COLUMBUS, Ohio For the second-consecutive week, Steven Moneke, a senior co-captain on the third-ranked Ohio State men’s tennis team, was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week the conference announced Tuesday. Moneke shares the honor with Moritz Baumann of Wisconsin.
Moneke helped the No. 3 Buckeyes to two 7-0 victories against No. 25 Notre Dame and No. 14 LSU this past weekend. Highlighting Moneke’s weekend was his No. 1 singles performance against the Tigers, where the two-time All-American defeated No. 5 Michael Venus, the 2008 ITA All-American Singles Champion, 6-2, 6-3. The win improves Moneke’s record to 20-3 in singles this season, winning 11-consecutive matches in 2008-09. The Buckeye is 11-0 in singles dual action and is currently third on the all-time Buckeye career singles wins list with 121 triumphs. In doubles, Moneke is 15-4 overall this season, tied with sophomore Matt Allare for the most doubles wins on the Scarlet and Gray squad.
A native of Alten-Buseck, Germany, Moneke is ranked 22nd in the nation.