Minnesota and Ohio State Claim Final Weekly Men's Tennis Honors

April 26, 2011

Men's Tennis Co-Athlete of the Week
Tobias Wernet, Minnesota
Sr. - Mainz, Germany - Karthause Gymnasium

Minnesota's Tobias Wernet takes home his second weekly conference honor this season after defeating the 10th-ranked singles player in the country over the weekend. Wernet, ranked 100th in the nation in singles, took down Illinois' Dennis Nevolo, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, at No. 1 singles on Friday in the 23rd-ranked Gophers' 4-3 win over the No. 18 Fighting Illini. He followed with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1 against Iowa's Marc Bruche on Sunday, helping Minnesota take a 5-2 decision against the 66th-ranked Hawkeyes.

Last Minnesota Athlete of the Week: Tobias Wernet (April 5, 2011)

Chase Buchanan, Ohio State
Jr. - New Albany, Ohio - Gahanna

Chase Buchanan won two singles matches and two doubles contests en route to his fourth weekly laurel this season. Buchanan and teammate Shuhei Uzawa opened the weekend with an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles over Indiana's Josh MacTaggart and Stephen Vogl. The junior, ranked 12th nationally in singles, then downed the Hoosiers' Jeremy Langer, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 1 singles to push the fourth-ranked Buckeyes to a 5-2 win over 24th-ranked Indiana, helping them clinch the Big Ten Championship. Buchanan and Blaz Rola, ranked 11th in the country in doubles, defeated Purdue's Pawel Poziomski and Szymon Tatarczyk, 8-3, at No. 1 before Buchanan earned a 6-2, 6-1 win over Mark Kovacs at No. 1 singles in the Buckeyes' 7-0 sweep of the 63rd-ranked Boilermakers.

Last Ohio State Athlete of the Week: Chase Buchanan (April 12, 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
April 19: Evan King, So., MICH
April 26: Tobias Wernet, Sr., MINN; Chase Buchanan, Jr., OSU