In conjunction with UTR, the ITA is highlighting conferences around the nation and the teams within them. Teams are ranked based on their UTR Power 6 from lowest to highest.

What is the Power 6?

“Power 6 is a metric created and developed by UTR to measure the strength of a College team. It is calculated by adding up the individual UTRs of the top-6 players on a team and then rounding the sum to the nearest integer.” -UTR

Learn more about UTR Power 6 here.

8. Whittier | 30.58

Whittier College in California has seen success for years on and off the court. Recently, the program made headlines for their student-athlete, Amanda Rodriguez, earning the SCIAC Character Award. This accolade is given to student-athletes who show excellent achievements on the court, in the classroom, as well as in community involvement. Moreover, the team earned 3.47 GPA during the shortened season and was named an ITA All-Academic Team.

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7. Occidental | 35.51

Occidental Tiger Tennis is one of the oldest programs on campus and is an established team on the West Coast. The Tigers have won 20 conference championships, and achieved their biggest title in 1982 when they lifted the NCAA DIII national title trophy. The Oxy Tigers came close two more times, finishing as the runner-up in 1986 and 1987. Additionally, the team has been ranked consistently in ITA Team Rankings.

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6. California Lutheran | 36.68

Last season, the Cal Lutheran Regals had their strongest start to a season since 2009 before the team had to stop play due to the current pandemic. Their best ever SCIAC finish came in 2003, when the team reached second place in the conference and ended the season with a 17-5 record. Nancy Garrison, head coach from 1995-2004, is the winningest coach in program history with 107 wins. Lastly, the Regals had 24 ALL-SCIAC Selections within their squad since 2001.

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5. Chapman | 40.48

The Chapman Panthers have been making a name for themselves in NCAA Tennis since the 1980s. Current Head Coach Will Marino, who was hired in 2000, is the winningest coach in program history with 150 wins. Their best season was recorded in 2010, when Chapman reached the NCAA West Regional Finals and had a season record of 13-5. Additionally, the team competed at five more NCAA tournaments under Coach Marino. Eleven All-American honors were achieved by Panther players as well as five District All-Academic achievements were awarded.

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4. Redlands | 46.36

The Redland Bulldogs have been consistently ranked in the Division III National Rankings since 1995. Their highest ever national ranking was in 2005, coming in as the sixth best team in the nation. Moreover, the Bulldogs have been awarded with 20 All-American accolades. Two of those recipients, Janice Metcalf and Dina Dajani, both ended up winning the NCAA singles titles in their respective season. Under former Coach Jim Ducey, the team reached the NCAA Elite Eight twice.

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3. California Institute of Technology | 47.54

The CalTech Beavers have played an important role in Division III Women’s Tennis. CalTech has received 21 All-SCIAC Awards and reached a national ranking of No. 21 during the 2020 season. Their highest nationally ranked player ever in singles was Rebekah Kitto, coming in at No. 32. Off the court, the team has received 14 Team Sportsmanship Awards. In 2019, Kana Moriyama was awarded the SCIAC Character Award.

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2. Pomona-Pitzer | 48.06

The Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens have been one of the most outstanding Division III Women’s Tennis Team throughout recent history. The Hens have been consistently ranked within the Top-10 nationally while also focusing on academics and community involvement. In 1992, the women won their first ever NCAA title beating Kenyon 5-4. The latest individual national title came in 2008, when Siobhan Finicane won the NCAA DIII singles title.

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1. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps | 55.80

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas have been consistently one of the top tennis programs in the nation. Their biggest achievement came in 2018 when the Athenas won their first national title at their very own Biszantz Tennis Center. Recently, the team won the ITA National Indoor Championship title, was ranked No. 1 in the latest Oracle ITA Rankings, and received seven ITA All-American honors during the shortened season. Additionally, Nicole Tan was nominated for the NCAA National Woman of the Year Award.

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UTR Top 10 Women: SCIAC

  1. Justine Leong, CMS, 10.34
  2. Maria Lyven, Pomona-Pitzer, 9.22
  3. Rebecca Berger, CMS, 9.19
  4. Sydney Lee, CMS, 9.12
  5. Sena Selby, CMS, 9.09
  6. Nikolina Batoshvili, CMS, 9.09
  7. Caroline Cox, CMS, 8.97
  8. Audrey Yoon, CMS, 8.91
  9. Jennifer Yu, CalTech, 8.89
  10. Georgia Ryan, Pomona-Pitzer, 8.83

Interested in learning more about the teams in the SCIAC? Check out our Division III Women Teams page to connect with them on social media and learn more!


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