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OU, UT Headline Big 12 Teams in First ITA Rankings
January 04, 2013
The Oklahoma men's and Texas women's tennis squads lead Big 12 teams ranked in the first Campbell/Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll of the season. The Sooners check in at No. 8, while the Longhorn women are tied for 11th in the nation.

Four men's programs are ranked in the the top 30, while, on the women's side, three squads are ranked in the top 25 and six made the list of 75 ranked teams.

Baylor and Texas are two of 16 schools to have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the top 25.

Last season, the OU men won the Big 12 regular season and claimed the program's first Big 12 Championship crown, earning an automatic bid and No. 10 national seed in the NCAA tournament. The Sooners made it to the second round before dropping a 4-1 decision to No. 20 Tulsa. They finished the year 19-4.

The UT women captured their first Big 12 postseason crown since 2005 and advanced to the NCAA Round of 16, wrapping up the season with a 19-8 record.

Individually, the Conference has 10 student-athletes ranked in the singles top 125 for men and six for the women. Kansas State's Petra Niedermayerova is the highest ranked Big 12 player at No. 15 in the women's singles listings. The Big 12 boasts seven tandems on the men's doubles list and six duos on the women's side. Oklahoma and Texas lead the way with three men's teams each in the top 60.

Weekly team rankings begin on Jan. 22, 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. 12.

Women's Big 12 play gets underway March 8, while the men's Conference season starts April 4.

ITA Men's Team Rankings ITA Women's Team Rankings
8. Oklahoma T11. Texas
15. Baylor 15. Baylor
23. Texas 21. Texas Tech
29. Texas Tech 35. TCU
  40. Oklahoma State
  44. Oklahoma
  67. Kansas State
ITA Men's Singles Rankings ITA Women's Singles Rankings
31. Soren Hess-Olesen, Texas 15. Petra Niedermayerova, Kansas State
36. Guillermo Alcorta, Oklahoma 16. Ema Burgic, Baylor
43. Daniel Whitehead, Texas 49. Samantha Adams, Texas Tech 
50. Marko Krickovic, Baylor 79. Noel Scott, Texas
53. Julian Lenz, Baylor 89. Meghan Blevins, Oklahoma State 
60. Mate Zsiga, Baylor 99. Hermon Brhane, Oklahoma
71. Dane Webb, Oklahoma  
98. Nick Naumann, Texas  
100. Arnau Dachs, TCU  
103. Costin Paval, Oklahoma  
ITA Men's Doubles Rankings ITA Women's Doubles Rankings
12. Costin Paval/Dane Webb, Oklahoma 27. Ema Burgic/Jordaan Sanford, Baylor
13. Chris Camillone/David Holiner, Texas 30. Petra Niedermayerova/Ivana Kubickova, Kansas State
32. Axel Alvarez Llamas/Guillermo Alcorta, Oklahoma 33. Nikki Sanders/Rashmi Teltumbde, Texas Tech
40. Sudanwa Sitaram/Daniel Whitehead, Texas 34. Karla Bonacic/Petra Niedermayerova, Kansas State
41. Alex Hilliard/Andrew Korinek, Texas 39. Meghan Blevins/C.C. Sardinha, Oklahoma State
47. Marko Krickovic/Robert Verzaal, Baylor 55. Hermon Brhane/Whitney Ritchie, Oklahoma
50. Axel Alvarez Llamas/Dane Webb, Oklahoma  

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