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Baylor Sweeps Big 12 Tennis Player of the Week Honors
April 23, 2013

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.



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.
April 23

Patrick Pradella, Baylor, Jr. 

Ema Burgic, Baylor, So.
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