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No. 4 UCLA eliminates No. 5 Ohio State men

The No. 5 seed Ohio State men’s tennis team lost to No. 4 UCLA, 4-2, Sunday in the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship in Athens, Ga. The Buckeyes conclude the season with a 34-4 overall record after advancing to their seventh consecutive NCAA quarterfinal. View the interactive NCAA bracket. Singles 1. #10 Chase Buchanan (OSU) def. #62 Clay Thompson (UCLA) 6-3, 6-3 2. #16 Nick Meister (UCLA) vs. #9 Blaz Rola (OSU) 3-6, 6-3, 3-2, unfinished 3. Dennis Novikov (UCLA) def. #67 Peter Kobelt (OSU) 6-4, 6-0 4. #84 Marcos Giron (UCLA) def. #85 Devin

Ohio State men top Florida in Round of 16

The No. 5 seed Ohio State men’s tennis team beat No. 12 Florida, 4-1, Friday in an NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship Round of 16 match in Athens, Ga. The Buckeyes (34-3) will face No. 4 UCLA , who downed No. 13 Ole Miss 4-1, at noon Sunday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Read full recap at and view the interactive NCAA bracket. Doubles 1. #1 Chase Buchanan/Blaz Rola (OHIO STATE) def. Tripper Carleton/Nassim Slilam (FLORIDA), 8-1 2. #32 Devin McCarthy/Ille Van Engelen (OHIO STATE) vs. #64 Spencer Newman/Bob van Overbeek (FLORIDA), 5-6, unfinished 3. Peter Kobelt/Connor

Four Big Ten tennis teams off to Round of 16

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. ILLINI MEN TAKE DOWN AUBURN The 16th-ranked Fighting Illini men’s tennis team (19-7) advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships after edging No. 17 Auburn (18-10) in a 4-3 thriller Saturday evening at Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex. Junior Bruno Abdelnour clinched the contest in a dramatic three-setter, capping off Illinois’ nearly five-hour-long marathon match

Purdue women, Illinois men win Big Ten Tennis Tourneys

The fifth-seed Purdue women’s tennis team took home the Big Ten tennis tournament crown Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, while the Illinois men upset No. 1 seed Ohio State to nab the men’s championship in Evanston, Ill. Read more about the winners in this post, plus find links to relieve the action. FIFTH-SEED PURDUE WOMEN TAKE CROWN 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. The Wolverines, who claimed a share of their second straight Big Ten

Tennis Roundup: OSU wins 7th straight Big Ten title

No. 3 Ohio State captured its seventh consecutive outright Big Ten regular-season title with a 6-1 victory over No. 21 Michigan (16-6, 9-2) Sunday afternoon at the outdoor Varsity Tennis Courts. Connor Smith’s 6-2, 6-2 win over Alex Buzzi sealed Ohio State’s 29th win (29-2, 11-0 Big Ten) of the season and 146th-consecutive victory in Columbus. Smith improved to 26-6 overall, including 15-4 record at the No. 6 position. [ Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament Bracket] “We’re very fortunate to be on the run that we’ve been on these last seven years,” Ohio State coach Ty Tucker said. “We couldn’t