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Feb. 23, 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Devin Mullings (Sr./Sr., Freeport, Bahamas/Fort Lauderdale Prep.), of the second ranked Ohio State men’s tennis team, was named the Big Ten Men’s Tennis Player of the Week Wednesday.

Mullings, ranked No. 35 nationally in singles, helped the Buckeyes advance to the final of the 2007 ITA/USTA National Men’s Team Indoor Championships in Chicago Monday. He won two matches in doubles and singles to help OSU beat No. 28 Stanford (4-0), No. 5 Baylor (4-2) and No. 3 UCLA (4-2) to reach the championship match against No. 1 Georgia (L, 0-4)

Mullings is 20-3 in singles this season and plays mostly at the No. 3 singles spot for the Buckeyes. He is one win shy of 100 for his career.

It is the second time this year a Buckeye has been recognized as the Big Ten Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. Bryan Koniecko (So./So., Long island, N.Y./Syosset) earned the award Feb. 7. Last season, OSU had five winners of the award. No. 2 Ohio State is 10-1 on the year and has won 45-consecutive matches at home.

No. 2 Ohio State travels to No. 20 LSU Saturday, then returns home to begin the defense of its 2006 Big Ten Title when they face Indiana March 3 at the Jesse Owens Tennis Center in Columbus.