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Zsiga, Ritchie Win Big 12 Tennis Player of the Week Honors
April 16, 2013

Baylor’s Mate Zsiga and Oklahoma’s Whitney Ritchie were named Big 12 Tennis Players of the Week as selected by league officials for matches from April 9 - 15. This is the third career honor for Zsiga and first recognition for Ritchie.

Big 12 Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Mate Zsiga, Baylor, So., Szeged, Hungary / Szeged HS
Zsiga’s upset win with partner Diego Galeano over the 27th-ranked tandem of Dane Webb and Costin Paval clinched the doubles point in Baylor’s 6-1 upset victory over Oklahoma Friday. He continued to play well through singles action en route to claiming the upset over No. 38 Guillermo Alcota (2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4)). Against Oklahoma State, he and Galeano claimed an 8-4 win in doubles action, before his dominating 6-1, 6-1 victory over Chris Haworth at the No. 2 spot in singles competition.

Big 12 Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Whitney Ritchie, Oklahoma, Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla. / Bishop McGuiness HS
Ritchie went undefeated over the weekend for Oklahoma as the Sooners faced two ranked teams, No. 35 Baylor and No. 32 TCU. The junior was key in the Sooners handing TCU its first conference loss this season, 4-3. Ritchie defeated No. 107 Olivia Smith, 6-4, 6-2, to help Oklahoma come back after losing the doubles point. Against Baylor, Ritchie gave Oklahoma it’s only point versus the Bears after topping Victoria Kisialeva at the No. 2 spot, 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 10-4. Ritchie and partner Hermon Brhane defeated two ranked doubles teams, Baylor’s No. 19 Ema Burgic/Victoria Kisialeva and TCU’s No. 51 Millie Nichols/Olivia Smith.



Date Men's Player of the Week Women's Player of the Week
March 11


Ema Burgic, Baylor, So.
March 19


Samantha Adams, Texas Tech, Jr.
March 26


Malika Rose, Oklahoma State, Sr.
April 2


Samantha Adams, Texas Tech, Jr.
April 9

Dane Webb, Oklahoma, So.

Ema Burgic, Baylor, So.
April 16

Mate Zsiga, Baylor, So. 

Whitney Ritchie, Oklahoma, Jr.
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