April 14, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Irish sophomore Kristy Frilling has been named the BIG EAST Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Wednesday.
The Sidney, Ohio native went 2-0 over nationally-ranked opponents last week in both singles and doubles action, helping the Irish defeat No. 39 Texas A&M, 4-3, and No. 19 South Florida, 7-0.
Frilling topped No. 70 Nazari Urbina, 6-1, 6-3, before besting No. 41 Irene Rehberger, 7-6, 4-6, 1-0. At. No. 1 doubles, Frilling teamed with Kali Krisik to down No. 71 Urbina and Elze Potgieter, 8-5, and No. 16 Rehberger and Melissa Koning, 8-6.
Frilling is currently ranked 15th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll with a 16-4 singles mark. She and Krisik hold a perfect 16-0 record at No. 1 doubles and are ranked third nationally.
Last season, Frilling garnered doubles All-America honors after earning the No. 2 seed at the NCAA Doubles Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA singles tournament. She was named the ITA National Player to Watch and the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year.
Frilling and the Irish will wrap up the regular season this weekend as they host No. 22 DePaul and Marquette.