ITA Announces Division I Women's Preseason Rankings
Sept. 10, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The Pac-10 has 19 players ranked in the recently released ITA Division I preseason singles rankings, including three in the top 10. Ten doubles teams are also ranked, including three in the top five.
USC, CALIFORNIA, STANFORD, ARIZONA STATE and UCLA all have three players in the preseason rankings, followed by ARIZONA and WASHINGTON with two apiece.
The Golden Bears Jana Juricova, the reigning Pac-10 Women's Tennis Freshman of the Year, is the highest ranked Pac-10 player at No. 4. Juricova helped Cal reach the finals of the NCAA Championship for the second-straight year. The duo of Juricova and Mari Andersson are the highest doubles team ranked, coming in at No. 2. The pair captured the 2009 NCAA Championships Doubles Crown.
Last season, Stanford's Hilary Barte was named the Pac-10 Women's Player of the Year and is ranked No. 5. Along with teammate Lindsay Burdette, the duo are ranked No. 3.
ITA PRESEASON SINGLES RANKINGS
4 - Jana Juricova, CAL; 5 - Hilary Barte, STAN; 7 - Kelcy McKenna, ASU; 11 - Yasmin Schnack, UCLA; 16 - Venise Chan, WASH; 17 - Maria Sanchez, USC; 18 - Marina Cossou, CAL; 26 - Mari Andersson, CAL; T-29 - Natasha Marks, ARIZ; 30 - Sarah Fansier, USC; 35 - Nadia Abdala, ASU; 37 - Andrea Remynse, UCLA; 53 - Alison Ramos, USC; 58- Denise Dy, WASH; 63 - Lindsay Burdette, STAN; 68 - Micaela Hein, ASU; 75 - Carolyn McVeigh, STAN; 85 - Maya Johansson, UCLA; 106 - Sarah Landsman, ARIZ
ITA PRESEASON DOUBLES RANKINGS
2 - Mari Andersson/Jana Juricova, CAL; 3 - Lindsay Burdette/ Hilary Barte, STAN; 4 - Andrea Remynse/Yasmin Schnack, UCLA; 12 - Kelcy McKenna/Micaela Hein, ASU; 17 - Denise Dy/Joyce Ardies, WASH; 25 - Stephanie Wetmore/ Carling Seguso, UCLA; 26 - Sarah Fansier/Lyndsay Kinstler, USC; 44 - Marina Cossou/ Nelly Radeva, CAL; 46 - Maria Sanchez / Valeria Pulido, USC