April 19, 2009
The field is set for the 2009 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament, slated to take place Thursday-Sunday, April 23-26, at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis. Top-ranked Northwestern (10-0, 22-1) clinched the No. 1 seed after capturing its 11th consecutive Big Ten regular season crown on Sunday afternoon with a 7-0 triumph over Penn State. The Wildcats recorded an unblemished 10-0 record for the fifth straight year under Claire Pollard’s tutelage, improving their winning streak against Big Ten opponents to 74 matches.
Michigan (9-1, 15-5) earned the No. 2 seed, while Illinois (8-2, 17-6) clinched the No. 3 spot. Ohio State (7-3, 14-9) claimed the No. 4 seed and Indiana (6-4, 14-9) earned the No. 5 seed. Each of the top five teams receives a first-round bye and will start tournament play on Friday, April 24. The tournament begins on Thursday morning with the title match set for Sunday at Noon (CT).
2009 Big Ten Tournament Bracket: Complete Release in PDF Format