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2010 Top Mid-Major Women's Classes
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On Friday, the Tennis Recruiting Network published its list of the top men's mid-major recruiting classes. Today, we take a look at the women.

Almost 650 girls are on the commitment lists at TennisRecruiting.net, and the bulk of these commitmets are to schools outside the so-called "high major" conferences that are affiliated with Bowl Championship Series conferences in football. In tennis, the high majors are the ACC, Big East, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 10, and SEC - as well as the Ivy League.

The rankings in this article include all teams outside of those conferences.

 

Top 25 Mid-Major Women's Recruiting Classes (through May 20)

TennisRecruiting.net is excited to present the Top 25 Mid-Major Women's Recruiting Classes for 2010. This list is based on commitments reported on or before May 20, 2010.

And here they are - the Top 25...

Rank School Rating  Name State
1 UC Davis Megan Heneghan CA
    Nicole Koehly CA
    Kelly Chui CA
    Melissa Kobayakawa CA
2 UMass Jessica Podlofsky NY
    Juliana Motyl CAN
    Clara Matias ESP
3 Rice Kimberly Anicete TX
    Leah Fried FL
    Dominique Harmath CAN
4 Amherst Jordan Brewer CA
    Gabrielle Devlin VA
    Jennifer Newman PA
    Lauren Slutsky FL
    Zoe Pangalos NY
    Isabel Camacho NY
5 Emory Gabrielle Clark IL
    Malavika Padmanabhan CA
    Taylor Brandt CA
    Brenna Kelly MN
    Meghan Logun GA
6 UNC Wilmington Kelly Cameron SC
    Emily Warren NC
    Olga Blank ISR
    Angela Sekely ON
7 William & Mary Marivick Mamiit CA
    Sydney Smith DC
    Hope Johnson GBR
    Jeltje Loomans NED
8 Toledo Amanda Border MI
    Christine Coffman OH
    Paula Guimaraes IN
    Kelsey Anonsen SWE
    Monica Pezzotti COL
9 Fairfield Carolina Koladzyn NY
    Monica Yajima CT
    Caroline Emhardt IN
    Sharissa Ryan NY
10 Cal Poly Jennifer Cornea CA
    Gabrielle Gatewood CA
    Kathryn Webb CA
    Florence Lehane BEL
11 Denver Elena Najera Salas CA
    Natalie Dunn CO
    Caroline Schnell CO
12 Furman Margaret Ann Boyette GA
    Katherine Oudin GA
    Hayly Humphreys TN
13 Southern Illinois Korey Love FL
    Anita Lee NV
    Aziza Butoyi BDI
14 Army Jamila Paul TX
    Emily Stein PA
    Della Taylor CA
    Carly Riney TX
    Barbara Dina Kaissi MO
15 Santa Clara Katie Le CA
    Lee Ford MA
    Carolina O'Haren CA
16 George Washington Julia Blakeley CA
    Leah Pascarella IL
17 James Madison Jacqueline Palmucci CO
    Ruxandra Andriescu CAN
18 Boston U Amelia Martinez FL
    Kendal Drake SC
19 Utah Sarah Pham FL
    Ashley Tanner UT
20 Idaho Victoria Lozano (A) MEX
    Dominika Jasova SVK
    Alejandra Lozano MEX
21 ETSU Barbora Krtickova CZE
22 Elon Jordan Johnston GA
    Bryn Khoury NC
    Frida Jansaker SWE
    Andrea Pont Grau ESP
    Viviana Vladimirova ITA
23 Memphis Kathleen Hawkins MI
    Sarah Witkowski GA
24 Kennesaw State Alexandra Apostu ROM
25 Navy Kourtney Howell TX
    Erin Snook FL
    Darien Sears MD
    Haley Adams GA
    Tanya Hetlinger AZ
    Cassi Kovac AZ
 

Also Receiving Consideration

We reviewed the resumes for more than 50 teams for these rankings. Teams that received strong consideration and almost made our list are (alphabetically) as follows: Cal State LA, Cleveland State, Liberty, Stetson, Western Michigan, and Williams.

 

Aggies and Friends

Coach Bill Maze has put together a banner recruiting class for UC Davis in 2010. Kelly Chui, Megan Heneghan, and Nicole Koehly are all Top 100 recruits, while Top-200 recruit Melissa Kobayakawa has won six titles in the past year. Those four recruits should push the Aggies up the Big West standings in the coming years.

No. 2 UMass and No. 3 Rice are making their first appearances in our mid-major rankings since 2007 and 2006, respectively. Both schools have a nice mix of U.S. and international talent coming in next year.

Rounding out the top 5 are NCAA Division III powerhouses Amherst (No. 4) and Emory (No. 5).

 

Conference Call

Only one conference has at least three programs in these rankings: the Colonial Athletic Association. No. 6 UNC Wilmington, No. 7 William & Mary, and No. 17 James Madison all hail from the CAA.

Conferences with two programs include the Atlantic 10, Atlantic Sun, Big West, Conference USA, Patriot League, and the Southern Conference.

 

State by State

Sixteen states and the District of Columbia are represented in these rankings. But which state is at the top in terms of numbers? There is a tie, actually. Two states have three programs each in the Top 25: California and Massachusetts.

The Golden State is represented by No. 1 UC Davis, No. 10 Cal Poly, and No. 15 Santa Clara. The Bay State features No. 2 UMass, No. 4 Amherst, and No. 18 Boston University in the rankings.

Four states have two ranked recruiting classes: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

 

Next Up... NCAA Division III Rankings

We will wrap up our recruiting class rankings over the next week with our first-ever rankings of the NCAA Division III men and women. Stay tuned to TennisRecruiting.net - as we continue to analyze the Class of 2010.

 

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