Say hello to depth. Despite losing No. 1 and No. 2 singles, the Ohio State men's tennis team pulled out a 4-2 win over No. 2 seed Illinois at the MSU Outdoor Tennis Courts in East Lansing to win the program's eighth Big Ten Tournament championship in the last nine years.
“It was another hard-fought match,” Tucker said. “Our guys stepped up to the challenge when they needed to. We knew it was going to be a back-and-fourth battle when you play a Top 10 team like Illinois. Ralf, Kevin and Hunter showed their toughness today and we took advantage of our opportunities and made Illinois pay for it. It was a great win for the Buckeyes.”
Next up for the No. 2 Buckeyes (30-3): The 2014 NCAA Championships, held in Athens, Georgia, in two weeks.