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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 4/10/2024, Last updated: 4/10/2024
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Michigan State Earns Women’s Tennis Weekly Award

Spartans’ Bhakta selected as this week’s honoree

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Player of the Week 

Ria Bhakta, Michigan State  

Fr. – Delray Beach, Fla. – California Connections Academy – Major: Business 

  • Earned a three-set victory over No. 19-ranked Julia Fliegner of Michigan 

  • Completed a come from behind victory over Fliegner for the highest ranked victory of her young career 

  • Worked her way back after dropping the first set, 4-6, rattling off two straight-set victories (6-4, 1-0 [11-9]) in a back-and-forth matchup  

  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Maja Pietrowicz (March 19, 2019) 

2024 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Honorees 

Jan. 17          Kari Miller, MICH 

Jan. 24          Julia Fliegner, MICH 

Jan. 31          Irina Cantos Siemers, OSU 

Feb. 7            Irina Cantos Siemers, OSU 

Feb. 14              Piper Charney, MICH 

Feb. 21          Kasia Treiber, ILL 

Feb. 28          Gala Mesochoritou, MICH 

March 6             Selma Cadar, MD 

March 13           Julia Fliegner, MICH/Aiva Schmitz, MINN 

March 20           Sydney Pratt, NU 

March 27           Marisa Schmidt, IOWA  

April 3           Maria Sholokhova, WIS 

April 10              Ria Bhakta, MSU