Arita Named Division III Player to Watch

Arita Named Division III Player to Watch

May 21, 2009

293017817_art_9605.jpgMay 21, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. —  On the eve of the start of the NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Championships, DePauw sophomore Janelle Arita has been named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Player to Watch.

Arita competes in the 32-player Division III Singles Championship beginning tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the Collins Hill Athletic Club in Lawrenceville, Ga. She opens play against top-seeded Siobhan Finicane of Pomona-Pitzer.

This years Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year runner-up, Arita posted a 23-10 record at number-one singles and is 49-19 in her career. She also was 21-10 in doubles action, lifting her career mark to 47-16.

Liz Bondi '07 earned the ITA Player to Watch Award in 2003 and later won the Division III Singles title in 2007.