April 28, 2013
Columbus, Ohio -
Ohio State Wins Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament
Top-seeded Ohio State won the Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament title on Sunday, earning a 4-0 win over third-seeded Michigan to clinch the tournament crown and earn the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Championships. The Buckeyes did not give up a point in their three tournament matches, picking up three consecutive 4-0 wins en route to the crown.
Ohio State, which claimed its eighth 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 3 doubles positions.
The Buckeyes jumped out to a 2-0 advantage after 95th-ranked Chris Diaz earned a 6-2, 6-2 victory in the No. 5 singles position. The wins continued in singles, as the Buckeyes picked up victories in the No. 3 and No. 6 slots to clinch the match. Constantin Christ gave Ohio State a 3-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Alex Buzzi at No. 6, while 67th-ranked Connor Smith clinched the match at No. 3, winning a 6-3, 6-3 contest against Barrett Franks.
The Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament concludes today with top-seeded Ohio State battling third-seeded Michigan, with the winner earning the Big Ten Tournament championship and becoming the conference's NCAA automatic qualifier. Click the Tournament Central link at the top of the page for more information.
APRIL 27 - SEMIFINALS: Third-seeded Michigan edged second-seeded Minnesota, 4-3, to move on to the tournament final. The Wolverines will face top-seeded Ohio State at Noon ET on Sunday.
APRIL 27 - SEMIFINALS: Top-seed and host Ohio State earned a 4-0 victory over four-seed Illinois to advance to the Big Ten Tournament final. After earning the doubles point, the Buckeyes added singles wins from Chris Diaz, Blaz Rola and Ille Van Engelen.
The Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament continues with semifinal matches on Saturday, as No. 1 Ohio State faces No. 4 Illinois, and No. 2 Minnesota takes on No. 3 Michigan. Click the Tournament Central link at the top of the page for more information.
APRIL 26 - QUARTERFINALS: Third-seeded Michigan defeated sixth-seeded Indiana, 4-2, to move on to the tournament semifinals. The Wolverines will face second-seeded Minnesota at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
APRIL 26 - QUARTERFINALS: Second-seeded Minnesota earned a 4-0 victory over seventh-seeded Michigan State to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. After earning the doubles point, the Gophers added singles wins from Jack Hamburg, Juan Pablo Ramirez and Leandro Toledo.
APRIL 26 - QUARTERFINALS: Fourth-seeded Illinois defeated fifth-seeded Northwestern, 4-2, to move on to the tournament semifinals. The Illini will face top-seed and host Ohio State at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday.
APRIL 26 - QUARTERFINALS: Top-seed and host Ohio State earned a 4-0 victory over Purdue to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. After earning the doubles point, the Buckeyes added singles wins from Devin McCarthy, Blaz Rola and Ille Van Engelen.
The Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament continues on Friday as each of the top four seeds open tournament competition in quarterfinal action. Friday's action begins at 9 a.m. ET with top-seeded and host Ohio State facing ninth-seeded Purdue. Fourth-seeded Illinois battles fifth-seeded Northwestern at 11 a.m., while second-seeded Minnesota squares off against seventh-seeded Michigan State at 1:30 p.m. Friday's schedule concludes at 4 p.m. with third-seeded Michigan facing sixth-seeded Indiana.
APRIL 25 - FIRST ROUND: Sixth-seeded Indiana downed 11-seeded Penn State, 4-2, in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers will face third-seeded Michigan at 4 p.m. ET tomorrow.
APRIL 25 - FIRST ROUND: Seven-seed Michigan State edged 10-seed Nebraska, 4-3, in the opening round of the tournament. The Spartans will take on two-seed Minnesota at 1:30 p.m. ET on Friday in a quarterfinal matchup.
APRIL 25 - FIRST ROUND: Fifth-seeded Northwestern took down 12th-seeded Iowa by a score of 4-1 in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Wildcats advance to face fourth-seeded Illinois at 11 a.m. ET on Friday.
APRIL 25 - FIRST ROUND: The ninth-seeded Purdue men's tennis team got revenge on Thursday morning at the Big Ten Tournament as they defeated the eighth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers, 4-0. The Boilermakers move on to face top-seeded Ohio State tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET.
2013 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament Underway
The Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament has begun in Columbus, Ohio, with No. 8 Wisconsin taking on No. 9 Purdue at 9 a.m. ET and No. 5 Northwestern going against No. 12 Iowa at 11 a.m. At 1:30 p.m., No. 7 Michigan State takes on No. 10 Nebraska and No. 6 Indiana matches up with No. 11 Penn State at 4 p.m.