Big Ten Mens Tennis Opens Spring Slate This Weekend
January 10, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The 2014 Big Ten men’s tennis spring schedule begins this week with
No. 56 Indiana and No. 37 Michigan State taking to the court for the first time. The
Hoosiers travel to Orlando, Fla., Jan. 9-12, to compete in the UCF Invitational,
while the Spartans open their season with a pair of home non-conference matches on
No. 22 Illinois and No. 32 Northwestern will make their 2014 debuts on Jan. 17, as
the Fighting Illini compete at the Illini Open in Fort Meyers, Fla., and the
Wildcats travel to Boise, Idaho, to face Boise State. The next day, No. 26 Michigan
opens its season with duals against Western Michigan and Toledo, while No. 34
Minnesota and No. 60 Nebraska will each take the court on Jan. 19 with dual matches
on the road. On Jan. 20, No. 69 Purdue will make its debut when it hosts a pair of
Defending Big Ten Champion and fifth-ranked Ohio State opens the 2014 season on Jan.
22 with home dual matches against Butler and Xavier. Penn State and No. 65 Wisconsin
will make their debuts that week as well, with the Nittany Lions hosting William &
Mary on Jan. 24, and the Badgers visiting UCLA on Jan. 25. Iowa will take the court
for the first time in 2014 on Feb. 1 with duals against Illinois State and Western
Minnesota and Iowa square off in the first Big Ten dual match of the season on Feb.
16. The Big Ten Tournament, hosted by Michigan State, is scheduled for April 24-27.