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Rankings Round-Up: 2nd March 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 everywhere as more and more Brits spring into action as the season really begins to start rolling along. Several new career highs for Brits at senior level as well as huge leaps for some of our juniors following excellent weeks.

Four brand new career highs for our Men: Lloyd Glasspool rises a solitary place despite not adding to his points tally; he’s now world #439. Luke Bambridge benefits from reaching the quarter-finals in Shrewsbury with an eight-point rise to a career high #490. Evan Hoyt is up 4 to #577 while Billy Harris leaps closer to the top 1000 with a 92-place rise to #1103 after a quarter-final appearance at a $10k in Spain.

Good weeks in Shrewsbury see Ed Corrie and Dan Cox rise into the mid-400s, while James Marsalek re-enters the top 700, rising 44 places to #687. However, points dropping saw some big drops for some: Scott Claytonfalls 17 to #774, while Luke Oakley is down 25 to #1692. Andrew Bettles‘ burgeoning coaching career means his ranking continues to fall: he’s down 551 places to #2005, while British Junior #1 Jay Clarke falls 57 places to #2147.

No spectacular new career highs for the ladies, although there are three slight rises which have led to lifetime best positions: Gabi Taylor benefits from a Spanish $10k quarter-final run by rising 16 places to #679. There were also small rises for Emily Arbuthnott, up 5 to #740, and Maia Lumsden, up 1 to #809, both new career highs.

At the top of the ITF Boys’ rankings, Alexis Canter is up 14 to a career high #57, while Ryan Storrie is up 21 to #71, after quarter-final appearances at the Grade 1 in Russia last week. The pair are the British Junior #2 and #3, behind Jay Clarke. Most of the interesting action came thanks to the strong British presence in Norway for the Grade 4 tournament: Champion Jack Draper rises 199 places to #435, while runner-up Paul Jubb leaps 753 places to #858, still well below his true ability. Anton Matusevich and Ryan Gaskin both benefitted from good weeks and rise to #696 and #697 respectively.

Jodie Anna Burrage‘s title in Lithuania sees her replace Emily Appleton as British Junior #5. The Brit rose 81 places to #128. Ali Collins is not far behind her, rising 49 spots to #155 after reaching the Grade 2 semis in ArgentinaOlivia Elliot‘s efforts in South Africa see her rise over 100 places to #731, while Sasha Hill is the biggest junior riser this week, up 585 places to #1520 after a first career singles main draw victory in Finland.

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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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