Viktoriya Lushkova (Oklahoma State) has been named the Big 12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for matches played from March 18-24. This honor is the first of Lushkova's career. The freshman is 12-1 in singles matches on the season and hasn't lost a match since January 17.Big 12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Viktoriya Lushkova, Oklahoma State, Fr., Simferopol, Ukraine
Lushkova notched big wins over No. 53 Stefanie Tan and Kenna Kilgo in singles play last weekend to pick up her 10th and 11th-straight victories in singles. In the Cowgirls’ match with TCU, the freshman from the Ukraine was the first of three-straight Cowgirls to get on the board and quickly clinch the match with the Horned Frogs. The win over Tan was Lushkova’s third over a ranked opponent this season.
In Sunday’s match against Texas Tech, the Cowgirls trailed the Red Raiders, 2-1, when Lushkova bounced back from dropping her first set to take the second and force a third set. Lushkova took the third set, 6-3, to win the match on one and tie the overall match score at two. Lushkova’s win over Kilgo proved to be a pivotal point for the Cowgirls as it opened the door for teammates on courts three and six to take their matches, clinching the Cowgirls’ fourth-straight win and second Big 12 victory of the season.
In doubles, Lushkova teamed up with Kanyapat Narattana to split the weekend’s matches. Lushkova and Narattana were the first Cowgirl doubles team to notch a win against the Horned Frogs, defeating Tan and Arantekin, 8-4, on one. Lushkova and Narattana have been an important factors for the Cowgirls this season, as the win was the tandem’s eighth-straight victory on one. In Sunday’s match against Texas Tech, Lushkova and Narattana fell to 48th-ranked Kilgo and Adams.
2014 BIG 12 TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Date||Men's Player of the Week
||Women's Player of the Week|
||---||Simona Parajova, TCU, Jr.|
|March 25||---||Viktoriya Lushkova, Oklahoma State, Fr.|