Tennis

BTN LiveBIG: Katrina Adams serving tennis to the world

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.

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NU nips Michigan, wins 16th B1G crown in as many years

Northwestern Tennis

2014 Big Ten Women's Tennis Championship - Northwestern Tops MIchigan

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.

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Ohio State claims Big Ten men's tennis tourney

Ohio State Tennis

2014 Big Ten Men's Tennis Championship - Ohio State Tops Illinois

The Ohio State men’s tennis team continued its dominance Sunday, claiming its eighth Big Ten tourney in the last nine years. The top-seeded Buckeyes dropped No. 2 seed Illinois, 4-2, at Michigan State. Hunter Callahan clinched match-point with a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Ross Guignon.

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Ohio State men claim first national indoor tennis title

The fifth-ranked Ohio State men’s tennis team captured its first ITA National Team Indoor Championship title with an impressive performance Monday for a 4-1 win over No. 3 USC in Houston. Guided by director of tennis and head coach Ty Tucker, the Buckeyes defeated four Top 25 teams, including two top 5 programs en route to the national title and are now 13-0 overall in 2014 to put Ohio State at its best start to a season in program history.

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Ex-Illini Michael Kosta to star on FOX Sports 1 show

Michael Kosta won four Big Ten Tennis Championships at Illinois. The Illini product went on to add professional tennis player, author and stand-up comedian to his resume. He’s not done yet. Kosta will join Regis Philbin and a cast of eclectic personalities on FOX Sports 1′s CROWD GOES W!LD, starting Monday, Aug. 19, the network announced Monday.

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Ohio State men, Northwestern women win titles

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.

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