April 20, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Devin Mullings, a sophomore on the No. 24 Ohio State men’s tennis team, was honored as the Big Ten Athlete of the Week Wednesday. Mullings, a native of Freeport, Bahamas, became the second Buckeye to claim the honor, after he posted a 4-0 singles and doubles record against Michigan and Michigan State April 16-17. This is Mullings’ first career Big Ten Athlete of the Week award.

In both matches, Mullings, ranked No. 56 in the ITA Division I singles poll, played the No. 1 singles spot and at the No. 2 doubles position with sophomore partner Chris Klingemann (Bradenton, Fla./Texas Tech Independent). Mullings defeated Michigan’s Brian Hung, 7-6, 6-1, and Michigan State’s Andrew Formanczyk, 6-4, 6-2. Against the Spartans, Mullings and Klingemann clinched the doubles point at No. 2 after an 8-2 decision against Brian Compton and Adam Monich. That win came a day after their 9-7 win over Wolverine’s Josef Fischer and Ryan Heller.

Mullings, 24-8 overall this season in singles, is on a 13-match win streak starting with a win over Virginia Commonwealth’s Marton Ott Feb 25. He is 5-4 at the No. 1 singles spot and 8-1 at the No. 2 position.