Nov. 21, 2011
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The women's tennis early signing period wrapped over the weekend and the Boilermakers landed two outstanding individuals with Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum and Krisztina Kapitany.
Bernard-Feigenbaum is a five star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net. The New York City native is ranked No. 42 in the nation and No. 3 in New York. The future Boilermaker has also been ranked as high as No. 33 in the country earlier this year. Bernard-Feigenbaum has an overall record of 38-20 including a 14-6 record against other five star recruits. She also has a perfect 17-0 record against four star recruits, all according to tennisrecruiting.net.
Kapitany comes to Purdue all the way from Budapest, Hungary. She has been ranked as high as No. 140 in the ITF and has put together some impressive tournaments and individual wins. In the last year, Kapitany knocked off Marie Casares who is a top 10 freshman in the country this year and attends Vanderbilt. Casares recently played at Purdue for the Commodores in the Schwartz Tennis Challenge and was regularly in the No. 1 singles position. Kapitany also has wins over Diana Bogolyi, the ITF's No. 63 individual and Tristen Dewar, a blue chip and the No. 18 recruit in the country for 2012. The Hungarian has also defeated Vanda Lukacs who is the No. 919 ranked individual in the women's world rankings. Kapitany also won the Hungarian National Indoor Singles Championships in 2011 and was a doubles champion in Spain in 2010 and 2011.
Bernard-Feigenbaum and Kapitany will help fill in the Boilermakers lineup in 2012 for the current seniors, Jennifer Rabot, Anna Dushkina, and Kay Kay Magi. The duo will also join this year's freshman class of Lynda Xepoleas and Daniela Vidal which earned the school's highest ever recruiting class ranking of No. 8 in the country to make for a dynamic Purdue lineup.