April 21, 1997

Seedings Announced for Big Ten Men's Tennis Championship

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State is the No. 9 seed in the 1997 Big Ten Men's Tennis Championship and will face No. 10 Ohio State in the first round of the tournament Thursday at 9 a.m. at the MSU Outdoor Tennis Facility. Michigan State is hosting the tournament, which features all 11 Big Ten teams. Northwestern is the top seed after posting a 10-0 Big Ten record during the regular season.

The winner of the Michigan State-Ohio State match faces the winner of No. 8 Wisconsin vs. No. 11 Iowa for the right to face No. 1 Northwestern Sunday. The matches will run from Thursday to Sunday and begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. The championship match is set for Sunday at 1 p.m. In inclement weather, matches will move to the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.

The complete seedings:
1.  Northwestern
2.  Purdue
3.  Illinois
4.  Michigan
5.  Indiana
6.  Penn State
7.  Minnesota
8.  Wisconsin
9.  MICHIGAN STATE
10. Ohio State
11. Iowa