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BUCKNELL CALIFORNIA (Pa.) at Ohio State * vs. William & Mary IOWA STATE VCU PRINCETON

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NORTHWESTERN* at Michigan State * at Michigan * MINNESOTA * WISCONSIN * at Purdue * at Indiana * Big Ten Championship (Iowa City, Iowa)

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Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dawna Denny Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . .North Texas ’00 Record at Penn State .17-51 (three seasons) Career Record . . . . .82-127 (nine seasons) Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . .814-863-7479 Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .djp28@psu.edu Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Fenwick Alma Mater . . . . . . . . .Western Illinois ‘06 Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . .814-863-4028 Home Court . . . . . .Sarni Tennis Center (1,000) 2009-10 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-19 2009-10 Big Ten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-10 2010 Big Ten Tournament . . . .0-1, First Round 2010 NCAA Qualifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . .6/2 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1-2..........................................................Season Preview 3...........................................Head Coach Dawna Denny 4......................................Assistant Coach Mike Fenwick 5............................................................Denisa Zobeideh 6.........................Fernanda Perrotta and Maria Prishlyak 7...............................Kristen Roth and Sarah Henderson 8...............................Petra Januskova and Amy Simidan 9................................Marie Bedard and Carmen Sandor 10.....................................................Sarni Tennis Center 11.......................................................2010 Fall Statistics 12................................................2009-10 Final Statistics 13...................................................Year-By-Year Results 14.................................................Where Are ey Now

2010-11 Nittany Lion Women’s Tennis Roster Name Marie-Frederique Bedard Sarah Henderson Petra Januskova Fernanda Perrotta Maria Prishlyak Kristen Roth

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

Hometown Montreal, Canada Bloomington, Ind. Ottawa, Canada Buenos Aires, Argentina Kiev, Ukraine Ardmore, Pa.

Carmen Sandor Amy Simidian Denisa Zobeideh

Fr. So. Sr.

Toronto, Canada Carlstadt, N.J. Weston, Fla.

Major DUS Finance Marketing Economics Advertising, Labor & Employment Relations Communication Arts and Sciences, Spanish, International Studies DUS Secondary Ed. Political Science

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SEASON PREVIEW BUILDING THE PROGRAM e Nittany Lions are filled with young talent looking to improve upon last year’s performances. Sophomores Petra Januskova and Amy Simidian led Penn State for most of the 2009-10 season. Januskova went 8-7 last year defeating two ranked players and was ranked as high as No. 66 in the ITA rankings. Januskova was also ranked in the preseason Top 100 this year, landing at No. 81. is marked the first time a Penn State player was a preseason Top 100 ranking since 1989. In her first season as a Nittany Lion, Januskova was named the ITA Atlantic Region Rookie Player of the Year. “Petra has grown exponentially since she arrived at PSU. She is willing to put in the time and effort to continually improve her game. She has high aspirations for herself and the team and she is dedicated to the big picture,” said Denny. Simidian also flourished in her first season with 12 singles wins, including six matches against Big Ten opponents.“Amy has improved on her fitness and her technique. She is a true competitor and she is extremely eager to take extra strides towards developing her game,” said Denny. e Nittany Lions were also ranked No. 7 in the Atlantic region, which is their first regional ranking since being ranked No. 11 in 2008. TALENTED NEWCOMERS Penn State brought in two talented freshmen with Marie Frederique-Bedard and Carmen Sandor. Bedard finished in the top 300 of the Junior International Tennis Federation and graduated with honors at College Sainte-Anne de Lachine. “Marie is incredibly explosive in her tennis and her fighting attitude. She is fearless on the court and is always eager to learn,” said Denny. Bedard started her freshman campaign by qualifying for the ITA Atlantic Regional and winning her opening main draw match.

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Sandor was ranked 16th in the Rogers General Women's Rankings for Ontario, Canada, entering her freshman year. She was also 35th nationally in the Rogers General Women's Rankings. Sandor was ranked as high as 876 in the WTA singles rankings entering her freshman year. “Carmen understands the process of development and she has truly bought into our program at PSU. She is a true competitor and with positive focus, the sky is the limit,” said Denny. Also joining the Penn State team is junior Fernanda Perrotta. Perrotta is a transfer from Arkansas. In her sophomore season at Arkansas Perrotta tallied a 5-2 record including a 3-1 record in dual matches. She had a very successful junior career as she maintained a Top 30 national ranking in Argentina and peaked at No. 6. “Fernanda has experience in high pressure situations that will be important for our team. She brings a mature element and she is a great leader to her peers on and off the court,” said Denny. 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 finished last season in the Top 75 of the ITA rankings. Eleven of Penn State’s 22 opponents for the 2011 season finished the season in the ITA Top 75.


SEASON PREVIEW 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.”

Fellow junior Kristen Roth earned Academic All-Big Ten honors and won her final match of the season. Denny points to Roth’s intangibles that help bring the team together. Sophomore Sarah Henderson earned four wins in her first year, including five doubles victories. “Sarah eludes positivity whether it is practice, competition, or conditioning. She is always willing to work hard and she is an excellent leader for others on the team,” said Denny. BUILDING OFF OF THE FALL Several Nittany Lions made great strides during the 2010 fall season, led by Januskova. In her third tournament of the season, Januskova finished runner-up at the ITA Atlantic Regional in Norfolk, Va. She also won the consolation bracket at the Midland Invitational in the team’s first tournament. In total, Januskova tallied 10 wins in the fall along with a victory over the No. 47 ranked player according to the ITA. e rest of the Nittany Lions have all shown improvement in the fall with players like Prishlyak and Perrotta earning several strong victories. e Nittany Lions will try to use this positive start in the fall to start the regular season on the right track.

“e 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.” RETURNING PLAYERS e Penn State women’s tennis team returns six players from their squad in 2009-10. Among them is senior leader Denisa Zobeideh. “Denisa is a tenacious competitor on the court. She is a great example for her teammates because of her fighting spirit,” said Denny. Zobeideh had several wins against ranked opponents in 2009, including a victory over No. 38 Myriam Sopel of Indiana. Zobeideh also defeated No. 26 Iowa in doubles. Junior Maria Prishlyak returns for her third season and has shown great strides early in the fall season. “Maria has rededicated herself to developing her game. Her focus has become much sharper and it is showing in her results this fall,” said Denny. Prishlyak had five wins in the fall, nearly equaling her win total from last year.

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HEAD COACH DAWNA DENNY

Dawna

DENNY

Fourth Season at Penn State 17-51

North Texas, 2000

Head coach Dawna Denny is in her fourth season guiding the Penn State women’s tennis team. In her first season at Penn State, the Nittany Lions compiled a record of 8-14, including three victories over ranked teams. Denny coached Petra Januskova to 2010 ITA Atlantic Region Rookie Player of the Year honors. 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 SuperChallenge. Prior to coming to Happy Valley, Denny was an assistant coach at Baylor University where in addition to Big 12 regular-season and tournament titles, she helped the Bears to a berth in the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. e 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 tennis coach in North Texas history. e 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.

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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 200106. Denny, who earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from North Texas in 2000, was a four-year letterwinner 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. 3 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. roughout her collegiate tennis career, she was the Big West Female Scholar Athlete of the Year and was named to the Raptor AllEagle 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 two years.

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. 17-51


ASSISTANT COACH MIKE FENWICK

Mike

FENWICK First Season

Western Illinois, 2006

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.

Fenwick is in his first season as an assistant coach. Fenwick comes to Happy Valley after spending the 2009-10 season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Baylor men's tennis team. 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. e 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. Prior to his tenure at Baylor, Fenwick spent four years as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s programs 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. e WIU men also claimed the 2006 MidCon 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 2004NITTANY LION WOMEN’S TENNIS www.GoPSUsports.com

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MEET THE NITTANY LIONS

Denisa

Zobedeideh Senior Weston, Fla

Major : Political Science

JUNIOR CAREER: Zobeideh was a five-star recruit out of high school according to tennisrecruiting.net ... Participated in both the clay court and hardcourt supernationals ... Played in Round of 16 Doubles Supernational Hardcourts in San Jose, Calif ... Was ranked 15th in Florida and ranked in the top 50 in the nation ... Peaked at 60th in the Tennis RPI national rankings. DENNY ON ZOBEDEIDEH: “Denisa is a tenacious competitor on the court. She is a great example for her teammates because of her fighting spirit.”

2009-10 SEASON - JUNIOR: Won three singles matches including a win against Myriam Sopel (7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6)) of No. 38 Indiana … Also picked up three doubles victories, two of which were against ranked teams ... Defeated Ally Majercik and Kelcie Klockenga of No. 26 Iowa, 8-6, as well as Tijana Koprivica and Jackie Sperling of No. 56 Iowa, 8-2, with partner Lauren McCarthy. 2008-2009 SEASON - SOPHOMORE: Won the Sergio Tachinni Invitational D Doubles Flight during fall play with partner Leyla Morzan ... Picked up eight No. 2 doubles victories with partner Lauren McCarthy during the regular season, including an 8-3 win over Lynne Poggensee-Wei and Kelcie Klockenga of Iowa ... Went 11-17 overall on the year ... Helped Penn State upset then-No. 63 Iowa with a tight 6-3, 7-6, 7-1 win over Hawkeye Lynne Poggensee-Wei ... Edged Aleksandra Markovic of thenNo. 74 Wisconsin, 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8). 2007-08 S E AS O N FRESHMAN: Began her collegiate career going 4-3 in the fall, closing out the season with a three-set come-frombehind win at the Penn State Invitational over Cornell's Melissa Orteza ...Went 11-8 overall and 2-4 in the Big Ten ... Finished out the spring season on a two-match win streak ... Earned Penn State's lone point against Iowa at the Big Ten Tournament ... Defeated Kayla Berry 6-3, 6-0 ... Went 3-3 in doubles play paired with Dorothy Dohanics ... Named Co-Most Improved Player, along with Katelyn BeVard, as voted by her teammates.

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Zobedeideh’s Career Statistics Season W-L Dual 2007-08 11-8 7-5 2008-09 11-17 5-15 2009-10 3-10 1-8 Fall 2010 0-2 0-0 Career 25-37 13-28

B10 0-0 2-8 1-7 0-0 3-15

Dbl. 3-3 13-13 3-8 0-1 19-25


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Fernanda

Perrotta

Junior Buenos Aires, Argentina

Major : Economics

2010 FALL: Went 6-6 in singles play, including two wins at the WMU Super Challenge ... Won her final four doubles matches with partner Petra Januskova on her way to a 6-4 record ... Named doubles champion of the WMU Super Challenge with partner Petra Januskova, going 3-0 for the weekend. 2009-10 SEASON - SOPHOMORE (at Arkansas): Perrotta tallied a 5-2 overall record, including a 3-1 mark in dual matches ... In doubles play, Perrotta was 4-1... Advanced to the flight six final of the Florida Gulf Coast Invitational … Won the consolation bracket in the doubles flight 1 of the Florida Gulf Coast Invitational. 2008-09 SEASON - FRESHMAN (at Arkansas): Did not compete.

Maria

Prishlyak Junior Kiev, Ukraine

Major : Advertising, Labor, Employment Relations

2010 FALL: Earned a 4-3 doubles record with several different partners, including three straight wins to end the season at the WMU Super Challenge ... Won five singles matches and three at the Hokie Fall Invitational. 2009-10 SEASON - SOPHOMORE: Went 7-24, including three straight wins against Bucknell, Lehigh and Akron… Won seven doubles matches including two against ranked opponents... including a win over No. 45 Marshall with partner Petra Januskova over Isabell Raich and Kara Kucin, 8-4 … Defeated No. 26 Illinois with Michaela Stracar against Breanne Smutko and Chrintine Stromberg … Was named to the Academic All-Big Ten roster. 2008-09 SEASON - FRESHMAN: Was 10-20 during her first year

JUNIOR CAREER - In her native Argentina, Perrotta maintained a top 30 national ranking during her junior career, peaking at No. 6 in 2007-08. Additionally, she was one of the best doubles players in Argentina, including a semifinal appearance in the 2009 Bell Ville Open. DENNY O N PERROTTA: “Fernanda has experience in high pressure situations that will be important for our team. She brings a mature element and she is a great leader to her peers on and off the court.” Perrotta’s Career Statistics Season W-L Dual 2008-09* 0-0 0-0 2009-10* 5-2 3-1 Fall 2010 6-6 0-0 Career 11-8 3-1 *At Arkansas

B10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Dbl. 0-0 5-1 6-4 11-5

with the Nittany Lions ... Edged Jackie Sperling of then-No. 64 Minnesota in an exciting 4-6, 6-4, 104 victory ... Opened spring play with back-to-back No. 3 doubles victories with partner Dorothy Dohanics, defeating Dara Dwojewski and Ashley Globerman of Bucknell, 8-3, and Laura Villegas and Andrea De La Torre of Montana State, 8-3. JUNIOR CAREER: Played on Ukrainian under-18 National Tennis Team ... Placed third in doubles at 18 and older Nationals ... Fourth place in singles at under-18 summer nationals ... Quarterfinalist in singles and doubles on under-18 winter nationals DENNY ON PR ISHLYAK: “Maria has rededicated herself to developing her game. Her focus has become much sharper and it is showing in her results this fall.” Prishlyak’s Career Statistics Season W-L Dual 2008-09 10-20 4-16 2009-10 7-24 4-17 Falll 2010 5-6 0-0 Career 22-50 8-33

B10 1-7 1-9 0-0 2-16

Dbl. 8-15 5-18 4-3 17-36

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MEET THE NITTANY LIONS Kristen

Roth

Junior Ardmore, Pa.

MAJOR: Communication Arts & Sciences, Spanish, International Studies Studies

2010 FALL: Had an overall record of 4-2, including a victory over Davidson’s Tamara Hill ... Also went 4-2 in doubles with a pair of wins at the WMU Super Challenge. 2009-10 SEASON - SOPHOMORE: Won her final match of the year 6-3, 6-1 against Purdue’s Remi Martin… Saw action in four singles matches and three doubles matches … Earned Academic All Big Ten honors. 2008-2009 SEASON - FRESHMAN: Was 2-2 on the year ... Won two singles matches in fall play after walking onto the team, defeating Carly Lowenstein of Quinnipiac, 6-2, 6-1, and Kasey Rosenberger of Quinnipiac, 6-3, 6-3 ... Picked up two fall doubles victories with partner Denisa Zobeideh ... Defeated Stacey Reich and Ruthie Furman of Lehigh, 8-6, in her collegiate debut with fellow freshman Ali Hefter ... Named ITA Scholar-Athlete.

Sarah

JUNIOR CAREER: Compiled a 125-7 career record at Lower Merion High School ... Was the 2005 doubles state champion with partner Julie Raezar ... Team was the 2005 PIAA AAA State Champions ... Ranked #56 in 2007 national doubles ranking with partner Liz Hamlin ... Also competed in indoor and outdoor track ... Received the National Who's Who Student-Athlete Award. DENNY ON ROTH: “Kristen is a huge piece of our team cohesiveness. She brings intangibles to our program that are invaluable on the court and in life.”

Roth’s Career Statistics Season W-L 2008-09 2-2 2009-10 0-9 Fall 2010 4-2 Career 6-13

Dual 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

B10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Dbl. 3-0 0-4 4-2 7-6

DENNY ON HENDERSON: “Sarah eludes positivity whether it is practice, competition, or conditioning. She is always willing to work hard and she is an excellent leader for others on the team.”

Henderson Sophomore Bloomington, Ind. MAJOR : Finance

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 Michaela Stracar 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 ... ree-year National Finals record of 7-1 in singles and 9-0 in doubles. 8

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Henderson’s Career Statistics Season W-L Dual 2009-10 4-24 2-17 Fall 2010 0-3 0-0 Careeer 4-24 2-17

B10 0-9 0-0 0-9

Dbl. 6-12 2-4 6-12


MEET THE NITTANY LIONS

Petra

Januskova Sophomore Ottowa, Canada

MAJOR : Marketing

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.

Amy

Simidian Sophomore Carlstadt, N.J.

JUNIOR CA REER: 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. D E N N Y O N J A N U S K O VA : “Petra has grown exponentially since she arrived at PSU. She is willing to put in the time and effort to continually improve her game. She has high aspirations for herself and the team and she is dedicated to the big picture.” Januskova’s Career Statistics Season W-L Dual 2009-10 8-7 6-5 Fall 2010 13-3 0-0 Careeer 21-10 6-5

B10 1-1 0-0 1-1

Dbl. 7-8 4-2 11-10

JUNIOR CAREER: Played at Henry P. Becton Regional High School ... Was a five-star recruit who was ranked No. 34 on Tennisrecruiting.net ... Won the New Jersey State Singles Championship in 2008 by defeating Stef Balasa of East Brunswick in the final, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. DENNY ON SIMIDIAN: “Amy has improved on her fitness and her technique. She is a true competitor and she is extremely eager to take extra strides towards developing her game.”

MAJOR : Secondary Ed.

2010 FALL: Went 4-3 in singles and defeated Wisconsin’s Alaina Trgovich at the WMU Super Challenge ... Won three doubles matches with three different partners. 2009-10 SEASON - FRESHMAN: Had a team-best 12 singles wins … Made it to the round of 16 in her first collegiate tournament at the Wilson/ITA Atlantic Regional defeating No. 12 in the Atlantic Region, Ragini Acharya, 6-4, 6-4, in the round of 32 … Followed up that performance by winning four straight matches, including two against Purdue... Picked up five doubles wins with four different partners, including Lauren McCarthy, Petra Januskova, Sarah Henderson, and Sarah Lotto … Won two straight matches in doubles against Temple, 8-4, and Texas State, 8-0.

Simidian’s Career Statistics Season W-L Dual 2009-10 12-16 5-12 Fall 2010 4-3 0-0 Career 16-19 5-12

B10 3-7 0-0 3-7

Dbl. 4-18 3-4 7-22

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MEET THE NITTANY LIONS DENNY ON BEDARD: “Marie is incredibly explosive in her tennis and her fighting attitude. She is fearless on the court and is always eager to learn.”

Marie-Frederique

Bedard

Freshman Montreal, Canada

Bedard’s Career Statistics Season W-L Dual 2010 Fall 6-5 0-0 Career 6-5 0-0

B10 0-0 0-0

Dbl. 3-5 3-5

MAJOR : D.U.S.

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.

Carmen

Sandor Freshman

DENNY ON SANDOR: “Carmen understands the process of development and she has truly bought into our program at PSU. She is a true competitor and with positive focus, the sky is the limit.”

Toronto, Canada Major : D.U.S.

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... Also 35th nationally in the Rogers General Women's Rankings... Finished sixth in singles at the 2008 Ontario Indoor Junior Provincial U18 Championships... 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... Collected four singles wins and one doubles win while playing in WTA Tour events. 10 PENN STATE 2010-2011 WOMEN’S TENNIS

Sandor’s Career Statistics Season W-L Dual Falll 2010 3-5 0-0 Career 3-5 0-0

B10 0-0 0-0

Dbl. 2-5 2-5


SARNI TENNIS CENTER Penn State opened the new Sarni Tennis Center in September of 1998, and held their first night match against Bloomsburg 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.

WHAT DOES SARNI MEAN FOR PENN STATE TENNIS? It means night matches under the stadium lights. Penn State can now schedule evening matches, which are a big crowd favorite. The stadium lighting is state-of-the-art. • 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. • 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. • 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.

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 facility. “The Sarni family demonstrated its extraordinary support of the University and the tennis program through this marvelous gift,” said Penn State athletic director Tim Curley. “Their gift enabled us to take this project from concept to reality.” 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 PENN STATE INDOOR TENNIS CENTER e Penn State tennis team uses six outdoor Plexi-cushion courts and four indoor Decoturf courts. e indoor facility, one of the finest in the East, has four courts with an 800-seat elevated gallery, office, pro shop and locker rooms. e complex is used for matches and team and individual practices. With the availability of the indoor courts, the team does not lose valuable practice time or have matches cancelled or postponed.

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2010 FALL SEASON

2010 Fall Final Results and Stats STATISTICS

SINGLES Marie Bedard Sarah Henderson Petra Januskova Fernanda Perrotta Maria Prishlyak Kristen Roth Carmen Sandor Amy Simidian Denisa Zobeideh Totals Percentage

Overall 6-5 0-3 13-3 6-6 5-6 4-2 3-5 4-3 0-2 41-35 .539

DOUBLES Fernanda Perrotta/Denisa Zobeideh Sarah Henderson/Maria Prishlyak Petra Januskova/Amy Simidian Marie Bedared/Carmen Sandor Fernanda Perrotta/Kristen Roth Marie Bedard/Fernanda Perrotta Maria Prishlyak/Carmen Sandor Petra Januskova/Fernanda Perrotta Marie Bedard/Amy Simidian Sarah Henderson/Carmen Sandor Maria Prishlyak/Kristen Roth Maria Prishlyak/Amy Simidian Totals Percentage

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Tour 6-5 0-3 13-3 6-6 5-6 4-2 3-5 4-3 0-2 41-35 .539

Overall 0-1 1-2 1-2 1-2 2-2 1-1 0-1 3-0 1-2 1-2 2-0 1-0 14-15 .483

Tour 0-1 1-2 1-2 1-2 2-2 1-1 0-1 3-0 1-2 1-2 2-0 1-0 14-15 .483


2009-10 SEASON

2009-10 Final Results and Stats

RESULTS (4-19, 0-10 BIG TEN) 1/23/10 1/24/10 1/29/10 2/5/10 2/13/10 2/14/10 2/19/10 2/21/10 2/27/10 3/5/10 3/6/10

W W L L L L L L L L W

SINGLES Allie Hefter Sarah Henderson Petra Januskova Sarah Lotto Lauren McCarthy Maria Prishlyak Kristen Roth Amy Simidian Michaela Stracar Stephanie Tarle Denisa Zobeideh Totals Percentage

at Penn State 6, Bucknell 1 at Penn State 5, Lehigh 2 Akron 5, at Penn State 2 at Purdue 5, Penn State 2 at Wichita State 6, Penn State 1 at #55 Oklahoma 7, Penn State 0 #45 Marshall 6, at Penn State 1 # 42 Boise State 5, at Penn State 2 at # 29 VCU 5, Penn State 2 #21 Ohio State 7, at Penn State 0 * at Penn State 4, Temple 3

3/10/10 3/12/10 3/20/10 4/2/10 4/4/10 4/10/10 4/11/10 4/17/10 4/18/10 4/24/10 4/25/10 4/29/10

STATISTICS

Overall 0-9 4-24 8-7 6-19 9-24 7-24 1-3 12-16 6-15 0-2 3-10 56-156 .264

DOUBLES Lauren McCarthy/Amy Simidian Sarah Henderson/Sarah Lotto Michaela Stracar/Denisa Zobeideh Allie Hefter/Maria Prishlyak Lauren McCarthy/Maria Prishlyak Sarah Lotto/Maria Prishlyak Petra Januskova/Lauren McCarthy Sarah Henderson/Michaela Stracar Sarah Henderson/Lauren McCarthy Sarah Lotto/Amy Simidian Sarah Henderson/Maria Prishlyak Allie Hefter/Kristen Roth Maria Prishlyak/Kristen Roth Lauren McCarthy/Michaela Stracar Petra Januskova/Amy Simidian Sarah Lotto/Lauren McCarthy Maria Prishlyak/Stephanie Tarle Maria Prishlyak/Amy Simidian Maria Prishlyak/Michaela Stracar Petra Januskova/Maria Prishlyak Petra Januskova/Sarah Lotto Sarah Henderson/Amy Simidian Lauren McCarthy/Denisa Zobeideh Sarah Lotto/Michaela Stracar Totals Percentage

Dual 0-0 2-17 6-5 2-14 6-15 4-17 0-0 5-12 4-12 0-2 1-8 30-105 .222

Tour 0-9 2-7 2-2 4-5 3-9 3-7 1-3 7-4 2-3 0-0 2-2 26-51 .338

Big Ten 0-0 0-9 1-1 0-7 1-9 0-9 0-0 3-7 0-5 0-0 1-7 6-54 .100

1 ----6-5 1-1 1-0 ----2-7 ------10-13 .435

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

2 ------1-4 1-8 1-2 --2-3 ------5-17 .227

Penn State 5, at Texas State 2 at #33 SMU 7, Penn State 0 at #28 Princeton 7, Penn State 0 #26 Iowa 6, at Penn State 1 * #55 Minnesota 7, at Penn State 0 * at #3 Michigan 7, Penn State 0 * at Michigan State 6, Penn State 1 * at #38 Indiana 6, Penn State 1 * at #26 Illinois 7, Penn State 0 * #6 Northwestern 7, at Penn State 0 * Wisconsin 5, at Penn State 2 * #49 Purdue 4, vs. Penn State 4 (BTT)

3 --1-1 --0-3 1-2 2-12 --------0-1 4-19 .174

4 --1-0 ----1-5 1-2 --0-2 1-2 --1-6 5-17 .227

5 --0-12 --0-2 2-0 0-1 --1-0 2-1 0-1 0-1 5-18 .217

6 --0-4 --0-4 --------1-9 0-1 --1-21 .045

Overall

Dual

Tour

Big Ten

1

2

3

1-4 1-3 0-3 0-3 0-1 1-2 2-2 4-5 0-1 2-11 0-3 0-1 0-1 3-5 0-1 1-5 0-1 0-3 2-7 4-4 0-2 1-0 3-5 0-1 26-75 .257

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-4 0-0 2-10 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-5 0-0 1-5 0-1 0-3 2-7 4-4 0-2 1-0 3-5 0-1 19-49 .279

1-4 1-3 0-3 0-3 0-1 0-2 2-2 2-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 00-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 7-26 .212

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 2-6 0-1 0-0 0-0 3-5 0-1 7-23 .233

----------1-0 ------1-10 ----------1-5 --0-1 --2-0 --------5-18 .217

--------------2-0 --1-0 -----1-1 ------0-2 --2-4 ----3-5 --10-12 .455

--------------0-4 ----0-1 ----1-4 ----0-1 --2-7 --1-0 1-0 --0-1 4-19 .1743

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS Opponent

First Match Last Win

W

L

Akron Alabama American Army Ball State Baylor Bloomsburg Boise State Boston College Boston Univ. Bowling Green Brown Bucknell UC-Irvine 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 Harvard Houston Illinois Illinois State Indiana Indiana State Iowa James Madison Kansas Lehigh Lock Haven Loyola-Mary. Marshall Mary Baldwin Maryland Michigan Michigan State Mid. Tenn. St. Minnesota

Spring ‘10 Spring ’03 Spring ’99 Spring ’06 Spring ’87 Spring ’93 Spring ’83 Spring ’09 Fall ’90 Spring ’83 Fall ’87 Spring ’81 Spring ’79 Spring ’99 Spring ’91 Spring ’90 Spring ’65 Spring ’89 Spring ’86 Fall ’78 Spring ’08 Spring ’85 Fall ’88 Spring ’88 Spring ’08 Spring ’65 Spring ’83 Spring ’86 Spring ’71 Spring ’84 Spring ’91 Spring ’01 Spring ’04 Spring ’86 Fall ’89 Spring ’83 Spring ’90 Spring ’66 Fall ’80 Spring ’02 Spring ’92 Spring ’92 Spring ’92 Spring ’88 Spring ’92 Spring ’76 Spring ’05 Fall ’85 Spring ’67 Spring ’99 Spring ’96 Spring ’71 Spring ’73 Spring ’80 Spring ’92 Spring ’05 Spring ’92

0 0 5 1 2 0 9 1 1 9 1 3 13 2 1 1 2 1 1 5 1 11 2 1 0 9 1 1 4 2 2 1 0 3 2 7 1 6 2 0 2 1 3 1 3 15 1 8 17 0 2 0 11 5 13 1 5

1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 2 0 1 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 18 0 21 1 20 7 0 0 0 1 6 1 0 19 10 1 16

Spring ’05 Spring ’06 Spring ’88 Fall ’90 Spring ’09 Fall ’95 Spring ’01 Fall ’87 Spring ’83 Spring ’10 Spring ’01 Spring ’91 Spring ’90 Spring ’66 Spring ’89 Spring ’86 Fall ’81 Spring ’08 Spring ’02 Fall ’90 Spring ’88 Spring ’74 Spring ’83 Spring ’86 Spring ’75 Fall ’84 Spring ’01 Spring ’03 Spring ’88 Spring ’96 Spring ’06 Spring ’90 Spring ’87 Spring ’01 Spring ’07 Spring ’92 Spring ’03 Spring ’88 Spring ’09 Spring ’98 Spring ’05 Spring ’10 Spring ’87 Spring ’05 Spring ’03 Spring ’01 Spring ’09 Spring ’07 Spring ’06

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Opponent First Match Last Win Montana State Spring ’09 Spring ’09 Morehead St. Spring ’86 Spring ’86 Nebraska Spring ’01 New Mexico Spring ’93 New Mexico St. Spring ’93 New York State Spring ’68 Spring ’68 N.C. State Spring ’06 No. Arizona Spring ’03 Spring ’03 Northwestern Spring ’92 Ohio State Spring ’67 Spring ’05 Old Dominion Spring ’79 Spring ’04 Oklahoma Spring ’09 Oklahoma St. Spring ’08 Spring ’08 Peace College Spring ’87 Spring ’87 Pennsylvania Fall ’78 Spring ’01 Pittsburgh Spring ’76 Fall ’00 Princeton Spring ’75 Spring ’06 Providence Fall ’88 Fall ’88 Purdue Spring ’92 Spring ’94 Radford Spring ’80 Spring ’80 Rice Spring ’88 Spring ’00 Richmond Fall ’88 Spring ’00 Robert Morris Fall ’90 Fall ’90 Rollins College Spring ’91 Spring ’91 Rutgers Fall ’79 Fall ’97 UCSB Spring ’97 Spring ’97 SMU Spring ‘10 Spring ‘10 South Alabama Spring ’01 South Florida Spring ’09 South Carolina Fall ’82 So. Illinois Spring ’91 Spring ’91 St. Bonaventure Spring ’90 Spring ’90 St. John’s Spring ’06 Spring ’08 Swarthmore Fall ’84 Fall ’87 Syracuse Fall ’79 Spring ’07 Temple Spring ’87 Spring ’10 Toledo Spring ’07 Spring ’07 Tulane Spring ’01 UT-Chattanooga Spring ’80 Texas-El Paso Spring ’93 Spring ’93 Texas State Spring ‘10 Spring ‘10 Trenton State Spring ’79 Fall ’85 Valdosta State Spring ’05 Virginia Spring ’75 Fall ’88 VCU Fall ’90 Spring ’97 Virginia Tech Spring ’80 Spring ’04 Wake Forest Spring ’04 Washington St. Spring ’03 West Chester Spring ’65 Spring ’99 West Virginia Spring ’83 Spring ’08 Whittenberg Spring ’68 Spring ’68 Wichita State Spring ’08 William & Mary Spring ’72 Spring ’91 Wilson College Spring ’65 Spring ’74 Wisconsin Spring ’80 Spring ’08 Yale Spring ’81 Spring ’08

W 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 15 9 0 1 1 15 14 4 1 5 1 1 2 1 1 16 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 9 13 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 2 5 0 0 15 19 1 0 5 6 3 2

L 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 22 27 5 2 0 0 15 0 16 0 18 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 11 4 4 2 1 3 1 0 3 13 1 18 4

YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS (since 1965)

Season 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83* 1983-84 1984-85* 1985-86* 1986-87* 1987-88* 1988-89* 1989-90* 1990-91* 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

W 2 4 3 4 4 5 6 7 4 5 3 5 9 8 10 14 12 8 12 8 12 17 18 21 18 19 20 6 5 13 3 11 10 2 3 8 15 6 8 6 8 9 10 8 5 4 391

L 2 0 1 2 2 0 2 1 2 3 3 3 3 6 2 3 5 9 5 8 6 6 4 6 7 3 4 11 14 10 12 10 10 18 15 10 10 14 14 17 13 13 13 14 18 19 344

Coach Ann Valentine Pat Semi Pat Semi Pat Semi Joan Nessler Joan Nessler Joan Nessler Joan Nessler Joan Nessler Joan Nessler Joan Nessler Joan Nessler Joan Nessler Candy Royer Candy Royer Candy Royer Candy Royer Kim Muller Jan Bortner Jan Bortner Jan Bortner Jan Bortner Jan Bortner Jan Bortner Jan Bortner Jan Bortner Sue Whiteside Sue Whiteside Sue Whiteside Sue Whiteside Sue Whiteside Sue Whiteside Sue Whiteside Sue Whiteside Sue Whiteside Buffy Baker Buffy Baker Buffy Baker Buffy Baker Buffy Baker Buffy Baker Buffy Baker Buffy Baker Dawna Denny Dawna Denny Dawna Denny

* - Atlantic 10 Champions


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.

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.

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.

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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