Minnesota Seeded Sixth In Big Ten Tournament
April 22, 2012
The Big Ten Conference announced the seedings and pairings for the 2012 Womens’ Tennis Tournament tonight. The Gophers, who finished the season 15-7 overall and 5-6 in the Big Ten, earned the sixth seed.
Minnesota begins tournament play at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, against No. 11 seed Iowa. The Gophers beat Iowa 6-1 last Sunday to end the regular season. The winner between Minnesota and Iowa will advance to face third-seeded Illinois at 2 p.m. on April 27. Minnesota lost 6-1 to Illinois at home on April 1.
This week’s tournament has a similar feel to last year’s conference tournament. A year ago, Minnesota beat Iowa 6-1 to end the regular season and then ended Iowa’s season with a 4-2 win in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. Minnesota’s post-season run a year ago then ended with a loss to top-seeded Michigan in the quarterfinals.
This year’s tournament is scheduled to begin on Thursday, with first-round matches beginning at 9 a.m. at Ohio State’s Varsity Tennis Center. Friday will feature quarterfinal matches beginning at 9 a.m., while Saturday will showcase the tournament semifinals starting at 9 a.m. Sunday’s championship match is scheduled for Noon ET BTN will air the championship match on tape delay on Wednesday, May 9 at 5 p.m.