Ahead of the start of the Fall season, the ITA Division I Women’s Preseason Singles Rankings were released on Tuesday. Defending NCAA singles champion Emma Navarro nabbed the top spot. The Virginia sophomore spent the summer playing on the USTA Collegiate Team and most recently competed in the 2021 US Open. She fell in her opening round match to Christina McHale (WTA 119).

Navarro is joined in the top five by fellow sophomore Janice Tjen. No. 3 Tjen transferred over the summer to play at Pepperdine. Her standout freshman campaign at Oregon saw her reach the semifinals of the NCAA tournament and become only the third woman in program history to be named an ITA Singles All-American.

The rest of the top five is made up of upperclassmen. UCLA’s Abigail Forbes leads the pack at No. 2. Forbes reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles tournament and finished ranked No. 4 on the season. Florida grad student McCartney Kessler checks in at No. 4 in the preseason rankings. Kessler led the Gators at the top of the lineup last season and finished with a 14-2 dual match record. She was named an ITA Singles All-American for the first time in her career. Duke senior Georgia Drummy rounds out the top five. Drummy finished last season with a 18-3 dual match record and a 9-2 record against ranked opponents.    

The ITA Division I Women’s Preseason Doubles Rankings and ITA Division I Women’s Newcomers were also released Tuesday.

 

ITA Division I Women’s Rankings

Top 125 Preseason National Singles
Administered by the ITA
September 7, 2021

RankPlayerTeam
1Emma NavarroVirginia
2Abigail ForbesUCLA
3Janice TjenPepperdine
4McCartney KesslerFlorida
5Georgia DrummyDuke
6Peyton StearnsUniversity of Texas
7Irina CantosOhio State
8Natasha SubhashVirginia
9Bunyawi ThamchaiwatSan Diego State
10Tatiana MakarovaTexas A&M University
11Viktoryia KanapatskayaSyracuse
12Alexa NoelIowa
13Victoria FloresPepperdine
14Vanessa WongUniversity of Washington
15Meg KowalskiGeorgia
16Isabella PfennigMiami
17Haley GiavaraCalifornia
18Salma EwingUniversity of Southern California
19Lea MaGeorgia
20Valeriya ZelevaUCF
21Carolyn CampanaWake Forest University
22Emma AntonakiMississippi State
23Alana SmithNC State University
24Michaela GordonStanford
25Kelly ChenDuke
26Indianna SpinkArkansas
27Sabina MachalovaOle Miss
28Chloe BeckDuke
29Ayana AkliUniversity of South Carolina
30Solymar CollingUniversity of San Diego
31Kari MillerUniversity of Michigan
32Cameron MorraNorth Carolina
33Selin OvuncAuburn University
34Bronte MurgettUniversity of Missouri
35Fiona CrawleyNorth Carolina
36Yuliia StarodubtsevaOld Dominion
37Melany KrywojBaylor University
38Thasaporn NakloIowa State University
39Carmen CorleyUniversity of Oklahoma
40Alana WolfbergOklahoma State
41Carly BriggsFlorida
42Dana GuzmanUniversity of Oklahoma
43Taylor BridgesLSU
44Taisiya PachkalevaPepperdine
45Carolyn AnsariAuburn University
46Charlotte ChavatiponUniversity of Texas
47Michaela BayerlovaWashington State University
48Abigail RencheliNC State University
49Sophie AbramsNC State University
50Megan DaviesUniversity of South Carolina
51Shakhnoza KhatamovaUCSB
52Anna CampanaWake Forest University
53Lisa ZaarPepperdine
54Alisa SolovevaTCU
55Rebeka MertenaTennessee
56Eryn CayetanoUniversity of Southern California
57Mariia KozyrevaSaint Mary’s College of California
58Isabella HarvisonBaylor University
59Shiori FukudaPepperdine
60Ivana CorleyUniversity of Oklahoma
61Sedona GallagherArizona State University
62Anna BrylinWake Forest University
63Margarita SkriabinaTexas Tech
64Marlee ZeinFlorida
65Ava HrastarGeorgia Tech
66Morgan CoppocGeorgia
67Kylie CollinsUniversity of Texas
68Malkia NgounoueKansas
69Tiphanie FiquetOle Miss
70Federica TrevisanRice University
71Lesedi JacobsFlorida State
72Eleni LoukaClemson University
73Sara NayarNC State University
74Laia Conde MonfortUniversity of Tulsa
75Mercedes AristeguiTCU
76Marina AlcaideOld Dominion
77Tatsiana SasnouskayaOld Dominion
78Anika YarlagaddaNorth Carolina
79Paola Exposito Diaz DelgadoVirginia Commonwealth University
80Evgeniya LevashovaUCF
81Naomi CheongUniversity of Southern California
82Elizabeth ScottyNorth Carolina
83Jenna ThompsonClemson University
84Emma SheltonFlorida
85Gina DittmannNorthern Arizona University
86Ruxi SchechCharlotte
87Angelica BlakeStanford
88Reilly TranNorth Carolina
89Jackie NylanderSouthern Methodist University
90Clarissa HandNorthwestern University
91Miska KadleckovaIowa State University
92Carol LeeGeorgia Tech
93Ayumi MiyamotoOklahoma State
94Gia CohenGeorgia Tech
95Layne SleethOklahoma
96Safiya CarringtonLSU
97Mila SaricWilliam & Mary
98Rachel HanfordMinnesota
99Elizaveta VolodkoSanta Barbara
100Ahmeir KyleXavier
101Maria ShusharinaNorthwestern University
102Brianna ShvetsPrinceton
103Jayci GoldsmithTexas A&M University
104Julia AdamsFurman
105Isabelle BoulaisOhio State
106Julia RosenqvistCalifornia
107Jordyn McBrideSan Diego
108Katya TownsendTexas A&M University
109Catherine BroermanGonzaga
110Alicia Herrero LinanaBaylor University
111Jaeda DanielNC State
112Hadley DoyleSMU
113Xinyu CaiWisconsin
114Karine Marion JobKansas State
115Andrea Di PalmaLouisville
116Yu ChenAuburn University
117Elizabeth GoldsmithSan Diego
118Danielle WillsonUSC
119Valentina IvanovCalifornia
120Esther LovatoLiberty University
121Iuliia BryzgalovaPenn
122Jaedan BrownMichigan
123Giulia MorletArizona State University
124Sarah-Maude FortinWashington
125Petra HuleFlorida State
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