Nebraska Defeated by No. 16 Michigan
Lincoln, Neb.-- The Nebraska Cornhuskers dropped a 7-0 decision to No. 16 Michigan in the Huskers' regular-season finale at the Dillon Tennis Center on Sunday.
The Huskers wrapped up the regular season with a 5-18 overall record and 1-10 conference mark to claim the No. 11 seed in this week's Big Ten Tournament. Nebraska will take on the sixth-seeded hosts from Purdue on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (CT).
In doubles, Chris Dean and Tomislav Antoljak paired up to compete against Carter Lin and Connor Johnston, to fall 6-1. David Samardzija and Micah Klousia also fell to their Wolverine opponents, 6-1. With the match point going to Michigan, Toby Boyer and Dylan Bednarczyk went unfinished in the No. 1 spot.
For singles, Jon Meyer started in the No. 5 spot but fell to Carter Lin, 6-1, 6-3. David Samardzija also fell to his Michigan opponent, 6-3, 6-2. Chris Dean was defeated by Kevin Wong in the No. 4 spot, 6-2, 7-5. Micah Klousia also fell to his opponent, 6-4, 6-4. Dylan Bednarczyk came very close to coming out on top, but fell to Alex Knight, 7-6, 7-6. Toby Boyer faught a tough battle against Myles Schalet in the No. 1 spot but the point favored Michigan, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6.
NU will head to the Big Ten Championship hosted by Purdue, on April 27. The four-day event begins at 8 a.m. (CT) with the championship match scheduled for April 30 at 10 a.m. The Big Ten Network will televise the final match live for the first time. The single-elimination bracket will feature all 12 Big Ten programs, with the top four seeds receiving a first round bye; seeding will take place after the final conference match of the regular season. Admission to the outdoor event is free for all spectators.
No. 1 Alex Knight/Runhao Hua (MICH) vs. Toby Boyer/Dylan Bednarczyk (NEB) 4-3 (unfinished)
No. 2 Kevin Wong/Myles Schalet (MICH) def. David Samardzija/Micah Klousia (NEB) 6-1
No. 3 Carter Lin/Connor Johnston (MICH) def. Chris Dean/Tomislav Antoljak (NEB) 6-1
Order of Finish: 3,2
No. 1 Alex Knight (MICH) def. Dylan Bednarczyk (NEB) 7-6, 7-6
No. 2 Myles Schalet (MICH) def. Toby Boyer (NEB) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6
No. 3 Runhao Hua (MICH) def. Micah Klousia (NEB) 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 Kevin Wong (MICH) def. Chris Dean (NEB) 6-2, 7-5
No. 5 Carter Lin (MICH) def. Jon Meyer (NEB) 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 Davis Crocker (MICH) def. David Samardzija (NEB) 6-3, 6-2
Order of Finish: 5,6,4,3,1,2