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COLUMBUS, Ohio- Chase Buchanan, a sophomore on the No. 2 Ohio State men’s tennis team (24-1; 6-0 Big Ten), was named Big Ten Athlete of the Week for the sixth time this season the conference announced Tuesday.

The Buckeyes have now won 10 Big Ten weekly laurels this season. Buchanan, a native of New Albany, Ohio, previously was honored Feb. 2, Feb. 23, March 9, March 16 and April 6.

Buchanan won three doubles matches and three singles matches to help the Buckeyes improve to 24-1 overall, downing No. 36 Notre Dame April 7, Michigan State and Toledo April 9 and No. 26 Michigan April 11.

In wins against Notre Dame (7-0) and Michigan (6-1), Buchanan defeated No. 29 Casey Watt of Notre Dame, 6-1, 6-1, while claiming a 6-1, 7-6 (9-7) win over No. 41 Jason Jung of Michigan at No. 1 singles. He defeated Ronnie Hulewicz of Michigan State 6-0, 6-2 and had an unfinished match 6-3, 3-3 vs. Sven Burus of Toledo. Buchanan improves to 21-4 overall with an 11-4 ledger over nationally-ranked opponents this season. At No. 1, the second-year Buckeye is 16-1, winning his last 12 matches. In doubles, paired with freshman Dino Marcan, the Buckeye duo is 11-1, winning 10 consecutive matches. Against nationally-ranked duos, Buchanan and Marcan are a perfect 3-0 this year.

The Buckeyes travel to No. 17 Mississippi at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center in Oxford.

Chase Buchanan vs. No. 36 Notre Dame
April 7, 2010
Singles
1. No. 12 Chase Buchanan (OSU) def. No. 29 Casey Watt (ND) -6-1, 6-1
Doubles
1. No. 34 Chase Buchanan/Dino Marcan (OSU) def. Stephen Havens/Casey Watt (ND)  8-5

Chase Buchanan vs. Michigan State
April 9, 2010
Singles
1. No. 12 Chase Buchanan (OSU) def. Ronnie Hulewicz (MSU) 6-0, 6-2
Doubles
2. No. 34 Chase Buchanan/Dino Marcan (OSU) def. Jason Norville/Joe Vallee (MSU) 8-2

Chase Buchanan vs. Toledo
April 9, 2010
Singles
2. No. 12 Chase Buchanan (OSU) vs. Sven Burus (UT) 6-3, 3-3, unfinished

Chase Buchanan vs. No. 26 Michigan
April 11, 2010
Singles
1. No. 12 Chase Buchanan (OSU) def. No. 41 Jason Jung (MICH) 6-2, 7-6 (9-7)
Doubles
1. No. 34 Chase Buchanan/Dino Marcan (OSU) def. No. 33 George Navas/Mike Sroczynski (MICH) 9-7

Chase Buchanan Big Ten Athlete of the Week Honors
Feb. 2, 2010
Feb. 23, 2010
March 9, 2010
March 16, 2010
April 6, 2010
April 13, 2010