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.
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.
The Big Ten announced its men’s and women’s tennis All-Conference teams and individual awards Thursday night at the Big Ten Tournament banquet. See all of the individual honors and teams in this post.
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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.