Purdue Claims First Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament Title
APRIL 29 - FINALS: Fifth-seeded Purdue rallied from a 3-2 deficit with wins at the No. 5 and 2 positions to edge second-seeded Michigan, 4-3, giving the Boilermakers their first Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament title. Purdue's Lynda Xepoleas won a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 singles to clinch the victory.
The Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament concludes today with second-seeded Michigan battling fifth-seeded Purdue, with the winner earning the Big Ten Tournament championship and becoming the conference's NCAA automatic qualifier. The Wolverines are aiming to win their first Big Ten Tournament since 1997 while the Boilermakers are looking for the first tourney crown in school history. Click the Tournament Central link at the top of the page for more information.
APRIL 28 - SEMIFINALS: Michigan defeated Illinois, 4-0, in the semifinals of the 2012 Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament, advancing to face Purdue in Sunday's final.
APRIL 28 - SEMIFINALS: Purdue knocked off top-seeded Northwestern, 4-2, in Saturday morning's semifinal match. The Boilermakers will face the winner of Saturday afternoon's Michigan vs. Illinois contest in Sunday's final.
The Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament continues with semifinal matches on Saturday, as No. 1 Northwestern takes on No. 5 Purdue, and No. 2 Michigan plays No. 3 Illinois. Click the Tournament Central link at the top of the page for more information.
APRIL 27 - QUARTERFINALS: Northwestern took care of business on the courts Friday morning in the first step for its quest for a 14th-straight Big Ten Tournament title. The top-seeded Wildcats downed the tournament host Ohio State Buckeyes, 4-0, and will advance to the semifinals.
APRIL 27 - QUARTERFINALS: Fifth-seeded Purdue pulled off one of its biggest wins of the season as the Boilermakers knocked off the fourth seed and No. 17 in the nation Nebraska, 4-2, in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
APRIL 27 - QUARTERFINALS: Second-seeded Michigan battled to a 4-2 victory over Indiana in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday afternoon at Ohio State's Varsity Tennis Courts. Michigan won the doubles point and three of the first five singles matches off court for the win.
APRIL 27 - QUARTERFINALS: Third-seeded Illinois advanced to the semifinal round of the 2012 Big Ten Tournament in a convincing 4-0 shutout over sixth-seeded Minnesota Friday afternoon at Ohio State's Varsity Outdoor Tennis Courts. The victory marks Illinois' sixth straight win, matching its longest streak of the season.
The Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament continues on Friday as each of the top four seeds open tournament competition in quarterfinal action. Friday's action begins at 10 a.m. ET with top-seeded Northwestern facing ninth-seeded and host school Ohio State and fourth-seeded Nebraska battling fifth-seeded Purdue. Friday's schedule concludes with two matches scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET, with second-seeded Michigan squaring off against seventh-seeded Indiana and third-seeded Illinois facing sixth-seeded Minnesota.
APRIL 26 - FIRST ROUND: Minnesota posted a 4-2 victory against Iowa to advance to the second round. The Gophers will face No. 3 seed Illinois on Friday.
APRIL 26 - FIRST ROUND: A rain delay did not cool off No. 53 Indiana as it topped Wisconsin in the opening round of the Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament on Thursday, 4-0. The seventh-seeded Hoosiers advance to take on second-seeded Michigan on Friday.
APRIL 26 - FIRST ROUND: Purdue advanced against Michigan State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, posting a 4-0 victory in Columbus, Ohio.
APRIL 26 - FIRST ROUND: The 63rd-ranked Ohio State women's tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2012 Big Ten Tournament, hosted by the Buckeyes, with a 4-2 victory over No. 50 Penn State Thursday afternoon inside the OSU Varsity Tennis Center.
The Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament has begun in Columbus, Ohio, with No. 8 Penn State taking on No. 9 Ohio State, and No. 5 Purdue going against No. 12 Michigan State. At 2 p.m. ET, No. 7 Indiana takes on No. 10 Wisconsin and No. 6 Minnesota matches up with No. 11 Iowa.