Big Ten Advances Singles and Doubles Entries at NCAA Men's Tennis Championships
May 26, 2005
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Illinois advanced two All-Americans to the round of 16 at the 2005 NCAA Men's Tennis Singles & Doubles Championships Thursday, while its duo of Ryler DeHeart and GD Jones also earned a win in doubles action.
Freshman Kevin Anderson joined DeHeart on an elite list of players at Illinois to earn All-America honors today. Anderson garnered the honor by advancing to the round of 16, one of three different way of earning the distinction. DeHeart, who was already an All-American entering the tournament because he was seeded among the top-16, also advanced to the round of 16 today after winning a long three-set match that was prolonged due to a near three-hour rain delay. The junior then turned right around and teamed with Jones in the doubles tournament that began Thursday evening and advanced by winning in straight sets. MORE>>>
In other doubles action, No. 4 seed and fifth-ranked Scott Green and Ross Wilson of Ohio State fell to Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom of Middle Tennessee, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.