Women's Tennis Summer Update

Women's Tennis Summer Update

2012 ITA Academic Awards
Epicentrum Tournament Results in PDF format

– Postseason accolades and accomplishments continue for members of the two-time defending Mid-American Conference tournament champion Zips women's tennis program. In recent weeks, a pair of student-athletes earned academic recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, while two other Zips posted impressive results against international competition.

Senior-to-be Prang Pantusart and junior-to-be Ksenia Berestetska were named to the ITA's Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll earlier this month. Berestetska maintains a 3.90 grade-point average as a mass media major and Pantusart a 3.54 GPA in finance. Pantusart was named to the Academic All-MAC Team in May, and also earned Second-Team All-MAC, MAC All-Tournament Team and MAC Tournament MVP honors last season.

Twins and seniors-to-be Angelika Jogasuria and Angelina Jogasuria recently competed in the Epicentrum Tournament in Jakarta, Indonesia, their native country. They combined forces in doubles to score three victories, while Angelina won the singles bracket. Their results are as follows and complete brackets can be downloaded via the PDF links at the top of this article.

In doubles, defeated:
• No. 4 seed, with a player who has a career high rank of 219 ITF/1002 WTA
• No. 2 seed, with players ranked 11 ITF/253 WTA and 169 ITF/806 WTA
• No. 1 seed, with players ranked 387 ITF/1012 WTA and 228 ITF/750 WTA

In singles, Angelina Jogasuria defeated:
• Player with a rank of 472 ITF
• No. 3 seed, with a rank of 228 ITF/866 WTA
• No. 1 seed, with a rank of 11 ITF/413 WTA

"It's exciting to see both Ina and Ika playing at such a high level," third-year head coach Brandon Padget said. "The players they defeated in doubles, and those that Ina defeated in singles are outstanding. It shows just how talented they are, and how well they can play when they are 100 percent focused. I'm extremely proud of their effort. If we see this level of play this season, they can have a very special senior year."

Akron begins the fall component of its schedule on Sept. 14-16 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Collegiate Invitational, a clay court event. The dual-match portion of the season starts on Friday, Jan. 18 at home versus Middle Tennessee State.