STARKVILLE, Miss. – With the 2013-14 collegiate tennis season right around the corner, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association has announced its Division I Women’s Preseason Rankings. Mississippi State women’s tennis is represented by three of its players in the first poll of the season released Friday, which is an individual-only ranking.
Representing State in singles is sophomore Georgiana Patrasc, who is nationally ranked at No. 76 in singles, a new career best. As a true freshman last spring, Patrasc was named to the 2013 All-Southeastern Conference Team, claiming second-team honors. She played mainly at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions in the team line-up and hit her career high of being nationally ranked at No. 116 by the ITA. She went 18-15 in her first season of college competition.
Rated No. 48 nationally in doubles, Lady Bulldogs Alexandra Perper (senior) and Naomi Tran (junior) represent Mississippi State in that ranking. The duo was ranked on the national level for much of the 2012-13 campaign as well, starting the season 10-2, including a win over the No. 4 team in the country.
Mississippi State Lady Bulldog Tennis looks forward to the upcoming fall campaign, which will be underway on September 28 with the ITA Riviera All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif.