PROVIDENCE, R.I. - St. John's sophomore Ilija Vucic was named BIG EAST Men's Tennis Player of the Week, while St. John's junior Nevena Selakovic was named BIG EAST Women's Tennis Player of the Week.
Vucic racked up four victories last week to lead the Red Storm to a 1-1 record, including a win over No. 74 USF. Against the Bulls, Vucic scored a straight-set win over Frederico Sabogal 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 3 position. He also teamed with senior Milo Hauk for an 8-5 doubles victory at the top spot over Yannick Yoshizawa and Oliver Pramming. In a loss to No. 62 Columbia, Vucic came from behind to take down Nathaniel Gery 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 at the No. 3 spot. In doubles, he and Hauk fought for a 9-8 victory over Columbia's Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur. Vucic has won four-consecutive singles matches and is 9-1 in his last 10. In doubles, Vucic and Hauk lead the team with a 7-2 record.
Selakovic picked up three wins for St. John's last week. Against Pittsburgh, the junior beat Jocelyn Lu 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 1 spot in singles. In doubles competition, she paired with Nakita Austin to topple Lu and Taylor Washington 8-4 at the top spot. She also produced a singles victory over Vanessa Petrini of Rutgers. Selakovic fell behind early, but pulled out the comeback, winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 as the top seeded player. Selakovic has won her last four singles matches and seven of her last nine. She leads the team with a 9-3 record overall.
This is the first weekly honor for both Vucic and Selakovic.