OSU's Vladica Babic Named ITA Central Region Senior Player Of The Year
STILLWATER - Oklahoma State women’s tennis player Vladica Babic has been named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Central Region Senior Player of the Year, the organization announced Monday.
Having won seven-straight matches and nine of her last 10, Babic has gone 26-6 overall in her senior season to go along with a 14-3 dual record. In fact, OSU is 12-1 on the season when she wins her dual match.
The Cowgirl senior has racked up 11 wins against ranked opponents, including triumphs over No. 15 Anna Danilina (Florida), No. 8 Ena Shibahara (UCLA), No. 28 Lily Miyazaki (Oklahoma), and No. 17 Gabriela Talaba (Texas Tech).
Babic has gone 27-8 overall in doubles with partner Sofia Blanco this season, and 16-3 in duals competing in the No. 1 spot. The pair is 12-6 against ranked opponents in doubles, including wins over No. 7 Berg/Cline (South Carolina), No. 1 Fahey/Najarian (Michigan), No. 9 Pairone/Jeanjean (Arkansas), No. 18 Aney/Graham (North Carolina), No. 22 Fleming/Hart (UCLA) and No. 21 Federici/Dvorak (Texas Tech).
Babic is no stranger to ITA Central Region dominance. Last fall, she swept the ITA Central Region Championships, claiming the singles and doubles titles to become the second player in program history to complete such a feat.
With 95 singles wins and 111 doubles wins to her credit for her career, Babic became the seventh player in school history to reach 90 singles wins and 100 doubles wins. She has the most doubles wins and second most singles wins for a Cowgirl in the Big 12 era. Her doubles totals ranked third all-time.
Babic, Blanco and Cowgirl senior Megan McCray will have a chance to compete for All-America status and individual NCAA titles later this month in the NCAA Individual Championships, which are set for May 23-28 in Winston Salem, N.C.