Baylor Sweeps Big 12 Tennis Player of the Week Honors
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          Release: 04/23/2013
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Baylor’s Patrick Pradella and Ema Burgic were named Big 12 Tennis Players of the Week as selected by league officials for matches from April 16 - 22. This is the third honor this season for Burgic, the most in a season since 2009, and first recognition for Pradella.

Big 12 Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Patrick Pradella, Baylor, Jr., Bielefeld, Germany / Ceciliengymnasium
Pradella helped the Bears clinch the regular season Big 12 championship with two wins over ranked opponents, No. 12 Texas and No. 37 TCU. At No. 1 singles, the junior took down No. 40 Soren Hess-Olesen of Texas and No. 94 Nick Chappell of TCU. He and partner Roberto Maytin also scored a victory over TCU’s JT Sundling and Max Stevens at No. 2 doubles.

Big 12 Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Ema Burgic, Baylor, So., Lukavac, Bosnia & Herzegovina / Gimnazija Lukavac
Over the weekend, Burgic led the Bears to victories over No. 26 Texas and No. 15 Texas Tech to claim a share of the Big 12 regular season title. She defeated No. 36 Breaunna Addison (Texas) and No. 93 Samantha Adams (Texas Tech) at No. 1 singles. The sophomore has won 14 matches in a row and is undefeated in Big 12 action (9-0). In singles, Burgic has tallied a 22-5 dual match record, which leads the team at the top of the lineup for the Lady Bears. In doubles, alongside Victoria Kisialeva, the 17th-ranked duo leads BU with a 16-3 dual match record. The tandem of Burgic/Kisialeva pulled off upsets against No. 13 Addison/Scott of Texas and No. 15 Adams/Kilgo of Texas Tech.

 

2013 BIG 12 TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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

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Ema Burgic, Baylor, So.
March 19

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Samantha Adams, Texas Tech, Jr.
March 26

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Malika Rose, Oklahoma State, Sr.
April 2

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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.
April 23

Patrick Pradella, Baylor, Jr. 

Ema Burgic, Baylor, So.
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