Tennis notes in PDF format
*The Big 12 was represented by 15 singles players and five doubles tandems at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships. Soren Hess-Olesen (Texas) and the Oklahoma State doubles team of Arjun Kadhe and Jakob Sude both represented the league in the championship’s semifinal round.
*Soren Hess-Olesen (Texas) was one of 10 men's tennis players in the country to earn a top 25 ranking in both the singles and doubles final ITA College Tennis Rankings
*At No. 37, Viktoriya Lushkova (Oklahoma State) is the seventh-highest ranked freshman in the country.
*Five men's student-athletes appeared in the top 20 of the final singles rankings. The Big 12 is the only conference to boast this feat.
*Ten Big 12 tennis squads advanced to NCAA postseason play (five men’s, five women’s). On the women’s side, Baylor advanced the furthest, making an appearance in the Sweet 16. Three of the league’s men’s teams made it to the Elite Eight, with Oklahoma going all the way to the national championship match and earning a national runner-up finish.
*All six men’s squads ended the season in the ITA’s team rankings marking the 16th consecutive week that 100 percent of the league’s men’s squads have been ranked in the top 60. The Big 12 is the only conference to end the season with three teams in the top 10.
*Eight of the league’s women’s squads ended the season in the final ITA team rankings. Four Big 12 women’s teams cracked the top 25.
*Sixteen schools nationally had both their men's and women's tennis teams ranked inside the top 25 to close the season. Of those 16 teams four are from the Big 12 (Baylor, Texas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State).
FINAL BIG 12 STANDINGS
|MEN'S TENNIS STANDINGS||Big12||Overall|
|No. 6 Baylor||4-1||.800||W2||26-6||.813||L1|
|No. 8 Texas||4-1||.800||W1||23-6||.793||L1|
|No. 2 Oklahoma||4-1||.800||W4||28-4||.875||L1|
|No. 41 Texas Tech||1-4||.200||L3||13-11||.542||L5|
|No. 25 Oklahoma State||1-4||.200||L4||22-8||.733||L1|
|No. 49 TCU||1-4||.200||W1||12-12||.500||L1|
|WOMEN'S TENNIS STANDINGS||Big12||Overall|
|No. 14 Baylor||9-0||1.000||W9||26-7||.788||L1|
|No. 21 Oklahoma State||7-2||.778||L1||16-9||.640||L1|
|No. 20 Oklahoma||6-3||.667||W1||17-7||.708||L1|
|No. 30 Texas Tech||6-3||.667||W5||17-9||.654||L2|
|No. 22 Texas||6-3||.667||L2||13-13||.500||L1|
|No. 53 TCU||5-4||.556||W2||12-12||.500||L1|
|No. 68 Kansas State||3-6||.333||W1||10-13||.435||L1|
|No. 74 Kansas||2-7||.222||L7||12-12||.500||L1|