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Weekend Schedule

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February 1
No. 25 Tennessee at No. 16 MICHIGAN - 3:30 p.m. ET
No. 75 WISCONSIN at Dartmouth - 6 p.m. ET

February 2
No. 31 ILLINOIS at No. 62 Georgia State - 10 a.m. ET
Cleveland State at MICHIGAN STATE - 11 a.m. ET
Toledo at MICHIGAN STATE - 6 p.m. ET
No. 41 MINNESOTA vs. Louisville - 2 p.m. ET
No. 17 NEBRASKA at No. 55 OHIO STATE - 12 p.m. ET
No. 75 WISCONSIN vs. Boston College - 1 p.m. ET

February 3
No. 31 ILLINOIS at Furman - 10 a.m. ET
No. 51 INDIANA at Marshall - 10 a.m. ET
No. 16 MICHIGAN at No. 8 North Carolina - 1 p.m. ET
No. 41 MINNESOTA at Virginia Tech - 11 a.m. ET
No. 3 Duke at No. 14 NORTHWESTERN - 12 p.m. ET
No. 48 PENN STATE at Kentucky - 10 a.m. ET

In The Polls

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Ten Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, announced on Wednesday. Northwestern leads the way for ranked conference squads at No. 14, while Michigan and Nebraska join the Wolverines in the top 20 at No. 16 and No. 17, respectively. Purdue checks in at No. 26, followed by Illinois at No. 31 and Minnesota at No. 41. Penn State jumps a spot to No. 48, Indiana holds the No. 51 ranking, Ohio State sits at No. 55 and Wisconsin rounds out the poll at No. 75.

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Weekend Schedule

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January 25
#38 Arkansas at #14 NORTHWESTERN - 12 p.m. ET
#26 PURDUE vs. #32 Washington State - 3 p.m. ET

January 26
Marquette at #50 INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
IOWA at Iowa State - 5 p.m. ET
#63 Brown at #16 MICHIGAN - 10 a.m. ET
#41 MINNESOTA vs. #30 Arizona - 11 a.m. ET
#23 Tennessee at #17 NEBRASKA - 3 p.m. ET
#26 PURDUE or #32 Washington State at #14 NORTHWESTERN - TBA
Temple at #49 PENN STATE - 2 p.m. ET
#74 WISCONSIN at #3 Duke - 10 a.m. ET

January 27
#27 ILLINOIS vs. #25 Vanderbilt - 10 a.m. ET
#27 ILLINOIS vs. Mississippi or #28 Yale - TBA
#31 South Carolina or #53 Missouri at #16 MICHIGAN - TBA
Ball State at MICHIGAN STATE - 12 p.m. ET
Detroit at MICHIGAN STATE - 5 p.m. ET
#41 MINNESOTA vs. #13 Texas A&M or #54 North Texas - TBA
#18 Notre Dame or #22 Georgia Tech at #17 NEBRASKA - TBA
#74 WISCONSIN vs. #62 Charleston or #60 Wyoming - TBA

In The Polls

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Ten Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, announced on Tuesday. The conference is led by No. 14 Northwestern, followed by No. 16 Michigan and No. 17 Nebraska. Purdue and Illinois check in at No. 26 and No. 27, respectively, while Minnesota is tied for the No. 41 spot. Penn State jumps a spot to No. 49, while Indiana is next at No. 50. Ohio State holds the No. 58 spot, while Wisconsin rounds out conference teams in the rankings at No. 74.

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Weekend Schedule

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January 18
Illinois State at #24 ILLINOIS - 4 p.m. ET
Western Illinois at #24 ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. ET

January 19
#49 INDIANA vs Miami (Oh) - 11 a.m. ET
#49 INDIANA at Cincinnati - 4 p.m. ET
IOWA at UCF Invitational - All Day
#16 MICHIGAN at Michigan Invite - All Day
Dayton at MICHIGAN STATE - 12 p.m. ET
Oakland at MICHIGAN STATE - 5 p.m. ET
Marquette at #41 MINNESOTA - 12 p.m. ET
Montana at #41 MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. ET
#13 NORTHWESTERN at Virginia Invite - All Day
#57 OHIO STATE at West Virginia - 12 p.m. ET
#50 PENN STATE vs. Middle Tennessee State - 9 a.m. ET
#27 PURDUE at Purdue Invitational - All Day

January 20
#19 Notre Dame at #24 ILLINOIS - 1 p.m. ET
IOWA at UCF Invitational - All Day
#16 MICHIGAN at Michigan Invite - All Day
#13 NORTHWESTERN at Virginia Invite - All Day
#50 PENN STATE at Akron - 10 a.m. ET
#27 PURDUE at Purdue Invitational - All Day


Weekend Schedule

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January 11
INDIANA at adidas IU Winter Invitational - All Day

January 12
INDIANA at adidas IU Winter Invitational - All Day
Eastern Michigan at NEBRASKA - 11:30 a.m. ET

January 13
INDIANA at adidas IU Winter Invitational - All Day
ILLINOIS at Miami (Fla.) - 12 p.m. ET

In The Polls

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Ten Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the first Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Thursday. The conference is led by No. 13 Northwestern, while Michigan and Nebraska follow at No. 16 and No. 17, respectively. Illinois checks in at No. 24, while Purdue holds the No. 27 spot. Minnesota sits at No. 41, Indiana comes in at No. 49, Penn State is tied for No. 50, Ohio State claims No. 57, and Wisconsin rounds out the poll at No. 75.

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

Singles
27. Petra Januskova, PSU
41. Kelsey Dieters, OSU
T-59. Allison Falkin, ILL
61. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
67. Kate Turvy, NU
80. Lynda Xepoleas, PUR
94. Amy Zhu, MICH
106. Melissa Kopinski, ILL
108. Mara Schmidt, PUR

Doubles
11. Melissa Kopinski/Rachael White, ILL
21. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
31. Leslie Hureau/Sophie Garre, IND
41. Linda Abu Mushrefova/Nida Hamilton, NU

For all of the complete rankings, click here.

Four Big Ten Standouts Shine at ITA Regionals

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Four Big Ten women's tennis players came out on top at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships. Northwestern's Kate Turvy won the singles title at the Midwest Regionals, while Penn State's Petra Januskova was the singles victor in the Atlantic region. Illinois' Melissa Kopinski and Rachael White took home the doubles crown in the Midwest division.

Northwestern Release  

Penn State Release

Illinois Release

In The Polls

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Seventeen Big Ten women's tennis players have earned top-125 honors in the first Campbell/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division I Preseason Singles Rankings. The poll includes 13 All-Big Ten selections from last season and the reigning Player of the Year (Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska) and Freshman of the Year (Emina Bektas, Michigan).

Five conference doubles teams have also garnered recognition, with two teams breaking into the top 10.

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

The complete list of Big Ten standouts is below.

Singles Poll
9. Emina Bektas, Michigan
12. Kate Turvy, Northwestern
30. Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska
48. Brittany Wowchuk, Northwestern
50. Leslie Hureau, Indiana
52. Petra Januskova, Penn State
58. Brooke Bolender, Michigan
66. Patricia Veresova, Nebraska
80. Melissa Kopinski, Illinois
82. Allison Falkin, Illinois
84. Alexa Palen, Minnesota
91. Janine Weinreich, Nebraska
93. Natalia Pintusava, Minnesota
100. Mimi Nguyen, Michigan
117. Belinda Niu, Northwestern
121. Lynda Xepoleas, Purdue
125. Sarah Lee, Michigan

Doubles Poll
5. Emina Bektas/Brooke Bolender, Michigan
10. Nida Hamilton/Linda Abu Mushrefova, Northwestern
42. Petra Januskova/Chelsea Utting, Penn State
45. Stefanie Weinstein/Janine Weinreich, Nebraska
t-58. Ruth Seaborne/Shelby Talcott, Iowa

Big Ten Women's Tennis Season in Review

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Six Teams Head to NCAA Championships: Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Purdue represented the Big Ten at the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship. The selections marked the second time in the last three years the conference had boasted six seeds in the tournament. COMPLETE RELEASE

Michigan, Northwestern Advance to Round of 16:
Michigan and Northwestern advanced to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships. For complete championships coverage, click here.

All-Conference Teams & Individual Awards: The Big Ten announced on Thursday, April 26, its women's tennis All-Conference teams and individual award winners at the conference tournament banquet. Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt was named Athlete of the Year, while Michigan's Emina Bektas took home Freshman of the Year honors. The Wolverines' Ronni Bernstein and the Huskers' Scott Jacobsen were tabbed Co-Coaches of the Year. COMPLETE RELEASE

Purdue Wins First Big Ten Tournament Crown: Fifth-seeded Purdue rallied from a 3-2 deficit with wins at the No. 5 and 2 positions to edge second-seeded Michigan, 4-3, giving the Boilermakers their first Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament title. Purdue's Lynda Xepoleas won a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 singles to clinch the victory. RECAP

Sharing the Trophy:
Michigan and Northwestern clinched a share of the Big Ten Women's Tennis Championship on Sunday, April 22. The Wildcats claimed their 14th title in program history, while the Wolverines earned their fourth Big Ten crown.


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