Will Little was named the Big 12 Player of the Week Tuesday afternoon after the Baylor men’s tennis redshirt junior provided both a doubles and a singles point in the Bears’ 4-1 win over No. 21 Florida State on Sunday. The victory clinched Baylor a spot at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship.
Little also scored a singles point in the Bears’ ITA Kick-Off Weekend opening round win over UNLV on Saturday.
At the top of the doubles lineup, the No. 2 ranked duo of Little and Johannes Schretter defeated Florida State’s Aziz Dougaz and Guy Iradukunda, 6-1. Then, Little scored the first ranked singles win of his career with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over No. 59 Alex Knaff at the No. 5 spot.
On Saturday, Little defeated UNLV’s Richard Solberg, 6-2, 6-1.
He holds a perfect 3-0 mark during the dual-match season and is 10-4 overall in singles play. In doubles, Little and Schretter are 1-1 in dual matches and 5-3 overall with three wins over ranked opponents.
Little’s award is Baylor’s 44th Big 12 weekly honor since 2000. Little is one of 19 different Bears to be recognized in that stretch. It is the first time Little has won a weekly honor in his career and the first time a Bear has been recognized in 2018.