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Feb. 19, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jeremy Wurtzman, a senior co-captain on the No. 16 Ohio State men’s tennis team, received Big Ten Player of the Week honors Thursday. Wurtzman, the No. 1 singles player in the country, aided in the Buckeyes’ 4-3 upset over No. 8 Vanderbilt, Feb. 13 and the squad’s 6-1 win over No. 17 Alabama, Feb. 14.

Jeremy Wurtzman (Sr., Rochester, N.Y./Brickhouse Academy/Florida) defeated Vanderbilt’s No. 55 Chad Harris and Alabama’s No. 63 Stephen Mitchell at the No. 1 spot. Wurtzman has played the No. 1 position for the Buckeyes in all eight matches. With victories over Southeastern Conference foes, Wurtzman extended his 2004 duals record to 7-1 and posts a 111-42 career mark.

In weekend doubles action, Wurtzman and doubles partner Joey Atas (Fr., Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) remained undefeated in duals action with a 4-0 mark. The No. 21 pair of Wurtzman and Atas defeated Vanderbilt’s Harris and Scott Brown, 8-6, at the No. 1 spot. Against the Crimson Tide Wurtzman and senior Brenton Contini (Sr., Dover, Ohio/Dover) clinched the doubles point for Ohio State after taking an 11-9 tiebreak set over Alabama’s Christian Broderson and Joseph Jung.