April 24, 1997

MSU Tennis Player Trey Eubanks Named All-Big Ten

PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Michigan State sophomore Trey Eubanks (Lousiville, Ky.) is one of 12 tennis players honored on the 1997 All-Big Ten team as announced by the conference Thursday evening. Eight of the 11 teams have players on the list, as Illinois leads the group with three, followed by Northwestern and Purdue with two honorees apiece. Eubanks is the lone Spartan representative and the sixth-straight MSU men's tennis player to receive the award.

The 6'0" No. 1 singles player enjoyed a highly successful second-year campaign leading the team with a 26-11 regular season overall record and 7-3 Big Ten mark. He is the only Spartan to top the 20-win plateau this season and held a four-match conference winning streak before losing his last two regular season matches. He looks to be back on track however after winning both of his singles matches Thursday at the Big Ten Championships and helping his team to 4-1 and 4-0 victories over Ohio State and Wisconsin, respectively.

Eubanks can hope for more accolades as each of MSU's All-Big Ten recipients over the past four years have gone onto compete at the NCAA championships. Right now he and his team are concentrating on taking on No. 1-seeded Northwestern Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., at the Big Ten Championships held on MSU's Outdoor Courts.

This is the first time Eubanks has received any post-season collegiate honors.