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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.


Weekend Schedule

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April 20
Wisconsin at Iowa - Noon CT
Michigan State at Ohio State - 2 p.m. ET
Minnesota at Nebraska - 2 p.m. CT
Michigan at Penn State - 3 p.m. ET
Purdue at Northwestern - 3 p.m. CT
Indiana at Illinois - 3 p.m. CT

April 22
Northwestern at Indiana - 11 a.m. ET
Penn State at Michigan State - 11 a.m. ET
Nebraska at Wisconsin - 11 a.m. CT
Illinois at Purdue - Noon ET
Ohio State at Michigan - Noon ET
Iowa at Minnesota - Noon CT

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the Campbells/ITA National Rankings, led by No. 12 Northwestern. Michigan checks in at No. 14, followed by No. 18 Nebraska and No. 21 Illinois. Purdue sits at No. 29, followed by No. 33 Minnesota. Indiana is No. 47, while Penn State and Ohio State appear at Nos. 50 and 62, respectively.

Individually, 12 Big Ten women's tennis players and seven 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
13. Emina Bektas, MICH
17. Kate Turvy, NU
45. Mary Weatherholt, NEB
65. Sonja Molnar, IOWA
67. Brittany Wowchuk, NU
73. Brooke Bolender, MICH
76. Petra Januskova, PSU
77. Leslie Hureau, IND
98. Allison Falkin, ILL
100. Janine Weinreich, NEB
108. Mimi Nguyen, MICH
115. Alexa Palen, MINN

Doubles
8. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
25. Linda Abu Mushrefova/Nida Hamilton, NU
46. Natallia Pintusava/Magdalena Wiecha, MINN
48. Rachael White/Allison Falkin, ILL
53. Madeleine Geibert/Stefanie Weinstein, NEB
59. Marisa Lambropoulos/Melissa Kopinski, ILL
90. Linda Abu Mushrefova/Veronica Corning, NU

Weekend Schedule

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April 13
Purdue at Wisconsin - 2:30 p.m. CT
Michigan at Nebraska - 3 p.m. CT
Indiana at Minnesota - 3:30 p.m. CT
Ohio State at Illinois - 4 p.m. CT
Michigan State at Iowa - 5 p.m. CT

April 14
Penn State at Northwestern - 11 a.m. CT

April 15
Ohio State at Northwestern - 11 a.m. CT
Penn State at Illinois - 11 a.m. CT
Michigan at Iowa - 11 a.m. CT
Indiana at Wisconsin - 11 a.m. CT
Michigan State at Nebraska - Noon CT
Purdue at Minnesota - Noon CT

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the Campbells/ITA National Rankings, led by No. 11 Northwestern. Michgan checks in at No. 14, followed by No. 17 Nebraska and No. 23 Illinois. Minnesota sits at No. 31, followed by No. 34 Purdue. Indiana is No. 47, while Penn State and Ohio State appear at Nos. 52 and 61, respectively.

Individually, 12 Big Ten women's tennis players and eight 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
11. Emina Bektas, MICH
13. Kate Turvy, NU
43. Mary Weatherholt, NEB
62. Brittany Wowchuk, NU
65. Leslie Hureau, IND
74. Petra Januskova, PSU
75. Brooke Bolender, MICH
94. Janine Weinreich, NEB
103. Sonja Molnar, IOWA
114. Mimi Nguyen, MICH
116. Patricia Veresova, NEB
119. Allison Falkin, ILL

Doubles
6. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
19. Linda Abu Mushrefova/Nida Hamilton, NU
44. Madeleine Geibert/Stefanie Weinstein, NEB
45. Natallia Pintusava/Magdalena Wiecha, MINN
55. Rachael White/Allison Falkin, ILL
57. Marisa Lambropoulos/Melissa Kopinski, ILL
76. Melissa Kopinski/Rachael White, ILL
84. Petra Januskova/Chelsea Utting, PSU

Weekend Schedule

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April 6
Wisconsin at Ohio State - 3 p.m. ET
Minnesota at Penn State - 5 p.m. ET

April 7
Iowa at Indiana - 11 a.m. ET
Illinois at Michigan - Noon ET
Nebraska at Purdue - Noon ET
Northwestern at Michigan State - Noon ET

April 8
Nebraska at Indiana - 11 a.m. ET
Wisconsin at Penn State - 11 a.m. ET
Minnesota at Ohio State - 11 a.m. ET
Illinois at Michigan State - 11 a.m. ET
Northwestern at Michigan - Noon ET
Iowa at Purdue - Noon ET

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the Campbells/ITA National Rankings, led by No. 14 Northwestern. Michigan checks in at No. 15, followed by No. 17 Nebraska and No. 19 Illinois. Minnesota sits at No. 33, followed by No. 34 Purdue and No. 45 Indiana. Penn State checks in at No. 47, while Iowa is No. 72.

For the complete poll, click here.
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