Wisconsin to Host 26th Annual Big Ten Men's Tennis Singles Championship
Nov. 10, 2004
PARK RIDGE, IL - The University of Wisconsin will showcase some of the top Conference men's tennis student-athletes this weekend, November 12-15, as the Badgers host the 26th Big Ten Men's Tennis Singles Championship.
The event consists of a main draw, two consolation draws and a qualifying draw. The main draw is comprised of 56 student-athletes, including five student-athletes from each team and six from the host school. The host team will also field three athletes in the qualifying draw, while the rest of the squads will choose three. The players in both the main and qualifying draws are seeded for the bracket by the Big Ten coaches.
This year's top seed in the main draw is Michigan State's Andrew Formanczyk. The Spartan senior posted career-highs last season, while leading the team in singles and doubles victories at the No. 1 positions. Formanczyk, who went 25-14 last season, will face Indiana's Dmytro Ishtuganov. Earning the No. 2 seed is Ohio State's Joey Atas, the 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He will meet a qualifier to be determined.
Competition begins at 9 a.m. CT on Saturday, November 12 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis. The semifinals and finals will be played on Monday starting at 9 a.m. and noon, respectively. Results will be made available on uwbadgers.com. The event is free and open to the public.