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Illinois' Annie McCarthy has been tabbed the 2011 Wilson/ITA National Promoter of the Year, as announced last week. The award is given annually to individuals who promote the game of tennis at the collegiate level by devoting consistent time and effort to promotional activities and who support and bring awareness to either their school program or to the sport as a whole.
After defeating Northwestern, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon, Michigan clinched its second-straight and third overall Big Ten Women's Tennis Championship. The 10th-ranked Wolverines finished the regular season at 10-0 in conference play and 20-3 overall.
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This weekend will feature the final regular-season action for all 11 Big Ten women's tennis teams. The Big Ten Champion will also be decided this weekend, with 9-0 Michigan and 8-0 Northwestern squaring off on Saturday for a chance at the title. With a win, the 10th-ranked Wolverines would clinch the title outright. If the 17th-ranked Wildcats win, they would clinch at least a share of the title and could clinch the crown outright with a win at Michigan State on Sunday. The complete weekend schedule can be found below.
ILLINOIS at MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. CT
#62 OHIO STATE at INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
#17 NORTHWESTERN at #10 MICHIGAN - 11 a.m. ET
IOWA at WISCONSIN - Noon CT
PENN STATE at #68 PURDUE - Noon ET
PENN STATE at INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
#17 NORTHWESTERN at MICHIGAN STATE - 11 a.m. ET
ILLINOIS at WISCONSIN - Noon CT
IOWA at MINNESOTA - Noon CT
#62 OHIO STATE at #68 PURDUE - Noon ET
Twelve Big Ten women's tennis singles players and 13 doubles pairs hold Campbell/ITA national rankings heading into the final weekend of the regular season. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten players can be found below.
8. Denise Muresan, MICH
13. Maria Mosolova, NU
62. Leslie Hureau, IND
66. Sam Critser, MICH
71. Brittany Wowchuk, NU
73. Belinda Niu, NU
81. Natallia Pintusava, MINN
86. Brooke Bolender, MICH
100. Whitney Taney, MICH
110. Sonja Molnar, IOWA
115. Evgeniya Vertesheva, IND
117. Rachael White, ILL
7. Brooke Bolender/Denise Muresan, MICH
13. Linda Abu Mushrefova/Nida Hamilton, NU
29. Rachael White/Allison Falkin, ILL
34. Amy Barton/Marina Bohrer, MSU
35. Sonja Molnar/Jessica Young, IOWA
48. Leslie Hureau/Myriam Sopel, IND
54. Mara Schmidt/Jennifer Rabot, PUR
57. Elena Chernyakova/Linda Abu Mushrefova, NU
65. Whitney Taney/Rika Tatsuno, MICH
71. Sonja Molnar/Lynne Poggensee-Wei, IOWA
74. Breanne Smutko/Chelcie Abajian, ILL
79. Petra Januskova/Fernanda Perrotta, PSU
89. Mimi Nguyen/Brooke Bolender, MICH
Four Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell/ITA rankings, released on Tuesday. Michigan holds its top-10 spot again this week, leading all Big Ten teams at No. 10. Northwestern checks in at No. 17, while Ohio State sits at No. 62 and Purdue holds No. 68 nationally.
Click here to see the complete Campbell/ITA poll.