For tennis fans we’ve entered the sweet spot of Grand Slam season. The French Open just ended and the eyes of the sport are focused on Wimbledon and the US Open will be upon us in no time. The summer also marks a major spike in tennis participation so we thought it was appropriate to reconnect with Katrina Adams, a prominent voice on the world stage of the sport.
The run the Northwestern women’s tennis team is on is nothing short of amazing. The Wildcats made it 16 straight seasons with a Big Ten title – either the regular season title or tourney crown – Sunday afternoon at the Combe Tennis Center. This time, Northwestern rallied in the title match, erasing a 3-1 deficit en route to a 4-3 victory over top-seed Michigan.
Top-seeded Ohio State won the Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament title on Sunday, earning a 4-0 win over third-seeded Michigan to clinch the tournament crown and earn the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championships. The third-seeded Northwestern women took home the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament crown with a 4-1 victory over top-seeded Michigan. The title is the Wildcats’ 14 in the last 15 conference postseason events and gives them the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championships.
The Big Ten’s final remaining teams left in the 2012 Women’s Tennis Championships fell Thursday, as Michigan lost to reigning national champ Florida and Northwestern fell to Stanford. Catch up on all the action in this post and view the interactive NCAA bracket.
Illinois and Ohio State’s men’s tennis teams and Michigan and Northwestern’s women’s teams advanced to the Round of 16 at the NCAA Championships this weekend. Bookmark the men’s interactive bracket and the women’s bracket, plus read how each team advanced in this post.