Ohio State's Buchanan Picks up Weekly Men's Tennis Laurel

April 12, 2011

Big Ten Men's Tennis Weekly Release

Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Chase Buchanan, Ohio State
Jr. - New Albany, Ohio - Gahanna

Ohio State's Chase Buchanan hauls in his third Big Ten Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week award this season after leading the third-ranked Buckeyes to wins over No. 12 Kentucky, No. 60 Michigan State and No. 23 Michigan last week. Buchanan and Shuhei Uzawa opened the week with an 8-7 win at No. 2 doubles against Kentucky's Alberto Gonzalez and Tom Jomby, the 51st-ranked pair in the country. Buchanan, ranked 14th nationally in singles, then downed 51st-ranked Alex Musialek at No. 2 singles, clinching the 4-3 match in favor of Ohio State. Buchanan and Uzawa earned an 8-7 (11-9) win over the Spartans' Austin Brooks and Aaron Pfister at No. 2 doubles before Buchanan defeated Denis Bogatov, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1 singles to push the Buckeyes to a 7-0 sweep of Michigan State. The Ohio State duo took an 8-2 decision over Michigan's Shaun Bernstein and Barrett Franks at No. 2 doubles, with Buchanan adding a 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 victory over 21st-ranked Evan King at No. 1 singles to lead Ohio State to a 6-1 win against the Wolverines.

Last Ohio State Athlete of the Week: Blaz Rola (March 22, 2011)

2011 Big Ten Men's Tennis Athletes of the Week
Jan. 11: Evan King, So., MICH
Jan. 18: Johnny Hamui, Sr., ILL
Jan. 25: Josh MacTaggart, So., IND
Feb. 1: Dennis Nevolo, Jr., ILL
Feb. 8: Chase Buchanan, Jr., OSU
Feb. 15: Dennis Nevolo, Jr., ILL
Feb. 22: Chase Buchanan, Jr., OSU
March 1: Evan King, So., MICH
March 8: Johnny Hamui, Sr., ILL
March 15: Eddie Bourchier, Sr., PSU
March 22: Blaz Rola, Fr., OSU
March 29: Josh MacTaggart, So., IND
April 5: Tobias Wernet, Sr., MINN
April 12: Chase Buchanan, Jr., OSU