MANCHESTER, N.H. – Graduated senior Jess Perkins of the Saint Anselm College women's tennis team finished her career ranked No. 20 in the East Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as the organization released its final Oracle/ITA Division II Women's Regional Rankings of the 2017-18 season earlier this spring.
Perkins wrapped up her stellar career tied with LIU Post's Shanice Arthur for the No. 20 ranking in the East Region and was one of four Northeast-10 Conference student-athletes in the top-20 singles rankings. Perkins was also ranked No. 20 by the ITA in the first set of individual rankings released back in November.
In 2017-18, Perkins went 15-2 at No. 1 singles for Saint Anselm, including winning 10 of her 12 matches against NE10 opponents. Seven of her 15 victories came by 6-0, 6-0 scores in a season highlighted by a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Karla Miletic of USciences, who ended the season as the No. 7-ranked student-athlete in the East Region. Fourteen of Perkins' 15 victories in her senior campaign came in straight sets.
Perkins was named an All-NE10 selection for the third-straight season at No. 1 singles last fall and became the program's first student-athlete to earn 100-career match wins (singles and doubles) this spring. Playing exclusively at No. 1 singles, Perkins, a seven-time NE10 Player of the Week over her career, finished her time on the Hilltop with a 60-10 record in singles and was 40-8 in NE10 singles matches for the Hawks.
|Oracle/ITA Division II Women's Regional Rankings|
|3||Siri Victorsson||Concordia (NY)|
|4||Lotte Lesscher y Post||Goldey Beacom College|
|5||Rehan Rashad||Queens (NY)|
|6||Lara Scholtze||LIU Post|
|7||Karla Miletic||University of the Sciences|
|8||Rebecca Fakas||Adelphi University|
|9||Catarina Zheng||Goldey Beacom College|
|10||Begona Gomar||Wilmington University|
|11||Angelica Karlsson Hantzis||Concordia (NY)|
|12||Liza Dubrovskaya||Post University|
|13||Mia Covic||Chestnut Hill College|
|14||Louisa Brunetti||Queens (NY)|
|15||Isabelle Porter||Stonehill College|
|17||Marta Yevstakhevych||Jefferson University|
|18||Anna Hortelano Pey||Goldey Beacom College|
|T-20||Shanice Arthur||LIU Post|
|T-20||Jess Perkins||Saint Anselm College|