The Nebraska men's tennis team heads to West Lafayette, Ind. this weekend Oct. 25-28 for the Big Ten Singles and Doubles Championships hosted by Purdue University at theSchwartz Tennis Center and the Lafayette Sports Center. The Huskers will travel with the whole squad except for Chris Schindler, who is still experiencing a minor injury.
In the singles draw, Nebraska's Charlie Shin faces Northwestern's Alberto Zanotti while NU's No. 5-seeded Dusty Boyer challenges Purdue's Matt Bouggy. The Huskers' Scott Elsass battles Michigan State's John Patrick Mullane while Big Red teammate Bradford Zitsch goes head-to-head with Wisconsin's Oskar Wikberg. The scarlet and cream's Tom Blackwell takes on Iowa's Matt Hagan as Nebraska's Vasileios Stavropoulos is scheduled against Purdue's Lucas Dages. Husker Marc Herrmann is set to face Penn State's Nika Dolidze while fellow NU teammate Andrew Dzulynsky goes toe-to-toe with Iowa's Nils Hallestrand. Big Red player Beau Treyz tackles Iowa's Michael Swank as the final Husker Brandon Videtich is scheduled to play No. 2-seeded Indiana's Dimitrjie Tasic.
In the doubles draw, Nebraska's Elsass and Shin face Northwestern's Fedor Baev and Strong Kirchheimer while fellow Husker duo Herrmann and Treyz will shootout with Iowa's Hallestrand and Swank. NU's Dzulynsky and Stavropoulos are set to play Indiana's Matthew McCoy and Daniel Bendarczyk while fellow Huskers Blackwell and Boyer go up against Northwestern's Zanotti and Alp Horoz. The final NU pair Videtich and Zitsch will challenge Iowa's Hagan and Jonas Dierckx.
The results from Friday's matches will be posted here on Huskers.com at the conclusion of the day's matches. You can follow the action live on the Purdue University athletics website, where the draws and live stats are available to the public.
Tournament Draws and Format
Draw: The tournament draw size will be determined based on the number of entries. Main draws will be played indoors at the Schwartz Tennis Center and Lafayette Sports Center. The singles consolation draw, weather permitting, will be played outdoors at the Schwartz Tennis Center.
Format: The format will be hybrid-version of the new Division I mandated experimentation of a new "ITA Dual Meet Format," that will be implemented in January/February of 2014. Each set is played to six games, with a tiebreaker at 5-all. One-ad scoring will be used in all matches.
One-ad Scoring: One-ad is just like regular scoring, except when a game goes to a second deuce. At this point, the next point decides the game, and similar to no-advantage scoring, the receiver chooses their side for the "sudden death" game-deciding point.