Boilermakers Ready For Big Ten Singles Tournament

Oct. 28, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men's tennis team concludes its fall slate this weekend with the Big Ten Singles Tournament hosted by Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.

Purdue players Billy Heuer, Jan-Frans Engelbrecht and Matt Manasse will appear for the Boilermakers. Representatives from all Big Ten Conference schools will compete in this fall conference showcase.

Engelbrecht qualified for the singles main draw at last weekend's USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships. The Purdue junior defeated Andres Monroy (Ball State) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 and Niklas Schroeder (Eastern Kentucky) 7-6 (3), 7-5 to qualify before falling to Bryant Salcedo of Vanderbilt 5-7, 6-2, 6-2. The Cape Town, South Africa, native holds a 6-4 fall singles tally.

Engelbrecht faces Indiana's Josh MacTaggart in the first round of Flight A on Saturday, while sophomore Heuer faces Wyatt Lippert from Ohio State. Engelbrecht and junior Manasse take on Connor Gilmore and Joey White of Iowa on Friday in Flight B.

"This [tournament] is a great opportunity for our guys to finish the fall season strong and compete against some good in-conference competition," said assistant coach Brandon Lenfert.

The tournament features one 64-player singles draw along with an additional 8-players singles draw and two 16-team doubles draws. Consolation draws will be played. Friday's action kicks off with doubles play.

For complete recaps and results, please visit

Big Ten Singles Tournament - Schedule of Play
Oct. 29, 2010
East Lansing, Mich. - MSU Indoor Tennis Facility and Michigan Athletic Club

Flight A - Singles

Jan-Frans Engelbrecht (Purdue) vs. Josh MacTaggart (IU) on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Billy Heuer (Purdue) vs. Wyatt Lippert (OSU) on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Flight B - Doubles

Connor Gilmore/Joey White (Iowa) vs. Jan-Frans Engelbrecht/Matt Manasse (Purdue) on Friday at 10 a.m.




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