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2013 SCHEDULE

ROSTER AND MEDIA INFORMATION

2013 Nittany Lion Women’s Tennis Schedule JANUARY Sat. Sun.

19 20

vs. Middle Tennessee State at Akron

TBA 10 a.m.

FEBRUARY Sun. 3 at Kentucky 10 a.m. Fri. 8 TEMPLE 6 p.m. Sun. 10 OLD DOMINION 11 a.m. Sat. 16 vs. Winthrop TBA Sun. 17 at Marshall 11 a.m. Sat. 23 WEST VIRGINIA 11 a.m. Sun. 24 VCU 12 p.m.

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Table of Contents

2..............................Schedule, Contents, Credits 3.......................................... Roster, Quick Facts 4..............................Head Coach Dawna Denny 5.........................Assistant Coach Mike Fenwick 6.................................................Season Preview 7-11..............................................Player Profiles 12....................................... Sarni Tennis Center 13..........................................2012 Fall Statistics 14..................................2011-12 Final Statistics 15...........................................All-Time Records 16....................................Where Are They Now

MARCH Sun. Sat. Sat. Sun. Fri. Sun.

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at Ohio State * at College of Charleston at Indiana * at Purdue * IOWA * NEBRASKA *

12 p.m. TBA 11 p.m. 11 a.m. 6 p.m. 11 a.m.

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at Minnesota * at Wisconsin * NORTHWESTERN * Illinois * at Michigan * MICHIGAN STATE * Big Ten Tournament Big Ten Tournament Big Ten Tournament Big Ten Tournament

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The Penn State Women’s Tennis Yearbook was compiled, written and laid out by Penn State Athletic Communications; Jeff Nelson, Executive Editor; Erin Douglas, Design and Cover Art. Photos by: Campus Photography, Steve Manuel, Mark Selders, Melanie Kipp, Dawna Denny. U.Ed. No. ICA-10-18

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CREDITS

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STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION

Name

Year

Hometown/Previous College

Marie-Frederique Bedard Sarah Henderson Petra Januskova Devan McCluskey Carmen Sandor Chelsea Utting Katherine Whiteaway Jacqueline Zuhse

So. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr.

Montreal, Canada Bloomington, Ind. Ottawa, Canada Kent, England Toronto, Canada Peachtree City, Ga./Marquette Sawbridgeworth, England Boca Raton, Florida

Athletic Communications Contact: Mickey Boylan/Pat Donghia 101-D Bryce Jordan Center University Park, Pa. 16802 Office Phone: 814-865-1757 Fax: 814-863-3165 Email: mmb5233@psu.edu/ pad11@psu.edu

HEAD COACH: Dawna Denny (North Texas, 2000) ASSISTANT COACH: Mike Fenwick (Western Illinois, 2006)

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General Information Location.....................................................................University Park, Pa. Enrollment......................................................................................38,594 Nickname.............................................................................Nittany Lions Colors................................................................................Blue and White President.....................................................................Dr. Rodney Erickson Athletic Director...............................................................Dr. David Joyner Home Court (Capacity)...................................Sarni Tennis Center (1,000) Coaching Staff Head Coach..........................................Dawna Denny (North Texas, 2000) Years at Penn State.................................................Sixth Season Record at Penn State.........................................................36-78 Career Record.................................................................101-154

Asst. Coach.....................................Mike Fenwick (Western Illinois, 2006) Years at Penn State..............................................Third Season

Team Information 2011-12 Record.......................................................................................12-11 2011-12 Big Ten........................................................................................4-8 2012 Big Ten Tournament....................................................0-1, First Round 2012 NCAA Qualifiers..................................................................................0 Letterwinners Returning/Lost.....................................................................5/4 Newcomers....................................................................................................3

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HEAD COACH DAWNA DENNY

Dawna

DENNY Sixth Season at Penn State 36-78 2008 Palmer Award Winner North Texas, 2000

Head coach Dawna Denny is in her sixth season guiding the Penn State women’s tennis team. Denny is 36-78 in her tenure at Penn State and 101-154 in ten seasons as a head coach. Denny coached the Nittany Lions to exceptional play this past fall. She coached Petra Januskova and Chelsea Utting to the main draws of the ITA All-American Championships in California. Januskova and Utting teamed to defeat the No. 35 ranked duo in the nation, Millie Nichols and Olivia Smith of TCU, while Januskova also knocked out No. 20 Aeriel Ellis of Texas in singles competition. She also coached Januskova to her victory in the ITA Atlantic Regional which gave her automatic entry into the National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship in New York. Last season, Denny led the Nittany Lions to a 12-11 record where the finished with a No. 2 ranking in the region. She coached Petra Januskova to the first team All-Big Ten for the second straight year as well as Chelsea Utting to the second team All-Big Ten in her first season as a Nittany Lion. The Lions finished ranked No. 51 in the national polls and Januskova finished with a No. 76 singles ranking. In the 2010-2011 season, under Denny, Januskova became the first Nittany Lion to make first team All-Big Ten since Maaria Husain in the 2004-05 season. Januskova started the 2010-11 season No. 81 in the Preseason ITA rankings, the first Penn State player to accomplish the feat since 1989. Denny led the Nittany Lions to an individual runner-up finish at the ITA Atlantic Regional (Petra Januskova), as well as the singles and doubles crowns at the WMU Super Challenge. Prior to coming to Happy Valley, Denny was an assistant coach at Baylor University where in addition to Big 12 regularseason and tournament titles, she helped the Bears to a berth in the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. The Bears, who peaked at No. 6 in the national rankings, finished the season 13th in the ITA poll. Denny coached two All-America singles players, including Zuzana Zemenova, who was a semifinalist in the 2007 NCAA Singles Championship. At Baylor, Denny was heavily involved in player development, recruiting, travel, scheduling, fundraising and budgeting. Prior to joining the staff at Baylor, Denny was the head coach of the women’s tennis program at her alma mater North Texas for six seasons, accumulating the second-most wins by any women’s 4

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tennis coach in North Texas history. The Mean Green posted the most wins in 17 years with 15 victories in the 2004 campaign. Denny also helped her alma mater reach the highest regional ranking (13th) in school history that same season. During her tenure with the Mean Green, Denny coached three players to Sun Belt Player of the Week honors and led North Texas to ITA AllAcademic Team awards in 2003 and 2004. In addition to coaching at Baylor and North Texas, Denny served on the Southwest Regional ITA committee (2002-06). She also organized a USTA community service clinic in 2006 and was the tournament director for the Texas Regional High School Tournament from 2001-06. Denny, who earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from North Texas in 2000, was a four-year letter winner for the Mean Green and served as team captain in 1998 and 1999. Denny was an all-conference performer in doubles in 1996 and was an active member of the North Texas Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during her four years as a member of the women’s tennis squad. In her first two seasons at North Texas, Denny tallied a 12-15 record and then moved into the No. 1 singles spot for her junior and senior years. Throughout her collegiate tennis career, she was the Big West Female Scholar Athlete of the Year and was named to the Raptor All-Eagle Academic Team. Denny earned North Texas’ Team Eagle award twice for best work ethic/team spirit. Denny has served on the ITA Mid-Atlantic committee for the past three years.

ASSISTANT COACH MIKE FENWICK

Michael

FENWICK Third Season at Penn State

Western Illinois, 2006

Fenwick is in his third season as an assistant coach. Fenwick came to Happy Valley after spending the 2009-10 season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Baylor men’s tennis team. Last year he helped coach the Nittany Lions to a 12-11 record including four wins against ranked opponents. As a volunteer assistant coach, Fenwick helped the Baylor Bears to a No. 7 ranking in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll with a 24-7 record. The Bears also landed two singles players and three doubles teams in the national rankings. Additionally, Fenwick taught tennis classes for the health, human performance and recreation department at Baylor and served as an instructor at the Waco Regional Tennis Center.

at Western Illinois. He helped guide the Leathernecks to the Summit League regular-season title in 2008, the program’s first regular-season conference title. Fenwick also had a hand in producing a Mid-Con Men’s Newcomer of the Year, a Mid-Con Men’s Player of the Year and 10 men’s and women’s all-conference selections while in Macomb. The WIU men also claimed the 2006 Mid-Con Tournament title and earned its first-ever NCAA Tournament bid in 2006. Fenwick graduated from Western Illinois University in 2006 with a degree in business management. He also earned his master’s degree from WIU in recreation, park and tourism administration in 2009. Fenwick played tennis at Quincy University in 2004-05 after spending time at Sauk Valley Community College (2002-03) and Illinois Valley Community College (2003-04). Fenwick’s brother, Chad, is the director of tennis/head men’s and women’s coach for Ashford University. Fenwick was a teaching tennis professional in his native Dixon, Ill. He has also worked summer tennis camps run by the Naval Academy and Pepperdine University.

Prior to his tenure at Baylor, Fenwick spent four years as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s programs

PENN STATE’S ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS

Coach Years Record Ann Valentine 1965 2-2 Pat Semi 1966-68 11-3 Joan Nessler 1969-77 48-19 Candy Royer 1977-81 44-16 Kim Muller 1981-82 8-9 Jan Bortner 1982-90 125-45 Sue Whiteside 1990-99 73-104 Buffy Baker 1999-07 60-91 Dawna Denny 2007-pres. 36-78

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SEASON PREVIEW

PLAYER PROFILES

RETURNING PLAYERS The Penn State women’s tennis team returns five players from its 2011-12 roster. Penn State is led by seniors Petra Januskova and Sarah Henderson. Januskova had an outstanding 2012 season that saw her finish ranked No. 76 in the ITA singles rankings. She led the Nittany Lions with a 30-8 singles record in the No. 1 spot. Januskova returns for her senior year after being named first team All-Big Ten two years in a row. Denny describes Henderson as an excellent leader in the sense of her never wavering positivity, whether it’s in practice, competition or conditioning. Juniors on the Nittany Lion roster are Marie-Frederique Bedard, Carmen Sandor and Chelsea Utting. Thanks to Bedard’s never-give-up attitude and eagerness to learn, she earned fifteen singles victories in her second season with Penn State, including 3 wins over ranked opponents. According to Denny, “the sky is the limit” for a player like Sandor. As a freshman, she tallied both a three and four match win streak during the season. Last year, Sandor won nine singles and eight doubles matches. Chelsea Utting also brings experience to the squad after finishing last season with 20 wins, the second most singles wins on the team. Her 21 doubles wins were tied with Petra for the team lead also. Three of Penn State’s five returning players were named to the ITA All-Academic team this year. Additionally, this marks the fourth time in five years Penn State’s team as a whole has made the list. Individual winners must be varsity letter winners and maintain at least a 3.50 GPA. TALENTED NEWCOMERS The 2012-2013 Penn State team features three new freshmen on its roster. Devan McCluskey comes to Happy Valley from England where she was homeschooled. Devan ranked as high as No. 3 in the U-18 national rankings in the UK. She won several tournaments including the Grade 2 Winchester Final. Another nexcomer to the team is Katherine Whiteaway who also comes to Penn State from England. Katherine attended Queenswood, a school known for their outstanding hockey and tennis programs. She captained the team for two years, leading them to the championship both years. She also ranked No.1 in her county’s U-18 rankings last year on her way to winning the county’s tournament. Jacqueline Zuhse is the final newcomer on the team this season. She hails from Florida where she attended an online high school while traveling for junior tennis. Zuhse traveled to many different countries playing in ITF tournaments where she had a career ranking of 485. 6

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BUILDING OFF OF THE FALL Several Nittany Lions made great strides during the 2012 Fall season. Entering the season Januskova was ranked No. 52 in the preseason ITA poll and was selected to play in the All-American Championships in California where she topped No. 20 Aeriel Ellis of Texas. Januskova also brought home the singles crown at the ITA Atlantic Regionals in Blacksburg, Va. With the victory she was awarded automatic entry into the National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in Flushing, N.Y. Chelsea Utting was also ranked in the preseason at No. 42 in the doubles poll with Januskova and competed in the AllAmerican Championships. Utting and Januskova defeated the No. 35 doubles pair consisting of Millie Nichols and Olivia Smith. Carmen Sandor set her new career high for the fall season with eight singles victories and nine total wins for the season. Along the way she took home two back draw titles, winning at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational and the Tribe Invitational. Penn State also found success with their three newcomers. In their first fall with as Nittany Lions the trio finished 13-13 in singles matches. Devan McCluskey led the way with six singles victories. COMPETITIVE SCHEDULE As a member of the Big Ten, the Nittany Lions will continually face some of the toughest competition in the nation. Eight members of the Big Ten, not including Penn State, finished last season in the Top 75 of the ITA rankings. 11 of Penn State’s 21 opponents for the 2013 season finished the season in the ITA Top 75. Penn State will play seven of their scheduled 11 ranked teams away from University Park, Pa. RECRUITING Penn State continues its outlook on recruiting by finding athletes that are able to succeed on and off the court. “It is imperative that the coaching staff recruit players who have a strong desire to improve and develop their game to the next level,” said Denny. “We are looking for student-athletes who love the challenges of the game and who expect growth in their game. The Penn State family focuses on the complete student-athlete. Our strong academic traditions speak for themselves and we welcome those expectations of recruiting the student-athletes who will uphold our academic and athletic traditions on and off the court. I believe it is a privilege to wear blue and white.”

Petra

Januskova Senior Ottawa, Canada Major: Marketing

2011-2012 SEASON – JUNIOR: Compiled a 17-6 singles record ... Earned wins over two ranked opponents; No. 14 Diana Nakic of No. 6 Baylor and No. 111 Kim Berghaus of UMBC ... Eight of her singles victories came over opponents on ranked teams... Started the season on a 12-match singles win streak, in which she only lost one set the entire streak ... Was an unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten first team, the second year in a row she was given such distinction ... Voted Big Ten Athlete of the Week during the week of Jan. 10 ... Was ranked in the ITA singles poll for the entire season, peaking at No. 43 ... Tallied a 14-9 doubles record ... Went 12-5 when she partnered with Chelsea Utting ... Teamed with Utting to defeat No. 40 Stefanie Weinstein and Madeleine Geibert, 8-7, of No. 18 Nebraska ... Ranked No. 84 during the week of April 10 with Utting. 2011 FALL: Entered the season ranked No. 108 in ITA Preseason Poll … Tallied a 20-5 combined singles and doubles record … Finished 13-2 in singles matches … Only two singles losses came to ranked opponents, No. 36 Emily Fraser of Virginia and No. 100 Jackie Wuu of Vanderbilt … Earned the singles crown and a second-place finish at the Cissie Leary Invitational, going an undefeated 5-0 in singles play and 3-1 in doubles action with partner Nina Sertic … Named Big Ten Athlete of the week for the week of Sept. 28th, becoming the first Nittany Lion to earn the honor since Sasha Abraham in April 2007 … Represented the Nittany Lions in the ITA AllAmerican Tournament … Won the singles title at the WMU Super Challenge for the second year in a row, going 3-0 in her matches … Earned a 7-3 doubles record with her partner Nina Sertic … Defeated No. 48 Li Xi and Maria Fuccillo of Virginia, 8-4 at the ITA Regional Tournament. 2010-11 SEASON – SOPHOMORE: Tallied a 25-18 record, finishing 14-7 and 11-11 in singles and doubles play, respectively … Named to the first team All-Big Ten team, the

W-L 6-5 14-7 17-6 37-18

B10 2-2 9-11 13-11 24-24

2010 FALL: Earned a 13-3 record to start her sophomore campaign ... Finished runner-up at the ITA Atlantic Regional as she defeated the tournament’s No. 2 seed Erin Vierra ... Named the singles and doubles champion at the WMU Super Challenge with partner Fernanda Perrotta as she went undefeated for the tournament. 2009-10 SEASON - FRESHMAN: Named the ITA Atlantic Region Rookie Player of the Year ... Ranked No. 81 in ITA preseason rankings for the first time since 1989 ... Went 8-7 in her first season as a Nittany Lion ... Was as high as No. 66 in the ITA singles ... Won matches against three ranked teams and two ranked opponents ... Defeated No. 42 Michaela Kissell of Marshall, 6-4, 6-2 ... Followed that performance by beating 27th-ranked Pichittra ongdash of Boise State, 6-0, 7-5 ... Continued solid play by beating Ana Bara, of No. 29 Virginia Commonwealth 6-1, 6-0... Also won seven doubles matches, including an 8-4 victory over No. 45 Marshall with partner Maria Prishlyak ... Ranked No. 8 in the Atlantic Region in the spring. JUNIOR CAREER: Canadian standout who has finished in the Top 5 in both doubles and singles every year since 2004, peaking at No 2 in both doubles and singles in 2005 ... Has won three national titles in doubles ... Represented Canada in the U14 World Junior Qualifiers in Mexico ... Has also been a member of the Canadian contingent in tournaments in Europe and the United States.

Quoting Coach Dawna Denny

Januskova’s Career Statistics Season 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Career

first Nittany Lion to earn that honor since Maaria Husain in the 2004-05 season … Started the season No. 81 in the Preseason ITA rankings, the first Penn State player to accomplish the feat since 1989 … Ranked as high as No. 59 in singles and No. 68 in doubles in ITA Polls … Went on three different steaks of winning three matches in a row … Defeated five different ranked singles opponents … Beat Prang Pantusart, who went 21-2 the previous season as Akron’s No. 1 player … Topped No. 117 Nina Vulovich of No. 23 VCU, 6-3, 7-6 (5) … Breezed by No. 92 Rachael White of Illinois, 6-3, 6-0 … Bested No. 70 Michigan State’s Amy Barton, 6-2, 6-1, who was ranked No. 121 … Edged Minnesota’s No. 74 Natalia Pintusava, 7-6 (6-4), 6-3 … Defeated No. 68 Purdue’s Jennifer Rabot, who was ranked No. 54, 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8) … Compiled both a three match and four match doubles winning streak with three different partners … Bested No. 9 Rachael White and Allison Falkin of Illinois, 8-6 with her partner Amy Simidian …Beat Olga Chernova and Katarina Lingl, 8-5, of No. 70 Michigan State.

Dbl. 5-6 11-11 14-9 30-26

“Petra is one of the best competitors I have ever encountered. She truly loves the game and she is just now tapping into how good she can really be out there.”

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PLAYER PROFILES

PLAYER PROFILES

Sarah

Marie-Frederique

Carmen

Chelsea

Senior Bloomington, Ind.

Junior Montreal, Canada

Junior Toronto, Canada

Junior Peachtree City, Ga.

Major: Finance Major: Finance

Major: Journalism

Major: Communications

HENDERSON

BEDARD

Major: Finance

2011-2012 SEASON – JUNIOR: Totaled three doubles victories; one with Carmen Sandor and two with Fernanda Perrotta ... Earned a decisive win over Gisella Pere and Anna Dushkina, 8-4, of No. 27 Purdue. 2011 FALL: Finished the fall on a two match win streak in singles play … Defeated Paige Bahnsen of LSU at the Rice Invitational, 6-2, 6-0 … Bested Indian’s Ariel Beckerman, 6-3, 6-3 at the WMU Super Challenge … Earned two doubles victories with three different partners. 2010-11 SEASON – SOPHOMORE: Won her first match she played in February after coming off an injury … Defeated Bucknell’s Daria Tuzhikova, 6-0, 6-3 … Totaled three doubles wins, one with Amy Simidian and two with Denisa Zobeideh. 2010 FALL: Won two doubles matches against Liberty and Louisville with partners Maria Prishlyak and Carmen Sandor, respectively. 2009-10 SEASON - FRESHMAN: Earned four wins in her first year at the collegiate level … Defeated Stacey Reich of Lehigh, 6-0, 6-1, in the third position … Won five doubles matches, including two wins in the second spot with partner Denisa Zobeideh against Bucknell, 8-4, and Lehigh, 8-3. JUNIOR CAREER: Played for St. Cuthbert’s College ... Was a member of the New Zealand Junior Federation Cup Team in 2006 ... Ranked No. 20 in the 2007 New Zealand 18 and under rankings ... Was part of a high school team that was National Champion in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Three-year National Finals record of 7-1 in singles and 9-0 in doubles.

Henderson’s Career Statistics Season 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Career

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W-L 2-17 1-6 0-0 3-23

B10 0-9 0-4 1-3 1-16

2011-2012 SEASON - SOPHOMORE: Earned 10 singles wins ... Was the deciding point in two victories ... Won five matches over opponents from ranked teams ... Tallied eight doubles wins ... Partnered with Nina Sertic to defeat Kia Broomfield and Karyln Timko, 8-5, of No. 65 Marshall and Julianne Gruber and Katarina Lingl, 9-7 of No. 50 Michigan State. 2011 FALL: Finished 6-6 in singles play … Went 3-1 at the Cissie Leary Invitational … Won her final two matches at WMU Super Challenge against DePaul and Western Michigan… Finished 6-4 in doubles matches with three different playing partners. 2010-11 SEASON – FRESHMAN: Went 7-5 in singles in her first season at Penn State … Defeated Nicole Herzon of No. 70 Michigan State, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 … Earned a close win over fellow Big Ten opponent, Yuliana Umanets of Minnesota, 6-0, 1-6, 7-6 (12-10) … Gained two doubles victories over Pittsburgh and Winthrop with her partner Amy Simidian. 2010 FALL: Went 6-5 in singles in her first semester as a Nittany Lion ... Won her final two matches at the WMU Super Challenge against DePaul and Western Michigan ... Won three doubles matches with different playing partners. JUNIOR CAREER: Finished her junior career ranked in the Top 300 of the Junior International Tennis Federation (ITF)... Ranked in the Top 10 U18 division the last three years. Was ranked first in Quebec last season and was most recently ranked third in the province... Bedard finished eighth at Nationals in singles and second in doubles... Made semifinal appearances in ITF tournaments in Trinidad and Aruba within the last year... Participated in the WTA’s Challenge Bell in September 2009.

Bedard’s Career Statistics Dbl. 3-5 3-3 3-4 9-12

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Season 2010-11 2011-12 Career

W-L 5-7 10-13 15-20

B10 2-4 4-20 6-24

SANDOR

2011-2012 SEASON – SOPHOMORE: Tallied six singles victories for the Nittany Lions ... Defeated No. 65 Marshall’s Ellie Ball, 6-3, 6-3 ... Bested Michaela Silesova, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 of No. 50 Michigan State ... Also totaled six doubles wins ... Started the season on a three-match win streak with Chelsea Utting ... Defeated duos from No. 6 Baylor and No. 57 Ohio State twice. 2011 FALL: Tallied three singles victories … Went 2-1 at the ITA Regional Tournament … Edged Jacqui Corba of George Washington, 6-7 (3-5), 6-4, 7-5 and Juliana Pires of Old Dominion, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 … Earned two doubles victories, one with Marie-Frederique Bedard and one with Chelsea Utting. 2010-11 SEASON – FRESHMAN: Compiled eight singles wins in her first season at Penn State … Started out the season on a three match win streak … Edged Big Ten foe Kayla Fujimoto of Indiana, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 … Earned a 12-10 doubles record with three different partners … Tallied both a three and four match win streak during the season. 2010 FALL: Won three singles matches in her first action as a Nittany Lion ... Defeated East Tennessee State and Indiana in doubles with partners Marie-Frederique Bedard and Sarah Henderson, respectively. JUNIOR CAREER: Was ranked 16th in the Rogers General Women’s Rankings for the Ontario, Canada, entering her Freshman year ... Ranked 35th nationally in the Rogers General Women’s Rankings ... Finished sixth in singles at the 2008 Ontario Indoor Junior Provincial U18 Championships and was the doubles runner-up with partner Victoria Sekely in both the U16 and U18 2007 Ontario Junior Provincial Championships ... Claimed the 2008 Roman Cup U18 title and repeated the feat again in 2009 by claiming the U18 Roman Cup at the Ontario Junior Open ... Has four singles wins and one doubles wins while playing in WTA Tour events. Sandor’s Career Statistics

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Season 2010-11 2011-12 Career

W-L 8-13 6-16 14-29

B10 5-16 3-16 8-32

UTTING

2011-12 SEASON – SOPHOMORE: Shined in her first full season in the Blue and White ... Compiled a 15-8 singles record, primarily in the No. 2 position ... Named to the All-Big Ten second team ... Won her only match over a ranked opponent when she defeated No. 120 Alex Bara, 6-4, 6-2, of No. 40 VCU ... Totaled both a five and six-match win streak during the course of the season ... Seven of her singles victories came over opponents from ranked teams ... Earned a 16-7 doubles record ... Teamed with Petra Januskova to defeat No. 40 Stefanie Weinstein and Madeleine Geibert, 8-7, of No. 18 Nebraska ... Bested eight duos from ranked teams ... Earned a No. 84 doubles ranking during the week of April 10 with Januskova ... Went on both a three and four match win streak during the season. FALL 2011: Earned five singles victories … Won her first two matches as a Nittany Lion, beating Olivia Heim of Delaware, 6-1, 6-1 and Adel Arshavskaya of Delaware, 6-1, 6-3 … Went 2-1 at both the Cissie Leary Invitational and WMU Super Challenge … Tallied five doubles wins with three different partners, including a 2-1 finish at the Cissie Leary Invitational. 2010-11 SEASON – FRESHMAN (at Marquette): Tallied a 35-14 combined singles and doubles record in her first collegiate season … Went 17-6 in singles play … Posted a seven match win streak from April 3-15 … Defeated two opponents from ITA ranked teams, No. 71 Minnesota’s Doran Muravnik, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, and No. 48 Iowa’s Christina Harazin, 7-6 (7-0), 6-0 … Totaled a 18-8 doubles record, including two victories over pairs on ranked teams. FALL 2010 (at Marquette): Collected six singles wins, which tied for second-most on the team … Earned a 4-4 doubles record.

Utting’s Career Statistics Dbl. 12-10 6-12 18-22

Season 2010-11* 2011-12 Career *At Marquette

W-L 17-6 15-8 32-14

B10 0-0 15-9 15-9

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PLAYER PROFILES

PLAYER PROFILES

Devan

Katherine

Jacqueline

Freshman Kent, England

Freshman Sawbridgeworth, England

Freshman Boca Raton, Florida

Major: Finance

Major: Health & Human Development

Major: D.U.S.

McCluskey

FALL 2012: Earned six singles victories ... Defeated #72 Harvard’s Sylvia Li, 6-1, 7-5, and Amanda Lin, 5-7, 6-3, 10-5 ... Tallied four doubles wins, two with Petra Januskova and two with Katherine Whiteaway ... Defeated duos from #45 Stephen F. Austin and #22 Texas Tech with Petra Januskova JUNIOR CAREER: Won the Grade 2 Winchester Open in 2010 ... Was a semi-finalist in the doubles AEGON Junior International Edinburgh in 2010 ... Ranked No. 1 in Kent Under 18’s ... Ranked as high as No. 3 in UK Under 18’s

McCluskey’s Career Statistics Season Fall 2012 Career

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W-L 6-3 6-3

B10 0-0 0-0

FALL 2012: Totaled three singles wins ... Defeated Marshall’s Ellie Ball, 7-6, 4-6. 20-7, at the Tribe Invitational to earn her first win of the Fall ... Earned two doubles victories, both with Devan McCluskey ... Defeated Paulina Los and Maria Belen Ludueña of Kansas, 8-6, to win the back draw of the Tribe Invitational

FALL 2012: Won four singles matches ... Her first win came against Signe Lazdina of Akron, 4-6, 7-5, 10-7, at the Cissie Leary Invitational at Penn ... Tallied two doubles wins, one with Chelsea Utting and the other with Carmen Sandor ... Defeated Maryland’s pair of Sarah Gealar and Mikele Irazusta, 8-6

JUNIOR CAREER: Played tennis at Queenswood High School, a school known for their tennis and hockey programs ... Captained her high school team to victory in the AEGON Team Tennis Schools National Championship in 2011 and 2012 ... Ranked No. 1 in the UK Under 18 polls ... Ranked in top 20 for her age in UK ... Member of the Hertfordshire team that won the 2011 AEGON County Cup championship in 2011

JUNIOR CAREER: Traveled around the world competing in ITF tournaments ... Played tournaments in France, Cuba and El Salvador among others ... Ranked No. 485 in the entire ITF

Zuhse’s Career Statistics

Whiteaway’s Career Statistics Dbl. 4-3 4-3

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Zuhse

Whiteaway

Season Fall 2012 Career

W-L 3-5 3-5

B10 0-0 0-0

Dbl. 2-3 2-3

Season Fall 2012 Career

W-L 4-5 4-5

B10 0-0 0-0

Dbl. 2-5 2-5

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SARNI TENNIS CENTER

2012 FALL SEASON 2012 Fall Final Results and Stats SINGLES

PLAYER

THE SARNI TENNIS CENTER Penn State opened the new Sarni Tennis Center in September of 1998 and held its first night match against Bloomsbug in April, 1999. The Sarni Tennis Center is a $2.3 million facility that includes seven lighted courts, a stadium court with seating for 1,000 fans, a team clubhouse with locker rooms, meeting and video rooms and a racket stringing area. The Sarni Tennis Center received the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Outstanding Tennis Facility Award in 1999.

facility. Vincent Sarni, a retired chairman and chief executive officer of PPG Industries and his wife are tennis enthusiasts. Neither of the Sarnis is a Penn State graduate, although both have been supporters of academic and athletic programs at the University and both have had children attend Penn State. In addition to the gift from the Sarni family, approximately $500,000 in University funding went into the project, which will also provide for student use of the facility.

THE MAKING OF THE DREAM Vincent and Sandra Sarni started the ball rolling with their gift of $675,000 to the construction of the $2.3 million

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3-6

Petra Januskova

11-2

Devan McCluskey

PLAYER

OVERALL TOUR

Januskova/McCluskey 2-1

2-1

11-2

Sandor/Whiteaway 0-1

0-1

6-3

6-3

Henderson/Zuhse 0-1

0-1

Carmen Sandor

8-3

8-3

Utting/Zuhse 1-2

1-2

Chelsea Utting

3-4

3-4

Januskova/Utting 3-2

3-2

Katherine Whiteaway 3-5

3-5

McCluskey/Whiteaway 2-2

2-2

Jacqueline Zuhse

4-5

Sandor/Zuhse 1-2

1-2

Henderson/Sandor 0-1

0-1

Henderson/Yale Player 2-2

2-2

Henderson/KU Player 1-0

1-0

4-5

38-28 38-28

Totals

12-14 12-14

Percentage .462 .462

It means tradition. Through a combination of display cases, banners, etc., the Sarni Center will proudly recognize the achievements of past players, NCAA qualifiers, All-Big Ten picks, Academic All-Americans and so on.

To the players, it means “excitement.” Banners flying high above the stadium court, the beautiful Nittany Mountains and the Bryce Jordan Center as the backdrop and the majestic team clubhouse overlooking the courts. What more could a player ask for in a practice and competition site? Sarni represents a big-time facility in a superb location.

3-6

Percentage .576 .576

It means night matches under the stadium lights. Penn State can now schedule evening matches, which are a crowd favorite. The stadium lighting is state of the art.

It means great visibility on campus. Located in the central part of campus and adjacent to the Bigler Sports Fields, Sarni will be a highly visible facility for the entire Penn State community. This will encourage the Penn State faculty, staff and students as well as the centre County community to catch the tennis fever by watching practices and attending matches.

OVERALL TOUR

Sarah Henderson

Totals

WHAT DOES SARNI MEAN FOR PENN STATE TENNIS?

DOUBLES

THE PENN STATE INDOOR TENNIS CENTER - The Penn State tennis team uses six outdoor Plexi-cushion courts and four indoor Decoturf courts. - The indoor facility, one of the finest in the East, has four courts with an 800-seat elevated gallery, office, pro shop and locker rooms. - The complex is used for matches and team and individual practices. - With the availibility of the indoor courts, the team does not lose valuable practice time or have matches cancelled or postponed.

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2011-12 SEASON

ALL-TIME RECORDS

2011-12 Final Results RESULTS (12-11, 4-8 Big Ten) 1/5/12 L at Hawaii 4, Penn State 3 1/6/12 L #6 Baylor 5, Penn State 2 (in Hawaii) 1/21/12 W at Penn State 7, UMBC 0 1/29/12 W at Penn State 6, Pittsburgh 1 2/7/12 W at Penn State 4, #57 Ohio State 3* 2/12/12 W Penn State 4, at #40 Virginia Commonwealth 3 2/17/12 W Penn State 7, vs. Penn 0 2/19/12 L Tulane 5, at Penn State 2 2/24/12 W Penn State 5, vs. #65 Marshall 2 2/26/12 W Penn State 4, vs. Miami (Ohio) 3 3/14/12 W Penn State 4, vs. Temple 3

3/17/12 3/23/12 3/25/12 3/30/12 4/1/12 4/6/12 4/8/12 4/14/12 4/15/12 4/20/12 4/22/12 4/28/12

W L W L L L W L L L W L

Penn State 7, vs. Eastern Michigan 0 #57 Indiana 6, at Penn State 1* Penn State 4, #27 Purdue 3* at Iowa 4, Penn State 3* at #18 Nebraska 6, Penn State 1* #33 Minnesota 5, at Penn State 2* Penn State 4, vs. Wisconsin 3* at #11Northwestern 6, Penn State 1* at #23 Illinois 5, Penn State 2* #14 Michigan 5, at Penn State 2* Penn State 4, at Michigan State 3* at Ohio State 4, Penn State 2 (BTT)

2011-12 Final Statistics SINGLES Overall Marie Bedard 15-19 Sarah Henderson 2-4 Petra Januskova 30-8 Fernanda Perrotta 20-18 Maria Prishlyak 1-4 Kristen Roth 4-3 Carmen Sandor 9-18 Nina Sertic 17-14 Chelsea Utting 20-14 Totals 118-102 Percentage .536 DOUBLES Marie Bedard/Sarah Henderson Marie Bedard/Fernanda Perrotta Marie Bedard/Carmen Sandor Marie Bedard/Nina Sertic Sarah Henderson/Maria Prishlyak Sarah Henderson/Kristen Roth Sarah Henderson/Carmen Sandor Sarah Henderson/Fernanda Perrotta Petra Januskova/Nina Sertic Petra Januskova/Chelsea Utting Petra Januskova/Carmen Sandor Fernanda Perrotta/Chelsea Utting Fernanda Perrotta/Carmen Sandor Fernanda Perrotta/Nina Sertic Maria Prishlyak/Kristen Roth Carmen Sandor/Chelsea Utting Nina Sertic/Chelsea Utting Totals Percentage

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Dual Tour Big Ten 1 2 3 4 5 6 10-13 5-6 3-9 --- --- 0-1 1-2 5-7 4-3 0-0 2-4 0-0 --- --- --- --- --- --17-6 13-2 6-6 17-6 --- --- --- --- --10-13 10-5 3-9 --- --- 1-5 6-7 2-0 1-1 0-0 1-4 0-0 --- --- --- --- --- --1-0 3-3 0-0 --- --- --- --- --- 1-0 6-16 3-2 1-10 --- 2-3 3-9 1-4 --- --13-9 4-5 6-6 --- --- --- --- 3-6 10-3 15-8 5-6 7-5 --- 11-7 3-1 1-0 --- --72-65 46-37 26-45 17-6 13-10 7-16 9-13 10-13 16-7 .526 .554 .366 .739 .565 .304 .409 .435 .696 Overall Dual Tour Big Ten 1 2 3 1-1 --- 1-1 --- --- --- --7-6 3-4 4-2 0-1 --- 3-4 --- 1-4 0-3 1-1 0-3 --- 0-3 --5-8 5-8 --- 1-7 --- 1-3 4-5 0-3 --- 0-3 --- --- --- --- 1-2 --- 1-2 --- --- --- --- 1-1 1-1 --- --- --- --- 1-1 2-3 2-3 --- 1-3 --- 0-2 2-1 9-6 2-3 7-3 0-1 2-3 --- --12-5 12-5 --- 7-3 12-5 --- --- 0-1 0-1 --- 0-1 --- 0-1 --3-3 0-1 3-2 0-1 0-1 --- --1-6 1-6 --- 1-2 --- 0-6 1-0 1-2 1-2 --- 1-2 --- --- 1-2 1-1 --- 1-1 --- --- --- --5-3 4-1 1-2 1-0 --- --- 4-1 1-2 --- 1-2 --- --- --- --51-57 31-38 20-19 12-24 14-9 4-19 13-10 .472 .449 .513 .333 .609 .174 .565

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Opponent Akron Alabama American Army Ball State Baylor Bloomsburg Boise State Boston College Boston Univ. Bowling Green Brown Bucknell UC-Irvine California (Pa.) Central Florida Charleston Chatham Clarion Cleveland State Colgate Columbia Cornell Dartmouth Davidson Denver Dickinson Duquesne East Carolina E. Stroudsburg E. Tenn. St. E. Michigan Florida Intl. Florida State George Mason Georgetown G. Washington Ga. Southern Gettysburg Hawaii Harvard Houston Illinois Illinois State Indiana Indiana State Iowa Iowa State James Madison Kansas Lehigh Lock Haven Loyola-Mary. Marshall Mary Baldwin Maryland Miami (Ohio) Michigan Michigan State Mid. Tenn. St.

First Match Last Win Spring ‘10 Spring ’03 Spring ’99 Spring ’05 Spring ’06 Spring ’06 Spring ’87 Spring ’88 Spring ’93 Spring ’83 Fall ’90 Spring ’09 Spring ’09 Fall ’90 Fall ’95 Spring ’83 Spring ’01 Fall ’87 Fall ’87 Spring ’81 Spring ’83 Spring ’79 Spring ’11 Spring ’99 Spring ’01 Fall ’11 Fall ’11 Spring ’91 Spring ’91 Spring ’90 Spring ’90 Spring ’65 Spring ’66 Spring ’89 Spring ’89 Spring ’86 Spring ’86 Fall ’78 Fall ’81 Spring ’08 Spring ’08 Spring ’85 Spring ’02 Fall ’88 Fall ’90 Spring ’88 Spring ’88 Spring ’08 Spring ’65 Spring ’74 Spring ’83 Spring ’83 Spring ’86 Spring ’86 Spring ’71 Spring ’75 Spring ’84 Fall ’84 Spring ’91 Spring ’12 Spring ’01 Spring ’03 Spring ’04 Spring ’86 Spring ’88 Fall ’89 Spring ’96 Spring ’83 Spring ’06 Spring ’90 Spring ’90 Spring ’66 Spring ’87 Spring ‘12 Fall ’80 Spring ’01 Spring ’02 Spring ’92 Spring ’07 Spring ’92 Spring ’92 Spring ’92 Spring ’03 Spring ’88 Spring ’88 Spring ’92 Spring ’09 Fall ’11 Spring ’76 Spring ’98 Spring ’05 Spring ’05 Fall ’85 Spring ’10 Spring ’67 Spring ’87 Spring ’99 Spring ’96 Spring ’12 Spring ’71 Spring ’73 Spring ’03 Spring ‘12 Spring ‘12 Spring ’80 Spring ’01 Spring ’92 Spring ’12 Spring ’05 Spring ’07

W 0 0 5 1 2 0 9 1 1 9 1 3 14 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 5 1 11 2 1 0 9 1 1 4 2 3 1 0 3 2 7 1 6 0 2 0 2 1 3 1 3 0 15 1 8 17 0 3 0 11 1 5 15 1

L 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 20 0 24 1 22 1 7 0 0 0 1 7 1 0 0 21 10 1

Opponent Minnesota Montana State Morehead St. Nebraska New Mexico New Mexico St. New York State N.C. State No. Arizona Northwestern Ohio State Old Dominion Oklahoma Oklahoma St. Peace College Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Princeton Providence Purdue Radford Rice Richmond Robert Morris Rollins College Rutgers SMU South Alabama South Florida South Carolina So. Illinois St. Bonaventure St. John’s Swarthmore Syracuse Temple Toledo Tulane UCSB UMBC UT-Chattanooga Texas-El Paso Texas State Trenton State Tulane Valdosta State Virginia VCU Virginia Tech Wake Forest Washington St. West Chester West Virginia Whittenberg Wichita State William & Mary Wilson College Winthrop Wisconsin Yale

First Match Last Win Spring ’92 Spring ’11 Spring ’09 Spring ’09 Spring ’86 Spring ’86 Spring ’01 Spring ’93 Spring ’93 Spring ’68 Spring ’68 Spring ’06 Spring ’03 Spring ’03 Spring ’92 Spring ’67 Spring ’12 Spring ’79 Spring ’04 Spring ’09 Spring ’08 Spring ’08 Spring ’87 Spring ’87 Fall ’78 Spring ’12 Spring ’76 Spring ’12 Spring ’75 Spring ’06 Fall ’88 Fall ’88 Spring ’92 Spring ’12 Spring ’80 Spring ’80 Spring ’88 Spring ’00 Fall ’88 Spring ’00 Fall ’90 Fall ’90 Spring ’91 Spring ’91 Fall ’79 Fall ’97 Spring ‘10 Spring ‘10 Spring ’01 Spring ’09 Fall ’82 Spring ’91 Spring ’91 Spring ’90 Spring ’90 Spring ’06 Spring ’08 Fall ’84 Fall ’87 Fall ’79 Spring ’07 Spring ’87 Spring ’12 Spring ’07 Spring ’07 Spring ’01 Spring ‘97 Spring ‘97 Spring ‘12 Spring ‘12 Spring ’80 Spring ’93 Spring ’93 Spring ‘10 Spring ‘10 Spring ’79 Fall ’85 Fall ’11 Spring ’05 Spring ’75 Fall ’88 Fall ’90 Spring ’12 Spring ’80 Spring ’04 Spring ’04 Spring ’03 Spring ’65 Spring ’99 Spring ’83 Spring ’08 Spring ’68 Spring ’68 Spring ’08 Spring ’72 Spring ’91 Spring ’65 Spring ’74 Fall ’11 Fall ’11 Spring ’80 Spring ’12 Spring ’81 Spring ’­­08

W 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 16 9 0 1 1 16 16 4 1 6 1 1 2 1 1 16 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 9 15 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 15 19 1 0 5 6 1 4 2

L 17 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 24 29 5 2 0 0 15 0 17 0 19 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 11 5 4 2 1 3 1 0 3 14 1 0 19 4

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Anne Cook ’81 Resides in Vienna, Virginia ... Coached at George Washington University and Langley High School in McLean, Virginia ... Has a daughter, Kimberlee (7). Carol Daniels ’81 Human Resources Specialist (recruitment and placement) for the U.S. Department of the Interior in Herndon, Va. Rebecca (Ho) Dion ’02 Lives in New York City ... Works as an architectural lighting designer for Fisher Marantz Stone ... Married her husband Marcel in September 2008. Lindsay Downing ’05 Works in Private Banking at Credit Suisse in New York City ... Currently enrolled in NYU’s part-time MBA program. Linda (Learmonth) Grosh ’85 Director of the Griffith Leadership Center in the Health Management and Policy Department at the Unversity of Michigan School of Public Health ... Plays for USTA tennis for which she received a 4.5 rating this year … Resides in Ann Arbor, Mich. with her husband and three boys. Dawn (Amig) Herbst ’93 Teaches French at Pine-Richland High School in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh … Married to Scott Herbst (’94 engineering) … Has 2 sons, Cameron (14) and Jack (12). Olya Johnson ’97 Director of Finance for the Walt Disney Company in Italy. Lois Klein Parsons ’71 Retired social worker … Also worked at a health club doing sales, check-in and teaching junior tennis. Kate (Ovelman) Nelson ’01 School Liason Officer for the Department of Defense ... Resides in Fort Sill, Oklahoma ... Married her husband Christian Nelson, a Captain in the U.S. Army, in April 2004 ... Taught tennis at the

Sea Pines Racquet Club on Hilton Head Island and was a substitute teacher at the Hilton Head Elementary School. Andrea Niculescu ’07 Works in Bucharest, Romania as operations executive with SAP Global Delivery ... She oversees the company’s reporting, logistics and personnel throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. Janelle Perez ’02 Police officer in the California Bay Area. Gail Ramsay ’80 Head coach of the Princeton women’s squash team. Jennifer Shular ’08 Works for Merrill Lynch in New York City for Global Markets and Investment Banking with the hedge fund service group. Lisa Thomas-Boyle ’90 Teaches second grade…Lives North of Boston with husband Joe and daughter Natalie. Kelly (Nelson) Watson ‘88 Resides in Wheaton Ill. and works for First Trust Portfolios as a wholesaler ... Married to Ted Watson (‘88) and mother of two children. Jane (Paxton) Wasilov ’76 Resides in Villanova, Pa., and coaches the tennis team at Radnor High School. Cathy (Kissell) Williams ’91 Resides in Peachtree City, Georgia ... Mother of three girls ... Husband Michael is a Penn State alumnus. Kari Yerg ’89 Tennis pro at Patch Reef Park Tennis Center in Boca Raton, Florida ... Recently retired as one of the top USA Wheelchair Tennis Coaches ... Was an eight-time Team USA World Team Cup coach ... In 2007, she was named the USPTA Touring Coach of the Year for her accomplishments with wheelchair tennis.

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2012-13 Penn State Women's Tennis Yearbook