Friday, May 14, 2010

Final Big Ten dual matches of the season

April 26, 2010
It seems like it was just September and the 2009-10 college tennis season was just beginning, but it's actually over. The final Big Ten dual matches have been completed.

Men-No. 35 Minnesota 5, No. 59 Iowa 2
This match was closer than the score closed, with Iowa taking the doubles point and the first singles for a 2-0 lead before Minnesota came from behind for the rest.

No. 14 Illinois 7, Michigan State 0

While the Illini swept the Spartans, Marek Czerwinski finished his dual match career with a win at No. 1 singles, and a 9-1 Big Ten record.

4 Ohio State 4, No. 27 Wisconsin 3The Buckeyes made it official on Sunday, taking their fifth-consecutive regular season title.  Wisconsin did take the doubles point and then pick up two more singles after the clinch.

No. 52 Purdue 4, No. 66 Minnesota 3
The Boilmakers picked up their 16th win, tying the 1982 team's win total. It was also a record-making day for Michelle Sammons and Jennifer Rabot, who picked up their 25th win, making them doubles leaders for Purdue women's tennis.

No. 6 Northwestern 5, No. 32 Ohio State 2
The Wildcats took control immediately with a sweep of the doubles point and the first two singles. Though the Buckeyes did take No. 5 singles, that wasn't enough as Northwestern clinched it at 4-1.

No. 4 Michigan 6, No. 43 Indiana 1
The Wolverines showed the Hoosiers how they made it to No. 1 in the Big Ten with four straight points for the win, but senior Lindsey Stuckey got to finish her career with the lone Indiana win.

No. 21 Illinois 5, Michigan State 2
The Illini finished the dual season with a secure No. 3 spot in the conference after sweeping the doubles and beating the Spartans at 4-0.

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