BTN.com staff, April 28, 2013
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.
Broadcast coverage of the Big Ten?s spring championships begins at 6 PM ET on Monday, May 6, with the Big Ten Women?s Tennis Tournament air Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. ET followed by the Big Ten Men?s Tennis Tournament at 7 p.m. ET.
Northwestern jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with victories in the No. 2 and 3 doubles position. The Wolverines knotted the score at 1-1 with a victory by 25-ranked Emina Bektas over 123-ranked Veronica Corning (3-6, 6-3, 6-2) in the No. 1 singles slot.
For the men, the Buckeyes did not give up a point in their three tournament matches, picking up three consecutive 4-0 wins en route to the crown. Ohio State's men , which claimed its eighth straight Big Ten Championship with an unblemished 11-0 regular season record, earned the doubles point and an early 1-0 lead with victories at the No. 1 and 3 doubles positions.