June 6, 2013

Jogasuria and Pantusart Ranked 43rd in Final ITA Doubles Poll

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ITA Women's Final National Rankings

AKRON, Ohio – University of Akron women's tennis seniors Angelina Jogasuria and Prang Pantusart closed out their collegiate careers listed 43rd in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) final national doubles rankings. They are the first Zips pair to end the season nationally ranked.

The duo also finished the year ranked fourth in the ITA's Midwest region.

"I could not be more proud of Ina and Prang for this amazing achievement," third-year UA head coach Brandon Padgett said. "The effort on the doubles court all season was one of true grit and determination, and they deserve any and all recognition that they have received."

Jogasuria and Pantusart were the first Zips doubles team to advance to the NCAA's individual tournament and were one of 11 automatic qualifiers in this year's 32-team bracket. They suffered their only dual-match loss of the season to fourth-seeded and fifth-ranked Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely from Tennessee in the round of 32 on May 23. Boren and Szekely advanced to the event's semifinal round and are ranked fifth in the final ITA poll.

Pantusart and Jogasuria closed out the season with an 18-1 record against dual-match competition and a 19-2 overall mark.

Pantusart was a First-Team All-Mid-American Conference and Academic All-MAC selection this season, and ended her career ranked second all-time in program history in combined victories with 208 (99 singles, 109 doubles). Jogasuria was also a first-team all-league pick and closed out her career ranked third all-time in program history in combined victories with 201 (99 singles, 102 doubles).

"Ina and Prang leave our program as the most successful doubles team in history," Padgett said. "They leave a challenge for all the players who come after them, to attempt to surpass their monumental efforts."

The Zips closed the team portion of the 2012-13 season with an 18-10 record (5-3 MAC) and advanced to the MAC tournament's semifinal round for the fourth-straight season and fourth time in program history, losing 4-2 to Bowling Green on April 27.

UA ended the year ranked eighth in the ITA's Midwest region.