April 14, 2008
WACO, Texas - Baylor senior Zuzana Zemenova was named the Big 12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week the league announced on Monday. The award is the third weekly honor for Zemenova this season and a Big 12 record seventh accolade of her career.
Zemenova collected two singles victories and two doubles victories while giving up only three singles points for sixth-ranked Baylor last week. In a 6-1 win against Oklahoma, she defeated No. 89 Ana Constantinescu 6-2, 6-0 before teaming up with Lenka Broosova for an 8-5 doubles victory. Versus No. 68 Oklahoma State, Zemenova cruised past Iryna Tkachenko 6-0, 6-1 leading Baylor to a 5-2 win in the final regular season home match of her career. She also joined teammate Zuzana Chmelarova for a number two doubles victory over OSU.
With the two singles wins, Zemenova moves into second place in school history with 111 career victories. She also moves her career Big 12 record to 36-0 with all matches coming at No. 1 singles.
This marks the fourth week that a Baylor player has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week. Baylor swept the first three weekly awards, with Zemenova earning the honor during the first week of the dual match season. Taylor Ormond was named the player of the week on March 10, and Zemenova tallied her second award of the season on March 17.
The sixth-ranked Lady Bears, winners of 22 of their last 23 matches, will take on No. 20 Texas at 12 noon on Saturday in Austin, Texas. The match, was previously listed incorrectly for Friday afternoon. With a win over the Longhorns, Baylor can clinch its fourth-straight Big 12 regular season title.