April 25, 2012
Big Ten Tournament Release
B1G Men's Tennis Bracket
The 2012 Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament is set to begin Thursday at Northwestern University’s Vandy Christie Tennis Center. The 12 conference teams head to Evanston, Ill., in search of the tournament title and an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships.
Matches get underway on Thursday, with No. 8 Wisconsin taking on No. 9 Nebraska and No. 5 Indiana going against No. 12 Iowa at 9:30 a.m. CT. At 1:30 p.m., No. 7 Michigan State will face No. 10 Purdue, while No. 6 Northwestern will face No. 11 Penn State.
Friday will feature the quarterfinal matches, with top-seeded Ohio State meeting the winner of Wisconsin-Nebraska, and No. 4 Minnesota facing the winner of Indiana-Iowa at 9:30 a.m. Second-seeded Michigan will take on the winner of Michigan State-Purdue, and No. 3 Illinois will await the winner of the Northwestern-Penn State match. Both contests will take place at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday’s semifinals will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with the championship match following on Sunday at Noon. The Big Ten Network will broadcast the final on Thursday, May 10 at 5 p.m.
The top-seeded Buckeyes are seeking their seventh-straight tournament title after clinching their seventh consecutive Big Ten Championship last weekend. Michigan has won the most tournament crowns in the history of the event, capturing 36.