Illinois Wins Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament
APRIL 29 - FINALS: Third-seeded Illinois rallied from a 3-1 deficit with victories at the No. 5, 6 and 2 singles positions to knock off top-seeded Ohio State and earn the Illini's first tournament title since 2005. In the clinching match at the No. 2 spot, Illinois' Roy Kalmanovich knocked off the Buckeyes' Blaz Rola, ranked sixth nationally, to end OSU's six-year run as tournament champions.
The Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament concludes today with top-seeded Ohio State battling third-seeded Illinois, with the winner earning the Big Ten Tournament championship and becoming the conference's NCAA automatic qualifier. The Buckeyes are aiming to win their seventh straight Big Ten Tournament while the Illini are looking for their first tourney crown since 2005. Click the Tournament Central link at the top of the page for more information.
APRIL 28 - SEMIFINALS: No. 3 Illinois took down No. 2 Michigan on Saturday in the 2012 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament semifinals, advancing to face No. 1 Ohio State in Sunday's final.
APRIL 28 - SEMIFINALS: Top-seeded Ohio State advanced to the tournament final with a 4-1 win over No. 5 Indiana. The Buckeyes will face the winner of this afternoon's Michigan vs. Illinois match.
The Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament continues with semifinal matches on Saturday, as No. 1 Ohio State faces No. 5 Indiana, and No. 2 Michigan takes on No. 3 Illinois. Click the Tournament Central link at the top of the page for more information.
APRIL 27 - QUARTERFINALS: The top-seeded Ohio State men's tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the 2012 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament Friday after netting a 4-0 shutout victory over No. 9 seed Nebraska at the Combe Tennis Center in Evanston, Ill.
APRIL 27 - QUARTERFINALS: Third-seeded Illinois cruised to a 4-0 shutout over host and sixth-seeded Northwestern Friday afternoon at Vandy Christie Tennis Center to advance to Saturday's semifinal round of the 2012 Big Ten Tournament. Freshman Tim Kopinski led the way with wins in both singles and doubles action.
APRIL 27 - QUARTERFINALS: Indiana won a tight match over Minnesota, 4-3. The win advances the Hoosiers to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament for the second-straight season. IU won the doubles point and got wins from Will Kendall, Josh MacTaggart and Stephen Vogl to clinch the win.
APRIL 27 - QUARTERFINALS: Second-seeded Michigan earned a 4-1 victory over in-state rival Michigan State to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. After earning the doubles point, the Wolverines added singles wins from Alex Buzzi, Barrett Franks and Alex Petrone.
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 9:30 a.m. CT with top-seeded Ohio State facing ninth-seeded Nebraska and fourth-seeded Minnesota battling fifth-seeded Indiana. Friday's schedule concludes with two matches between in-state rivals scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. CT, with second-seeded Michigan squaring off against seventh-seeded Michigan State and third-seeded Illinois facing sixth-seeded Northwestern.
APRIL 26 - FIRST ROUND: Northwestern earned a hard-fought doubles point and outlasted Penn State in a trio of three-set singles matches to post a 4-2 victory on the opening day of the 2012 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament at the Vandy Christie Tennis Center in Evanston, Ill. Thursday. The Wildcats advance to face third-seeded Illinois in the quarterfinal round at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
APRIL 26 - FIRST ROUND: The Michigan State men's tennis team (18-10, 7-5) begin their quest for a Big Ten Championship today in their first round matchup against No. 10 seed Purdue. The Boilermakers were looking for revenge from a loss earlier this season in East Lansing but the Spartans were able to come away with a win. After being down 3-0 the Spartans rallied to win the next four points and take the match by a score of 4-3.
APRIL 26 - FIRST ROUND: Indiana men's tennis (22-8, 7-4 Big Ten, No. 27) knocked off Iowa on Thursday, advancing to the second round of the Big Ten tournament, where they will play the fourth-seeded Gophers of Minnesota. The fifth-seeded Hoosiers beat 12th-seed Iowa 4-0, getting wins in singles play from Isade Juneau, Josh MacTaggart and Stephen Vogl. The Hoosiers play Minnesota at 9:30 a.m. CT on Friday.
APRIL 26 - FIRST ROUND: The ninth-seeded Nebraska men's tennis team got revenge on Wednesday afternoon at the Big Ten Tournament as they defeated the eight-seeded Wisconsin Badgers, 4-0. The Huskers record improves to 11-14 on the year. Nebraska is 3-8 in Big Ten action. Wisconsin now stands at 12-12.
The Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament has begun in Evanston, Ill., with No. 8 Wisconsin taking on No. 9 Indiana, and No. 5 Indiana going against No. 12 Indiana. At 1:30 p.m. CT, No. 7 Michigan takes on No. 10 Purdue and No. 6 Northwestern matches up with No. 11 Penn State.