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Rankings Round-Up: 24th February 2016

Our Rankings Round-Up is our weekly Wednesday piece in which we discuss the rises and falls in the weekly ATP, WTA, ITF, ITA, LTA and Tennis Europe rankings.

Plenty of movement this week with some big success at Junior level, as well as some more new career highs for certain highly ranked Brits, and another set of brand new ITA College Rankings to take a look at.

There were three brand new career highs for ATP Men this week, with Kyle Edmund rises two places to #82 and Lloyd Glasspool rising 20 spots to #440 after a decent run to the semi-finals in Sunderland. Luke Oakley also got a huge 419-place boost to #1667 after reaching the quarter-finals in Egypt two weeks ago. Aside from that, Andrew Bettles fell 99 spots, having seemingly put his tennis career on hold to be a part of Ana Ivanovic’s coaching staff.

Meanwhile, on the WTA tour, FIVE brand new career highs for the ladies, led by Johanna Konta who continues to benefit from players ahead of her dropping points, rise a single place to #26 in the world. As Steven rightly tweets, she is now the highest ranked British player this century outright, having been tied with Laura Robson last week.

There were also new career highs for Naomi Broady, rising 3 to #93, Katie Swan, rising 10 to #512, Gabriella Taylor, up 3 to #695, and Emily Appleton, rising 21 places to #936. Meanwhile, Katy Dunne replaced Amanda Carreras as British Number Five despite the pair being level of points.

An interesting week on the Junior circuit as well, with a few brand new entrants onto the rankings as well as some switching of positions. Alastair Gray is Britain’s new Junior Number Five after he won the Grade 4 in Holland last week, while Matthew Summers (up 93 to #439) and Anton Matusevich (up 204 to #800) both hit new career highs. Sebastian Tong and Kyle Stocker enter the rankings at #1611 and #1939 respectively after their performances in Algeria.

In the Girls’ rankings, the big story of course is Emily Appleton‘s meteoric rise to British Junior #5, climbing 105 places after her Grade 2 title in Chile to a JCH of #143. Francesca Jones climbed 20 places after her performance alongside Appleton in Chile, but she couldn’t stop her fellow Brit passing her in the rankings. Anna Loughlan also hits a new junior career high of #989 after rising 355 places following her run to the quarter-finals in Holland. Meanwhile, Julie Ball‘s excellent run in Algeria gives her her first ever ranking, in at #1408, while Tzarina Tuen-Matthews rises 194 places to #1520 after winning her first round match in Africa.

Meanwhile, there was a brand new set of ITA College Rankings released earlier today, with Cameron Norrie rising four places to #2, a very impressive achievement. Jordan Angus is down 14 to #38, Ryan Peniston is down 11 to #57, while Jathan Malik continues to impress, rising 13 places to #60. Julian Cash is down 16 to #75, while Alex Sendegeya continues to fall, dropping 26 places to #87. Jack Findel-Hawkins is also still involved, dropping 17 places to #116. Ben Lott and Andrew Watson both drop out of the top 125.

Elsewhere, our two ladies remain along the elite of college players, but both fall slightly: Zoe Douglas drops 14 places to #106, while Emma Devine now sits at #123 after falling 18 places.

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25-year-old University of St Andrews graduate with a rather insane passion for British Tennis. Boston United fan (don't ask). Favourite tennis player: the Brummie bunch - Dan Evans and Lloyd Glasspool.

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