Men's Tennis to Close out Big Ten Season on the Road

Boilers are fifth in the conference with a record of 5-3.

April 24, 1998

The Big Ten regular season will come to a close this weekend for the Purdue men's tennis team when it travels to Michigan State (April 25) and Michigan (April 26). The Boilers are currently fifth in the conference with a record of 5-3. They are 10-9 overall.

Last season, the netters topped the Spartans and the Wolverines, but both teams will be hungry for retribution this weekend. Purdue will send juniors Jamie Gordon and Cris James to the court in the top two singles spots. The classmates are a combined 26-11 in dual matches. Gordon, a co-captain, is 7-1 in conference play, while James owns an 11-2 dual match record in the No. 2 spot and is 6-2 in the conference.

Derek James, the third junior on the squad, is Purdue's No. 3 singles player with a record of 15-14 this year. Myers is looking to rebound from two losses against Iowa and Minnesota last weekend. He teams with James to make up Purdue's No.1 doubles team with a 6-1 conference mark.

Michigan State is currently tied for eighth in the Big Ten with a 3-5 record. The Spartans are 12-9 overall. Michigan, ranked 48th in the nation, is in second place behind Illinois with a 7-1 conference mark. The Wolverines are 1-5 overall.

Serves will be tossed at 1 p.m. in both matches.