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2008 All-Big 12 Tennis Awards Announced
April 28, 2008
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April 28, 2008

Irving, Texas - Oleksandr Nedovyesov (Oklahoma State) and Zuzana Zemenova (Baylor) have been named Big 12 Tennis Players of the Year, the conference announced. Freshman and Newcomer of the Year honors were shared by Ed Corrie (Texas) and Austin Krajicek (Texas A&M) on the men's side. For the women, Taylor Ormond (Baylor) was named Freshman of the Year while her teammate Jelena Stanivuk was tabbed Newcomer of the Year. Tim Siegel (Texas Tech) received men's Coach of the Year accolades, while Joey Scrivano (Baylor) earned women's Coach of the Year.

The All-Big 12 honors are selected by the league's head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players. Zemenova's honor marks the first time in Big 12 history that a student-athlete has been named Player of the Year in four consecutive seasons in any sport.

Nedovyesov becomes the second Cowboy to win the men's top player award (Pavel Kudrnac, 1997-98). He is ranked at No. 3 nationally in the latest ITA/Fila individual rankings. Nedovyesov is the Big 12's top No. 1 singles player, finishing 5-1 in conference competition and 23-5 in dual matches during the regular-season. In doubles play, he and teammate Nathan Byrnes also clinched the Big 12 title with a 6-0 record.

Zemenova is the first athlete in Big 12 history to win Player of the Year in four straight years in any sport. Baylor men's tennis player Benedikt Dorsch (2003-05) and Oklahoma State women's golfer Maria Boden (1999-2001) shared the previous high with Zemenova. She ended the conference regular-season with a 10-0 mark at No. 1 singles and a 7-2 ledger at No. 1 doubles. Her 115 career wins is second best in school history. The 25th-ranked player ends her Big 12 career with a 37-0 conference record with all matches coming at number one singles.

This season marks the third time in Big 12 history the league has had co-winners for the men's freshman and newcomer honors. Corrie is the third Texas player to win freshman honors and the first to win newcomer accolades after posting the top conference record (6-0) at No. 3 singles. He is ranked No. 47 nationally and is 28-9 in singles and 23-10 in doubles matches in 2008. Krajicek is the fifth Aggie to win newcomer accolades and the fourth to win freshman honors along with doubles teammate Conor Pollock in 2006. He posted a 4-2 league regular-season mark at No. 3 singles this season.

Ormond is the third BU women's player to win freshman recognition posting 26 wins in both singles and doubles play. She is currently ranked No. 43 in the nation. Her doubles partner Stanivuk claimed newcomer honors, finishing a combined 9-0 playing at positions No. 3-5. The award-winning duo tallied an 8-2 doubles mark in conference play.

Siegel led the Red Raiders to a No. 17 national ranking with a 19-5 overall mark while going 4-3 in league play. After finishing with the No. 6 seed last year, Siegel sparked Texas Tech to its first winning record in conference since 2005 and raised the team's overall winning percentage from .583 a year ago to .792 in 2008.

Scrivano led the Bears to a dominating 28-2 overall record and third undefeated Big 12 Conference record. The Baylor women captured their third straight conference title while losing only twice on the season to Stanford and Northwestern, both ranked No. 1 nationally at the time.

The All-Big 12 Teams were also announced. Eight men's singles players and three doubles teams were unanimously honored. On the women's side, three singles standouts were unanimous picks.

2008 ALL-BIG 12 TENNIS AWARDS

MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Oleksandr Nedovyesov, Oklahoma State, So.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Ed Corrie, Texas, Fr.
Austin Krajicek, Texas A&M, Fr.

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Ed Corrie, Texas, Fr.
Austin Krajicek, Texas A&M, Fr.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Tim Siegel, Texas Tech

ALL-BIG 12 TEAM

SINGLES
Denes Lukacs, Baylor, So.
Lars Poerschke, Baylor, Sr.*
Andrei Daescu, Oklahoma, So.*
Oleksandr Nedovyesov, Oklahoma State, So.*
Luis Diaz Barriga, Texas, Sr.
Ed Corrie, Texas, Fr.*
Kellen Damico, Texas, Fr.
Dimitar Kutrovsky, Texas, So.*
Austin Krajicek, Texas A&M. Fr.*
Conor Pollock, Texas A&M, Jr.
Sinisa Markovic, Texas Tech, Jr.*
Bojan Szumanski, Texas Tech, Sr.*

DOUBLES
David Galic/Denes Lukacs, Baylor
Andrei Daescu/Fedrico Chavarria, Oklahoma
Nathan Byrnes/Oleksandr Nedovyesov, Oklahoma State*
Ed Corrie/Kellen Damico, Texas*
Austin Krajicek/Conor Pollock, Texas A&M
Christian Rojmar/Bojan Szumanski, Texas Tech*

* - Unanimous Selection

WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Zuzana Zemenova, Baylor, Sr.*

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Jelena Stanivuk, Baylor, Fr.

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Taylor Ormond, Baylor, Fr.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Joey Scrivano, Baylor

ALL-BIG 12 TEAM

SINGLES
Lenka Broosova, Baylor, So.
Taylor Ormond, Baylor, Fr.
Zuzana Zemenova, Baylor, Sr.*
Monica Milewski, Colorado, Jr.*
Magdalena Tokarczyk, Kansas, Fr.
Viviana Yrureta, Kansas State, Sr.
Imke Reimers, Nebraska, Sr.*
Ana Maria Constantinescu, Oklahoma, Fr.
Iryna Tkachenko, Oklahoma State, Sr.
Vanja Corovic, Texas, So.
Courtney Zauft, Texas, Sr.
Elze' Potgeiter, Texas A&M, So.

DOUBLES
Zuzana Chmelarova/Jana Bielikova, Baylor
Zuzana Zemenova/Lenka Broosova, Baylor
Monica Milewski/Camila Belassi, Colorado
Imke Reimers/Jana Albers, Nebraska
Vanja Corovic/Marija Milic, Texas
Tiffany Clifford/Ana Blagodarova, Texas A&M
Samantha van der Drift/Janet Durham, Texas Tech

* - Unanimous Selection

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