The Baylor men's and Texas women's tennis teams highlight Big 12 teams ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's first poll of the 2014 season. The Bears sit at No. 8, while the Longhorns check in at No. 17.
Five of the league's six men's squads are ranked in the top 55, while seven of the ten women's programs sit at 55 or higher.
Baylor and Texas are two of only 12 institutions in the nation that have both their men's and women's teams ranked in the top 25.
The Sooners took home the men's conference title last year, winning their second consecutive Big 12 crown and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Championship. The Longhorn women won their league-high ninth Big 12 Championship last year and appeared in the program's 31st-consecutive NCAA Championship where they would fall to Georgia in the second round.
The Big 12 has 15 student-athletes ranked in the top 125 of the men's singles rankings and nine on the women's side. Baylor's Julian Lenz boasts the league's highest singles ranking checking in a No. 2 in the men's poll.
The conference placed seven men's tandems in the doubles top 60 while four women's duos made the list.
Weekly team rankings begin on Jan. 21, with the exception of the weeks during the ITA Division I National Team Indoor Championships. Singles and doubles rankings are published every other week starting Feb. 11.
Women's Big 12 play gets underway March 2, while the men's Conference season starts March 28.
NCAA Division I Tennis Rankings
|ITA Men's Team Rankings||ITA Women's Team Rankings|
|8. Baylor||17. Texas|
|10. Oklahoma||18. Texas Tech|
|20. Texas||19. Baylor|
|39. TCU||29. Oklahoma State|
|51. Texas Tech||30. TCU|
|ITA Men's Singles Rankings||ITA Women's Singles Rankings|
|2. Julian Lenz (Baylor)||22. Breaunna Addison (Texas)|
|5. Guillermo Alcorta (Oklahoma)||30. Stefanie Tan (TCU)|
|6. Axel Alvarez Llamas (Oklahoma)||38. Kiah Generette (Baylor)|
|7. Patrick Pradella (Baylor)||42. Petra Niedermayerova (K-State)|
|18. Diego Galeano (Baylor)||58. Kenna Kilgo (Texas Tech)|
|24. George Goldhoff (Texas)||59. Kanyapat Narattana (Oklahoma State)|
|35. Llyod Glasspool (Texas)||77. Ratnika Batra (Texas)|
|37. Andrew Harris (Oklahoma)||92. Lynn Kiro (Texas Tech)|
|40. Dane Webb (Oklahoma)||106. Hermon Brhane (Oklahoma)|
|65. Hugo Dojas (Texas Tech)|
|75. Soren Hess-Olesen (Texas)|
|84. Nick Chappell (TCU)|
|92. Tony Lupieri (Baylor)|
|101. Felipe Soares (Texas Tech)|
|118. Facundo Lugones (TCU)|
|ITA Men's Doubles Rankings||ITA Women's Doubles Rankings|
|5. Llyod Glasspool/Soren Hess-Olesen (Texas)||21. Breaunna Addison/Pippa Horn (Texas)|
|11. Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU)||25. Kenna Kilgo/Samantha Adams (Texas Tech)|
|18. Andrew Harris/Dane Webb (Oklahoma)||37. Victoria Kisialeva/Blair Shankle (Baylor)|
|25. Nick Papac/Axel Alvarez Llamas (Oklahoma)||50. Mia Lancaster/Whitney Ritchie (Oklahoma)|
|33. Hugo Dojas/Maxime Hinnisdaels (Texas Tech)|
|35. David Holiner/Lloyd Glasspool (Texas)|
|55. George Goldhoff/Jacoby Lewis (Texas)|