2014-15 Men's Tennis Season in Review

June 11, 2015

Spartans Duo Reaches Semis: Michigan State's Harry Jadun and John Patrick Mullane were the conference leaders, as they advanced to the 2015 NCAA Men's Tennis Doubles Semifinals. Illinois, Minnesota, Northwestern and Ohio State all advanced to the team portion of the tournament, while Illinois' Farris Gosea and Jared Hiltzik, Minnesota's Leandro Toledo, Northwestern's Sam Schropshire and Ohio State's Chris Diaz and Mikael Torpegaard qualified for the singles rounds. Illinois' Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon, Michigan State's John Patrick Mullane and Harry Jadun and Ohio State's Kevin Metka and Ralf Steinbach represented the Big Ten in the doubles competition. For information on the NCAA Tournament, click here.

Five Standouts Named All-Americans: The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2015 ITA All-Americans, with five Big Ten tennis players garnering recognition. Illinois Jared Hiltzik, Michigan State's Harry Jadun and John Patrick Mullane and Ohio State's Kevin Metka and Ralf Steinbach all earned honors after their performance in the NCAA Tournament. Click here for more information.

Tournament Champions:  With a 4-0 victory over No. 2 seed Ohio State, top-seeded Illinois claimed the 2015 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament Championship at Illinois' Atkins Tennis Center in Champaign, Ill. The Illini earned their second overall conference tournament crown and first since 2012. For more information on the Big Ten Tournament, click here and here.

And the Awards Go To: The Big Ten men's tennis All-Conference teams and individual awards were announced prior to the start of the Big Ten Tournament. Minnesota's Leandro Toledo was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year, Ohio State's Mikael Torpegaard earned Freshman of the Year honors and Minnesota's Geoff Young picked up Coach of the Year laurels. For more on the Big Ten honorees, click here.

Three's Company: The Big Ten Conference announced the seedings and bracket for the 2015 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament. Illinois, Minnesota and Ohio State shared the regular season conference championship; all finished with a 10-1 record in Big Ten play. The Fighting Illini earned the tiebreaker over the Golden Gophers and Buckeyes, and claimed the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. Click here to learn more about Illinois, Minnesota and Ohio State winning the Big Ten title.

In the Polls: Three Big Ten schools, two doubles pairs and one singles player were ranked among the top 25 in the latest ITA rankings. Illinois, Ohio State and Minnesota came in at six, 12 and 21, respectively. In doubles, Michigan State's John Patrick Mullane and Harry Jadun claimed the No. 16 spot, while Illinois' Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon earned the No. 23 position. Illinois' Jared Hiltzik led the conference in singles in the No. 21 position. To view the polls, click here.