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Allie Will is the ninth Gator since 1988 to earn the No. 1 national singles ranking.

Thursday February 16, 2012Allie Will Ranked No. 1 in Singles, Gators Drop to No. 2 in National Team Rankings

Gainesville, Fla.

Allie Will is the ninth Gator since 1988 to earn the No. 1 national singles ranking.

All-American Allie Will (Boca Raton, Fla.) jumped to the No. 1 singles spot in the and Florida slipped to No. 2 in the Intercollegiate National Tennis Rankings that were released Thursday by the ITA.


The Gators dropped a 5-2 decision to then-No. 2 Stanford on Sunday, resulting in the two elite programs to switch places in the latest national ratings.


Will becomes the ninth different Gator since the 1988 season to earn the No. 1 singles ranking, joining Halle Cioffe, Nicole Arendt, Lisa Raymond, Jill Craybas, Jessica Lehnhoff, Alexis Gordon, Jennifer Magley and Diana Srebrovic.


The Gator junior has raced out to an 11-0 singles record to begin the 2011-12 season, including her title run during the 2011 fall at the ITA/Riviera All-American Singles Championships, considered on the collegiate grand slam events. Will has amassed a 94-10 career singles record, in addition to a 74-15 doubles mark. She is 56-3 in career dual match singles competition, including 20-0 in Southeastern Conference dual matches.


Also appearing the February 16 national rankings include Gator senior Joanna Mather at No. 16, sophomore Sofie Oyen at No. 30, junior Lauren Embree at No. 33 and sophomore Alexandra Cercone at No. 62.


Gator teams in the latest doubles ranking are Oyen and Will at No. 7 and Embree and Mather at No. 29


Florida returns to action on Sun., February 26, when the team plays host to No. 13 North Carolina beginning at 1 p.m.



ITA National Team Rankings, Feb. 16


1. Stanford

2. Florida


4. Duke

5. California

6. Georgia

7. Southern California

8. Baylor

9. Northwestern

10. Tennessee


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