Nov. 1, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men's tennis team is sending two student-athletes to the Big Ten Singles Championships this weekend. Szymon Tatarczyk and Arthur Dobradin will represent the Boilermakers at the fall conference meet.
The tournament begins on Friday and is scheduled to run through Monday with the singles championship wrapping up the action. Tatarczyk earned the No. 8 overall seed in the singles bracket. He received a first round bye and will face the winner of Michael Zhu of Michigan and Andres Estenssoro of Iowa.
Dobradin is on the opposite side of the 64-draw singles bracket. The Purdue freshman is scheduled to face Doug Zade of Michigan State in the first round. Dobradin also played last weekend and put together a 2-1 singles record. If Dobradin advances through the first round this weekend, he will face Ross Guignon of Illinois, the tournament's No. 9 seed.
In doubles, Tatarczyk and Dobradin are teamed together and will face Alex Pasareanu and Mihir Kumar of Northwestern. If the Boilermaker duo can win the first round of the 32-draw doubles bracket, it will advance to the quarterfinals due to the No. 2 seed from Michigan withdrawing from the tournament.
The Big Ten Singles Championships are being hosted by the University of Wisconsin. Action will be indoors and last all day for the first two days of the tournament. A full recap and results will be posted on PurdueSports.com following completion each day that a Boilermaker competes.