Hoosiers To Compete for Big Ten Singles Title
Oct. 30, 2008
The Hoosiers head north this weekend, as the University of Wisconsin will play host to the Big Ten Men's Tennis Singles Championship from Oct. 31 through Nov.3. The event will take place at Wisconsin's Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
The championship begins with a one-round 12-player qualifying draw to be played on Friday, Oct. 31. The six remaining players advance to the main draw. The first and second rounds of the 64-player main draw will commence on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8 a.m. CT. Third round and quarterfinal action will be played on Sunday, Nov. 2 starting at 8 a.m. CT. The tournament wraps up on Monday, Nov. 3 with the semifinals and championship match beginning at 9 a.m. CT.
The Big Ten Network will air delayed coverage of the championship match at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 9th.
In last year's event, Michigan freshman Jason Jung captured the 2007 Big Ten Men's Tennis Singles Championship with a 6-4, 7-6(6) victory over Iowa's Bart van Monsjou. The sixth-seeded Wolverine won six-straight matches in the 64-player main draw to keep the singles trophy in Ann Arbor for the second-consecutive year. Michigan alum Matko Maravic claimed the individual title in 2006.
Some members of the Hoosier team will also be competing at Western Michigan this weekend at the Western Michigan Vredevelt Invitational. That tournament will begin on Fri., Oct. 31 and conclude on Nov. 2.
Log on to www.IUHoosiers.com for results and draws from this weekend's action.
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