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Weekend Schedule

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March 14
#47 USF at #6 ILLINOIS - 11 a.m. CT
#42 Pepperdine at #6 ILLINOIS - 5 p.m. CT
#57 IOWA at #75 College of Charleston - 2 p.m. CT

March 15
#57 IOWA at The Citadel - 1:30 p.m. CT
#24 Columbia at #41 MICHIGAN - 11 a.m. ET
Detroit at #41 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET
MICHIGAN STATE at #32 Louisville - 12 p.m. ET

March 16
#6 ILLINOIS vs. #12 Baylor [1] - 11 a.m. CT
#59 INDIANA at #38 Texas Tech - 2 p.m. ET

March 17
#58 WISCONSIN at #65 Miami - 11 a.m. CT

[1] Indian Wells, Calif.

In The Polls

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Eleven Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ohio State claimed the No. 1 spot for the fourth consecutive week. Illinois (No. 6), Northwestern (No. 26) and Penn State (No. 27) joined Ohio State in the top 30, followed by Purdue (No. 40) and Michigan (No. 41) in the top 50. Minnesota checks in at No. 51, with Nebraska (No. 56), Iowa (No. 57), Wisconsin (No. 58) and Indiana (No. 59) also within the top 60.

Individually, 12 Big Ten men's tennis players and nine doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of Big Ten singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
7. Jared Hiltzik, ILL
9. Peter Kobelt, OSU
17. Farris Gosea, ILL
39. Raleigh Smith, NU
42. Tim Kopinski, ILL
47. Leonard Stakhovsky, PSU
61. Sam Monette, IND
T72. Leandro Toledo, MINN
88. Hunter Callahan, OSU
100. Sam Shropshire, NU
112. Alex Petrone, MICH
120. Herkko Pollanen, OSU

Doubles
3. Tim Kopinski/Ross Guignon, ILL
4. Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka, OSU
16. Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg, MINN
22. Barrett Franks/Alex Buzzi, MICH
35. Mihir Kumar/Raleigh Smith, NU
44. Sam Monette/Daniel Bednarczyk, IND
45. Russell Bader/Leonard Stakhovsky, PSU
48. Jared Hiltzik/Alex Jesse, ILL
52. Shaun Bernstein/Kevin Wong, MICH

For the complete polls, click here.

Weekend Schedule

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March 7   
Bradley at #58 IOWA - 3 p.m. CT
#42 MINNESOTA at Washington - 7 P.M. CT
Utah at #44 NEBRASKA - 7 P.M. CT
#24 NORTHWESTERN at #54 PURDUE - 2 p.m. ET
#1 OHIO STATE at #4 Oklahoma - 6 P.M. ET

March 8
MICHIGAN STATE at #33 Harvard - 12 p.m. ET
#31 PENN STATE at #50 Princeton - 11 a.m. ET
Wisconsin-Green Bay at #49 WISCONSIN - 12 p.m. CT
Western Illinois at #49 WISCONSIN - 3 p.m. CT

March 9
#54 PURDUE at #6 ILLINOIS - 12 p.m. CT
#57 INDIANA at #24 NORTHWESTERN - 12 p.m. CT
UIC at #24 NORTHWESTERN - 7:30 p.m. CT
#42 MINNESOTA at #20 Boise State - 11 a.m. CT
North Dakota at #44 NEBRASKA - 8 a.m. CT
#45 Drake at #44 NEBRASKA - 3 p.m. CT

In The Polls

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Eleven Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. For the third consecutive week, Ohio State occupied the No. 1 spot. Illinois (No. 6) and Northwestern (No. 24) joined Ohio State in the top 25, followed by Penn State (No. 31), Michigan (No. 39), Minnesota (No. 42), Nebraska (No. 44) and Wisconsin (No. 49) in the top 50. Purdue (No. 54), Indiana (No. 57) and Iowa (No. 58) round out the Big Ten presence in the rankings.

Weekend Schedule

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February 28
North Dakota at #55 IOWA - 9 a.m. CT
Creighton at #55 IOWA - 3 p.m. CT
MICHIGAN STATE at #26 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET
#23 NORTHWESTERN at #38 Louisville - 3 p.m. CT
#12 North Carolina at #1 OHIO STATE - 6 p.m. ET

March 1
#49 WISCONSIN at #47 MINNESOTA - 1 p.m. CT
#50 NEBRASKA at Cornell - 2 p.m. ET
#50 NEBRASKA vs. New Jersey Institute of Technology [1] - 7 p.m. ET
Western Michigan at #54 PURDUE - 1 p.m. ET
Bradley at #54 PURDUE - 6 p.m. ET

March 2

#7 ILLINOIS at #23 NORTHWESTERN - 3 p.m. CT
#41 Dartmouth at #61 INDIANA - 10 a.m. ET
Illinois State at #61 INDIANA - 3 p.m. ET
#34 PENN STATE at #1 OHIO STATE - 12 p.m. ET

[1] Ithaca, N.Y.

In The Polls

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Eleven Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ohio State claimed the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive week. Illinois (No. 7), Northwestern (No. 23 and  Michigan (No. 26) joined Ohio State in the top 30, followed by Penn State (No. 34), Minnesota (No. 47), Wisconsin (No. 49) and Nebraska (No. 50) in the top 50. Purdue (No. 54), Iowa (No. 55) and Indiana (No. 61) round out the Big Ten presence in the rankings.

Individually, 12 Big Ten men's tennis players and seven doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of Big Ten singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
8. Jared Hiltzik, ILL
9. Peter Kobelt, OSU
23. Farris Gosea, ILL
33. Tim Kopinski, ILL
44. Raleigh Smith, NU
50. Leonard Stakhovsky, PSU
53. Sam Monette, IND
72. Hunter Callahan, OSU
84. Leandro Toledo, MINN
85. Sam Shropshire, NU
88. Herkko Pollanen, OSU
113. Alex Petrone, MICH

Doubles
3. Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka, OSU
4. Tim Kopinski/Ross Guignon, ILL
17. Barrett Franks/Alex Buzzi, MICH
21. Mihir Kumar/Alex Buzzi, NU
22. Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg, MINN
45. Jared Hiltzik/Alex Jesse, ILL
58. Shaun Bernstein/Kevin Wong, MICH

For the complete polls, click here.

Peter Kobelt of Ohio State has been named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2014 ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship,which concluded Monday. Kobelt is the first Buckeye to receive the honor, which he achieved after winning seven of his eight matches in leading Ohio State to its first national indoor title. The senior went 3-1 at first singles during the ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship.

Ranked No. 23 in the ITA Division I Men's Singles Rankings, Kobelt defeated two top 10 players during the tournament. He dished No. 3 Mitchell Frank of Virginia only his fifth collegiate loss in a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win during Ohio State's exciting 4-3 win over the Cavaliers in the semifinal, then defeated No. 7 Ray Sarmiento of USC 6-3, 6-4 in the final. Kobelt and his partner Kevin Metka, who are ranked No. 2 in the ITA Division I Men's Doubles Rankings, went 4-0 at first doubles at the tournament.

Kobelt is joined on the ITA All-Tournament Team by teammates Ralf Steinbach, Metka and Hunter Callahan, while Kobelt and Metka also received recognition as a doubles pair.

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Weekend Schedule

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February 21   
#18 Vanderbilt at #58 INDIANA - 2 p.m. ET
Toledo at #58 INDIANA - 7 p.m. ET
#30 LSU at #33 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET
#29 NORTHWESTERN at #24 Harvard - 5 p.m. CT

February 22  
IOWA at Western Michigan - 12 p.m. CT
Xavier at #53 MICHIGAN STATE - 12 p.m. ET
#45 Drake at #49 MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. CT
#59 NEBRASKA vs. Alabama-Birmingham [1] - 1 p.m. CT
#1 OHIO STATE at #10 Notre Dame - 12 p.m. ET
Penn at #43 PENN STATE - 11 a.m. ET    

February 23   
#18 Vanderbilt at #33 MICHIGAN - 12 p.m. ET
#59 NEBRASKA vs. Georgia State [1] - 10 a.m. CT
#27 NC State at #29 NORTHWESTERN - 12 p.m. CT
Valparaiso at #29 NORTHWESTERN - 7 p.m. CT
#54 Denver at #67 WISCONSIN - 2 p.m. CT

February 24   
#1 OHIO STATE at #58 INDIANA - 2 p.m. ET

[1] Atlanta, Ga.

In The Polls

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Eleven Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. After winning the ITA National Team Indoor Championship on Monday, Ohio State claimed the No. 1 spot for the second time in program history and first since 2008-09. Illinois (No. 14), Northwestern (No. 29), Michigan (No. 33), Penn State, (No. 43) and Minnesota (No. 49) also rank in the top 50. Michigan State checks in at No. 53, followed by Indiana (No. 58), Nebraska (No. 59), Wisconsin (No. 67) and Purdue (No. 71).

Ohio State wins ITA National Team Indoor Championship

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The fifth-ranked Ohio State men's tennis team captured its first ITA National Team Indoor Championship title with an impressive performance Monday for a 4-1 win over No. 3 USC in Houston, Texas. Guided by director of tennis and head coach Ty Tucker, the Buckeyes defeated four top-25 teams, including two top-five programs, en route to the national title and are now 13-0 overall in 2014 to put Ohio State at its best start to a season in program history.

The Scarlet and Gray captured the doubles point and three of the four completed singles matches to defeat the Trojans, whose last loss was to Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Team Championships last May.

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