JONESBORO, Ark. (8/16/17) – Arkansas State head women's tennis coach Kel Lange has announced the addition Kirsty Venter and Berta Masdevall Masip to the program for the 2017-18 season.

Venter competed for the Boise State women's tennis program for each of the last two seasons, while Masdevall Masip was a member of the Milwaukee tennis program for her freshman season in 2016-17.

Venter, a native of Edinburg, Scotland, compiled a 14-7 record in singles' competition with the Broncos. She went 12-6 this past year, playing primarily in the No. 6 position, while adding a 7-4 mark in doubles' action. She went 4-0 with playing partner Nancy Menjivar, before injury caused the pair to be split for the remainder of the season.

In Scotland, Venter was a member of the Erskine Stewarts Melville School in Edinburgh for five years and served as the school's overall sports captain. She represented the regional team of East Scotland for six years, peaking at No. 32 in the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) rankings as a U16 player. She also helped East Scotland to a second-place finish in Division 2 in 2013, which earned the squad to a promotion in the prestigious Division 1 circuit.

Masdevall Masip posted a 21-10 singles record in her first season with the Panthers and added a 19-13 doubles ledger to her freshman campaign. Her 21 singles victories were tied for the 10th most in a single season in Milwaukee history. She took home a flight championship at the Gopher Invite during fall tournament play and also won a championship at the Warhawk Invite hosted by Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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