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April 23, 2002

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

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

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

Saturday, April 27
Semifinals

Noon

Sunday, April 29
Final

Noon

** Indicates tournament seed