April 25, 1997

Purdue's James and Gordon Named All-Big Ten

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue men's tennis players Chris James and Jamie Gordon were named All-Big Ten for their play during the Big Ten season. The two split duties between No. 1 and No. 2 singles. James plays with Derek Myers as the 22nd ranked doubles team in the country. Gordon teams up with Jerad Harbaugh at No. 2 doubles.

James has played a 23-16 singles slate during the season including a 4-5 record in the Big Ten. James usually draws the opponents toughest mental competitor. Gordon, meanwhile, often gets the most talented player and he has risen to the challenge to have a 24-18 record with a 6-5 mark in Big Ten matches. Both have played at several national tournaments during the season in singles as well.

"Jamie and Chris are our leaders on this team," said head coach Tim Madden. "Without them we wouldn't be in the position that we are. Not only are they talented and competitive, but they play inspired tennis, which all the other players follow."