also released its Oracle/ITA Top 75 singles ranking and Top 50 doubles ranking.
Wingate's Michela Verpelli is ranked No. 31 in singles, while Catawba's Sophie Hirsch is ranked No. 53 in singles. Tusculum's Annie McCullough entered the ranking at No. 65, with Queens' Aliaksandra Davidzenka coming in at No. 69, Wingate's Alisa Rudenko is ranked No. 71 and Newberry's Elisa Aguirre is ranked No. 73.
The double's pair of Yana Fleyer and Aliaksandra Davidzenka from Queens are ranked No. 11 in doubles. Verpelli and doubles partner Alisa Rudenko are ranked No. 24 in doubles.
Also ranked in doubles are Wingate's Claudia De Andreis and Chyi Lee at No. 29, Julia Lopez and Africa Mota from Tusculum at No. 33 and Lenoir-Rhyne's Diana Babients and Gemma Southwick are No. 43.