The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (“ITA”) has released today the NCAA Division II Women’s Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll sponsored by Tennis-Point for January 20, 2023.

It will be five-time defending NCAA National Champions, Barry, who will earn all eight first-place votes in the Jan. 20 Preseason Coaches Poll. Featuring a mix of new and returning players, the Bucs will be led once again by Deniz Khazan who is back for her senior season after ending 2022 as the No. 1 ranked singles player in the nation.

The 2022 NCAA Semifinalists, Nova Southeastern, come in just behind Barry at the No. 2 spot. The Sharks return a seasoned lineup, including Fatima Bizhukova and Natalie Espinal who won the ITA Doubles Championship at the ITA Cup this past fall.

Rounding out the remainder of the Top Five are Saint Leo (No. 3), Hawaii Pacific (No. 4), and Flagler (No. 5) who all have high hopes set for their 2023 dual match season.

The ITA Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by the ITA National Ranking Committee. The Division II Women’s National Ranking Committee is made up of the 8 ITA Region Chairs, with each chair casting an individual, secret ballot.

ITA Rankings sponsored by Tennis-Point

ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings sponsored by Tennis-Point

  • Coaches Poll
  • Top 25 Team Rankings
  • January 20, 2022
RankSchool (First Place Votes)
1Barry University (8)
2NOVA Southeastern
3Saint Leo University
4Hawaii Pacific University
5Flagler College
6Lynn University
7Columbus State University
8UIndy
9University of Central Oklahoma
10University of North Georgia
11Cameron University
12St. Mary’s University (Texas)
13Auburn University at Montgomery
14University of Tampa
15Washburn University
16Embry-Riddle University
17Azusa Pacific University
18University of West Alabama
19Angelo State University
20Wingate University
21Point Loma Nazarene University
22University of West Florida
23Rollins College
24Florida Southern
25Newberry College

Others Receiving Votes (Alphabetical): Augusta, Augustana, Biola, Carson-Newman, Charleston, Drury, Harding, Midwestern State, Nebraska Kearney, Southeastern Oklahoma State, Wayne State

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