Samantha Adams (Texas Tech) has been named the Big 12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for matches played from March 11-18. This is the second career honor for Adams and first for Texas Tech this season.
Big 12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Samantha Adams, Texas Tech, Jr., New Braunfels, Texas / New Braunfels
Adams picked up a pair of ranked singles wins last week, knocking off No. 87 Laura Claus of No. 64 San Diego, 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4) and outlasting No. 106 Hermon Brhane of No. 28 Oklahoma, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4). Her lone singles loss came at the hands on No. 4 Gina Suarez-Malaguti of top-ranked North Carolina, 6-4, 6-2. In doubles, Adams, teamed with Kenna Kilgo to go 3-0, picking up No. 1 doubles position wins over No. 64 San Diego, No. 1 North Carolina and No. 28 Oklahoma. Adams and Kilgo, who are 11-3 in dual matches this spring and ranked No. 34, upset the No. 14 tandem of Hermon Brhane and Whitney Ritchie, 8-7 (7-3). The win on Sunday in doubles was Adams' 60th, moving the junior into 20th in career doubles wins at Texas Tech. Overall this season, Adams is 11-14 in singles and 14-6 in doubles.
2013 BIG 12 TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK --- ---
Men's Player of the Week
Women's Player of the Week
Ema Burgic, Baylor, So.
Samantha Adams, Texas Tech, Jr.