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April 23, 2002

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%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio– The Big Ten Conference announced today the draw for the 2002 Big Ten Men’s Tennis Championships. The tournament will be held Thursday through Sunday, at Stickney Tennis Center on the Ohio State campus, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the tournament will be relocated to Jesse Owens West Recreation Center and Wickertree Tennis Club in Columbus. The tournament champion receives the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA championships.%^$

%^$The single-elimination tournament will begin Thursday with the first round action. The first round matches (Thursday) and quarterfinal matches (Friday) will be played at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The semifinal matches (Saturday) and championship match (Sunday) will be played at noon. A complete tournament bracket is posted on the Ohio State Athletic Web Site (www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com).%^$

%^$Big Ten Men’s Tennis Championships
%^$Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28
%^$The Ohio State University
%^$Stickney Tennis Center, Columbus, Ohio
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%^$Thursday, April 25
%^$First Round
%^$10 a.m.
%^$**No. 8 Penn State vs. No. 9 Michigan State
%^$No. 7 Iowa vs. No. 10 Wisconsin
%^$2 p.m.
%^$No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 Indiana
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%^$Friday, April 26
%^$Quarterfinals
%^$10 a.m.

%^$No. 1 Illinois vs. No. 8 or No. 9
%^$No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 7 or No. 10
%^$2 p.m.
%^$No. 4 Northwestern vs. No. 5 Purdue
%^$No. 3 Minnesota vs. No. 6 or No. 11
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%^$Saturday, April 27
%^$Semifinals

%^$Noon
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%^$Sunday, April 29
%^$Final

%^$Noon
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%^$** Indicates tournament seed