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Sun Devils Earn Four Preseason Rankings

Jan 13, 2021
Ilze Hattingh ranked No. 37 in the ITA preseason singles Top-125.

Preseason Women's Doubles Top-60 | Preseason Women's Top-125

TEMPE - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association released its preseason rankings Wednesday morning and ASU women's tennis celebrated All-American Ilze Hattingh at No. 37 singles, Sammi Hampton at No. 115, and the pairing of Hattingh and Tereza Kolarova ranking No. 21. Hattingh also tied for 50th with partner Lauryn John-Baptiste in the doubles rankings. 

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Hattingh and Hampton both recorded nine singles wins in the shortened 2020 season, the best on the team. The year prior Hattingh earned eight victories and Hampton tied for the most wins on the team with 10.
Hattingh and Kolarova strung together a 8-1 record last year and took down No. 40 Anastasia Smirnova/Priya Niezgoda from Rice and No. 75 Lisa Mays/Nell Miller from Texas Tech. They also led 5-4 over No. 22 Vanderbilt pair Georgia Drummy/Christinia Rosca before the doubles point was clenched at No. 2 and 3. John-Baptiste and Hattingh went 15-4 together during the 2018-19 season.
ASU's 2021 season is rapidly approaching and the schedule will be released soon. Head coach Sheila McInerney returns seven players from last year's roster and welcomes freshmen Marianna Argyrokastriti and Natasha Hill along with UCF transfer Domenika Turkovic to the squad. No. 44 junior Giulia Morlet (10.55 UTR) joined this spring too, alongside Alina Mukhortova (10 UTR).
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