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Ohio State men's tennis player Peter Kobelt advanced to the singles final at the ITA All-American Championships this past weekend in Tulsa, Okla. The junior won five consecutive matches in the main draw, including two over seeded players, to advance to the final. 

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In The Polls

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Seventeen Big Ten men's tennis athletes have earned top 125 recognition in the first Campbell/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division I Preseason Singles Rankings. The poll includes 10 All-Big Ten selections from last season and the reigning Player of the Year (Evan King, Michigan) and Freshman of the Year (Leandro Toledo, Minnesota) 

Thirteen conference doubles teams have also earned rankings, the second most of any conference. The list includes tandems from 10 Big Ten institutions.

For the complete singles poll, click HERE. For the full doubles rankings, click HERE.

The complete list of Big Ten standouts is below.

Singles Poll
4. Evan King, Michigan
31. Spencer Newman, Michigan
35. Peter Kobelt, Ohio State
39. Josh MacTaggart, Indiana
50. Leandro Toledo, Minnesota
51. Alex Petrone, Michigan
53. Vlad Stefan, Michigan
60. Connor Smith, Ohio State
61. Devin McCarthy, Ohio State
66. Aaron Pfister, Michigan State
68. Nelson Vick, Ohio State
69. Spencer Wolf, Northwestern
79. Ille Van Engelen, Ohio State
83. Isade Juneau, Indiana
t-87. Rok Bonin, Minnesota
118. Farris Gosea, Illinois
120. Bruno Abdelnour, Illinois

Doubles Poll
3. Evan King/Shaun Bernstein, Michigan
5. Devin McCarthy/Ille Van Engelen, Ohio State
13. Diego Acosta/Aaron Dujovne, Purdue
21. Andre Stenger/Eric Sock, Nebraska
28. Russell Bader/Roman Trkulja, Penn State
31. Billy Bertha/Jakhongir Jalalov, Wisconsin
32. Rok Bonin/Leandro Toledo, Minnesota
42. Spencer Wolf/Raleigh Smith, Northwestern
44. Peter Kobelt/Connor Smith, Ohio State
46. Spencer Newman/Vlad Stefan, Michigan
52. Aaron Pfister/Drew Lied, Michigan State
t-55. Garret Dunn/Michael Swank, Iowa
t-55. Spencer Newman/Alex Petrone, Michigan

Big Ten Men's Tennis Season in Review

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Take Two: Ohio State's Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola took home the NCAA Doubles Championship on Monday, May 28, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. The Buckeye duo took down Texas Tech's Raony Carvalho and Gonzalo Escobar, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to claim the title. RECAP

Academic All District: Illinois' Bruno Abdelnour and Iowa's Garrett Dunn were named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Team, announced on Thursday, May 17. The Academic All-District team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their performances in the classroom and athletically. The complete list of Big Ten honorees can be found here.

Going Dancing: Six Big Ten squads competed in the 2012 NCAA Tennis Championships in Athens, Ga. For the complete championships coverage, click here.

Illini take home Big Ten Tournament title: Third-seeded Illinois rallied from a 3-1 deficit with victories at the No. 5, 6 and 2 singles positions to knock off top-seeded Ohio State and earn the Illini's first tournament title since 2005. In the clinching match at the No. 2 spot, Illinois' Roy Kalmanovich knocked off the Buckeyes' Blaz Rola, ranked sixth nationally, to end OSU's six-year run as tournament champions. For complete championships coverage, click here.

All-Conference & Individual Awards: The Big Ten men's tennis All-Conference teams and individual awards were announced on Thursday night at the Big Ten Tournament banquet. Michigan junior Evan King was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year, while Minnesota's Leandro Toledo earned Freshman of the Year honors and Ohio State's Ty Tucker picked up Coach of the Year laurels. COMPLETE RELEASE

Lucky Number Seven: Ohio State clinched the Big Ten Men's Tennis Championship on Sunday, April 22, claiming a 6-1 win over No. 21 Michigan en route to the outright title. The third-ranked Buckeyes closed the regular season with a perfect 11-0 record in Big Ten play and a 29-2 overall mark to take their seventh-straight and 11th overall conference title. RECAP


Nine Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Team, as announced on Thursday. The Academic All-District team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their performances in the classroom and athletically. The complete list of Big Ten honorees can be found below.

Field Hockey
Eileen Brandes, Michigan (Biology, 3.92)
Kelsey Amy, Penn State (Fine Arts, 3.79)

Gymnastics
Michael Newburger, Ohio State (Mathematics, 3.94)
Miguel Pineda, Penn State (Biology, 3.98)

Rowing
Ulrike Denker, Ohio State (Business/Master of Accounting, 3.93)

Swimming
Andrew Elliott, Ohio State (Marketing, 3.85)
Lauren Roth, Purdue, (Psychology, 3.93)

Tennis
Bruno Abdelnour, Illinois (Mechanical Engineering, 3.96)
Garret Dunn, Iowa (Finance Accounting, 4.00)

Weekend Schedule

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April 20
Iowa at Wisconsin - Noon CT
Northwestern at Purdue - 1 p.m. CT
Illinois at Indiana - 3 p.m. ET
Nebraska at Minnesota - 3 p.m. CT
Penn State at Michigan - 4 p.m. ET
Vincennes at Indiana - 8 p.m. ET

April 22
Michigan at Ohio State - Noon ET
Michigan State at Penn State - Noon ET
Indiana at Northwestern - Noon CT
Wisconsin at Nebraska - Noon CT
Minnesota at Iowa - Noon CT
Purdue at Illinois - 1 p.m. ET

In The Polls

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Seven Big Ten squads appear in the Campbells/ITA National Rankings, led by No. 3 Ohio State. The Buckeyes are followed by No. 20 Illinois, No. 21 Michigan and No. 36 Indiana. Northwestern checks in at No. 44, Michigan State is No. 66 and Nebraska is No. 71.

Individually, 13 Big Ten men's tennis players and 15 doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the latest ITA rankings. The complete list of ranked singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles

6. Blaz Rola, OSU
7. Dennis Nevolo, ILL
8. Evan King, MICH
12. Chase Buchanan, OSU
30. Roy Kalmanovich, ILL
67. Peter Kobelt, OSU
72. Christopher Aumueller, NEB
83. Devin McCarthy, OSU
89. Leandro Toledo, MINN
101. Connor Smith, OSU
106. Benedikt Lindheim, NEB
111. Nelson Vick, OSU
124. Spencer Wolf, NU

Doubles
1. Chase Buchanan/Blaz Rola, OSU
20. Roy Kalmanovich/Dennis Nevolo, ILL
22. Evan King/Shaun Bernstein, MICH
27. Christopher Aumueller/Benedikt Lindheim, NEB
28. Billy Bertha/Fredrik Ask, WIS
31. Jason Lee/Russell Bader, PSU
33. Rok Bonin/Julian Dehn, MINN
34. Devin McCarthy/Ille Van Engelen, OSU
44. Chase Buchanan/Peter Kobelt, OSU
64. Blaz Rola/Connor Smith, OSU
69. Marc Bruche/Will Vasos, IOWA
72. Josh Graves/Spencer Wolf, NU
73. Diego Acosta/Aaron Dujovne, PUR
88. Aaron Pfister/Drew Lied, MSU
90. Isade Juneau/Jeremy Langer, IND

Weekend Schedule

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April 13
Northwestern at Penn State - 3:30 p.m. ET
Illinois at Ohio State - 6 p.m. ET

April 14

Minnesota at Indiana - 11 a.m. CT
Wisconsin at Purdue - Noon ET
Nebraska at Michigan - Noon ET
Iowa at Michigan State - Noon ET

April 15

Illinois at Penn State - 11 a.m. ET
Northwestern at Ohio State - 11 a.m. ET
Wisconsin at Indiana - Noon ET
Iowa at Michigan - Noon ET
Nebraska at Michigan State - Noon ET
Minnesota at Purdue - Noon CT
DePauw at Indiana - 6 p.m. ET

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten squads appear in the Campbells/ITA National Rankings, led by No. 2 Ohio State. The Buckeyes are followed by No. 22 Michigan, No. 23 Illinois and No. 31 Indiana. Minnesota checks in at No. 40, while Northwestern is No. 46. Nebraska appears at No. 68, Michigan State is No. 69 and Purdue is No. 74.

Individually, 13 Big Ten men's tennis players and 14 doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the latest ITA rankings. The complete list of ranked singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles

5. Dennis Nevolo, ILL
7. Blaz Rola, OSU
8. Evan King, MICH
13. Chase Buchanan, OSU
38. Roy Kalmanovich, ILL
58. Peter Kobelt, OSU
70. Christopher Aumueller, NEB
78. Leandro Toledo, MINN
79. Devin McCarthy, OSU
87. Benedikt Lindheim, NEB
107. Spencer Wolf, NU
118. Connor Smith, OSU
125. Nelson Vick, OSU

Doubles
1. Chase Buchanan/Blaz Rola, OSU
13. Evan King/Shaun Bernstein, MICH
21. Rok Bonin/Julian Dehn, MINN
23. Devin McCarthy/Ille Van Engelen, OSU
25. Roy Kalmanovich/Dennis Nevolo, ILL
27. Jason Lee/Russell Bader, PSU
29. Billy Bertha/Fredrik Ask, WIS
31. Christopher Aumueller/Benedikt Lindheim, NEB
40. Chase Buchanan/Peter Kobelt, OSU
56. Isade Juneau/Jeremy Langer, IND
75. Denis Nevolo/Farris Gosea, ILL
76. Marc Bruche/Will Vasos, IOWA
83. Blaz Rola/Connor Smith, OSU
85. Aaron Pfister/Drew Lied, MSU

Weekend Schedule

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April 6
Northwestern at Michigan State - 1:30 p.m. ET
Indiana at Iowa - 2 p.m. CT
Ohio State at Wisconsin - 3 p.m. ET
Michigan at Illinois - 3 p.m. CT
Penn State at Minnesota - 3 p.m. CT
Purdue at Nebraska - 3 p.m. CT

April 7
Michigan State at Illinois - 7 p.m. ET

April 8
Penn State at Wisconsin - Noon ET
Indiana at Nebraska - Noon CT
Michigan at Northwestern - Noon CT
Ohio State at Minnesota - Noon CT
Purdue at Iowa - 1 p.m. ET

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten squads appear in the Campbells/ITA National Rankings, led by No. 3 Ohio State. The Buckeyes are followed by No. 18 Illinois, No. 28 Michigan and No. 33 Indiana. Minnesota checks in at No. 47, while Northwestern is No. 48. Michigan State appears at No. 57, Nebraska is No. 68 and Purdue is No. 72.

For the complete poll, click here.
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