Januskova, Utting garner ITA preseason rankings

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Senior Petra Januskova (Ottawa, Canada) was ranked at No. 52 in the 2012 ITA Preseason Singles Rankings released Sept. 8. Januskova was listed at No. 108 in last year's preseason poll before climbing up as high as No. 43 in the rankings during the season.

Januskova looks to build off her remarkable junior season in which she amassed a 17-6 singles and 14-9 doubles record. Named First Team All-Big Ten each of the last two seasons, she hopes to add one more to that before she graduates.

Januskova is joined by teammate Chelsea Utting (Peachtree City, Georgia) in the rankings where they are listed at No. 42 in the ITA Preseason Doubles Rankings. Utting and Januskova finished last season with a 12-5 record when competing in doubles matches together.

The two ranked as high as 84th last season and defeated eight duos from ranked schools including No. 18 Nebraska. Utting finished last season with an impressive 16-7 doubles record. The Nittany Lions will begin their fall season at the Racquet Club of Midland Collegiate Invitational on Friday in Midland, Texas.

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Last Updated September 14, 2012