April 26, 2017
Big Ten Tournament (West Lafayette, Ind.)
Friday, April 28 -- vs. Penn State, 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 -- Semifinals, 10:30 a.m./2 p.m.
Sunday, April 30 -- Championship, 11 a.m.
The No. 16-ranked University of Michigan men's tennis team (20-5) will travel to Purdue (West Lafayette, Ind.) for the 2017 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament (April 27-30).
The two-seeded Wolverines will receive a first-round bye in the single-elimination tournament and will face No. 7 seed Penn State on Friday (April 28) at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
Alex Knight has a team-leading 21 wins in singles play and heads into the weekend with a dual-match record of 19-3 (2-0 at No. 1, 8-1 at No. 2, 4-1 at No. 3, 3-1 at No. 4, 2-0 at No. 5) and a 10-1 mark in conference play.
Jathan Malik holds an 18-8 record in singles play while primarily playing in the No. 1 singles spot this spring.
Carter Lin has a five-match winning streak and heads into the weekend with a 16-3 mark in dual-match singles play.
Myles Schalet has a team-leading six-match winning streak with an overall singles record of 21-8 on the year and a 12-5 mark in dual-match play.
The Wolverines come in at No. 16 in the latest weekly ITA rankings while also being ranked No. 16 in the top-25 USTA weekly poll.
In the latest ITA singles rankings, Malik was tabbed No. 80, while Knight was No. 123.
Michigan is in search of its 37th Big Ten championship and first Big Ten Tournament title since 1996.
Each team match will be a contest for the best of seven team points. Doubles action will begin immediately with no warmup, so fans are encouraged to arrive on time for matches. In addition, each doubles match will be one set to six, with a tiebreaker occurring at 6-all. The team that wins two-of-three matches will secure the doubles point. Following a five-minute intermission, singles action will begin with each match worth one point towards the team score. There will be no-ad scoring in both singles and doubles action. In addition, there is to be no noise made between first and second serves this season as part of new ITA sportsmanship guidelines.
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