Ohio State Wins Men's Tennis Tournament




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April 27 - Championship Match: With a 4-2 victory over No. 2 seed Illinois, top-seeded Ohio State claimed the 2014 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament Championship Sunday afternoon at MSU Outdoor Courts in East Lansing, Mich. The Buckeyes earned their second consecutive conference tournament crown and fifth overall.

Ohio State, which won its ninth straight Big Ten Championship with an unblemished 11-0 regular season record, earned the doubles point and an early 1-0 lead with victories at the No. 1 and 2 doubles positions.

The match was tied, 2-2, following the first three singles matches as Illinois’ Jared Hiltzik and Farris Gosea were victorious at the No. 1 and 2 singles positions, respectively, and Ohio State’s Ralf Steinbach won at No. 3 singles. Hiltzik earned a 7-5, 6-2 win over Peter Kobelt while Gosea defeated Herkko Pollanen, 6-2, 6-4. Steinbach topped Tim Kopinski, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

The decisive points came at the No. 5 and 6 singles positions, where Ohio State’s Hunter Callahan and Kevin Metka each won their matches in straight sets to clinch the victory for the Buckeyes. Callahan defeated Ross Guignon, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, while Metka earned a 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) decision over Alex Jesse.

With the win, Ohio State earns the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Championships. Team draws for the NCAA Championships will be announced at 5 p.m. ET on Tues., April 29, while individual draws will be announced at 6 p.m. on Wed., April 30. Both selection shows will be available on NCAA.com.


April 27 - Championship Match: The championship match of the 2014 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament is underway as top-seeded Ohio State faces No. 2 seed Illinois. Ohio State is seeking its fifth conference tournament crown while Illinois is playing for its second.


April 26 - Semifinals: Second-seeded Illinois will join No. 1 seed Ohio State in tomorrow's Men's Tennis Tournament final after claiming a victory in Saturday's second semifinal. The Illini defeated No. 6 seed Michigan 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Ohio State and Illinois, who have combined to win all five Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournaments since the current format began in 2008-09, will square off at noon ET Sunday. Ohio State is seeking its fifth conference tournament crown while Illinois will play for its second.


April 26 - Semifinals: Top-seeded Ohio State booked a place in tomorrow's championship match after defeating No. 5 seed Northwestern 4-0 on Saturday. The Buckeyes will face the winner of this afternoon's second semifinal between No. 2 seed Illinois or No. 6 seed Michigan.


April 26 - Semifinals: Semifinal action got underway Saturday morning as top-seeded Ohio State faces No. 5 seed Northwestern in the first semifinal at 11 a.m. ET. The winner will earn a berth in tomorrow's championship match against either No. 2 seed Illinois or No. 6 seed Michigan, who will meet in the second semifinal at 2 p.m.


April 25 - Quarterfinals: No. 2 seed Illinois and No. 6 seed Michigan each claimed quarterfinal victories on Friday afternoon to join No. 1 seed Ohio State and No. 5 seed Northwestern in the semifinals of the Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament.

The Illini topped No. 10 seed Indiana 4-1 while the Wolverines pulled out a 4-1 win over No. 3 seed Penn State.

Action will resume on Saturday when Ohio State faces Northwestern in the first semifinal at 11 a.m. ET. Illinois will take on Michigan in the second semifinal at 2 p.m.


April 25 - Quarterfinals: Top-seeded Ohio State and No. 5 seed Northwestern each advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament with quarterfinal wins on Friday morning. The Buckeyes defeated host and No. 8 seed Michigan State 4-2 while the Wildcats topped No. 4 Purdue 4-0.

Friday's afternoon matches feature No. 2 seed Illinois playing No. 10 seed Indiana and No. 3 seed Penn State facing No. 6 seed Michigan. The afternoon matches are also being held at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.


April 25 - Quarterfinals: Quarterfinal play opened this morning at 10 a.m. ET as top-seeded Ohio State faces No. 8 seed Michigan State and No. 4 seed Purdue takes on No. 5 seed Northwestern. The morning matches were moved to the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility due to inclement weather. At 2 p.m. today, No. 2 seed Illinois is scheduled to meet No. 10 seed Indiana and No. 3 seed Penn State will face No. 6 seed Michigan.


April 24 - First Round: With opening round wins on Thursday afternoon, No. 10 seed Indiana and No. 6 seed Michigan each advanced to Friday's quarterfinal round of the 2014 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament. The Hoosiers defeated No. 7 seed Minnesota 4-3 while the Wolverines swept No. 11 seed Wisconsin 4-0.

The quarterfinal round will open on Friday at 10 a.m. ET when top-seeded Ohio State faces No. 8 seed Michigan State and No. 4 seed Purdue takes on No. 5 seed Northwestern. The action continues on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. when No. 2 seed Illinois meets No. 10 seed Indiana and No. 3 seed Penn State faces No. 6 seed Michigan.


April 24 - First Round: No. 5 seed Northwestern and No. 8 seed Michigan State each punched their tickets to the quarterfinals with 4-0 victories on Thursday morning. The Wildcats topped No. 12 seed Iowa while the Spatans defeated No. 9 seed Nebraska.

Taking the courts at 2 p.m. ET are seventh-seeded Minnesota against No. 10 seed Indiana and sixth-seeded Michigan facing No. 11 seed Wisconsin.


April 24 - First Round: The Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament has begun in East Lansing, Mich., with eighth-seeded Michigan State taking on ninth-seeded Nebraska and fifth-seeded Northwestern going against No. 12 seed Iowa. At 2 p.m., seventh-seeded Minnesota will square off with No. 10 seed Indiana and sixth-seeded Michigan will battle No. 11 seed Wisconsin.