Ritchie Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Bishop McGuinness alum gets named Big 12 player of the week for second time.

NORMAN, Okla. — For the second time in her career, senior Whitney Ritchie was named the Big 12 Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, announced by the conference office Tuesday.

Ritchie went undefeated in singles and doubles play over the weekend. In singles, Ritchie battled back, at the No. 1 spot, after a 3-6 loss in the first set to upset No. 56 Petra Niedermayerova 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8), to give Kansas State their first conference loss. Ritchie and doubles partner Mia Lancaster had the doubles victory that clinched the point against Kansas State and gave them their 30th career win as a doubles team.

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