Marquette Earns No. 2 Seed In BIG EAST Tourney
April 20, 2015
The Marquette University men's tennis team (12-9) has earned the No. 2 seed in the 2015 BIG EAST Tennis Championship Presented by New York Life and will open tourney play versus No. 7 seed Creighton (12-6) at 8 a.m. CT on Friday, April 24.
The eight-team event begins Friday morning at the Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center in Indianapolis, Ind., and is being hosted by Butler University. The tournament champion claims the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Marquette's seeding matches its highest (also No. 2 in 2013-14) as a team since joining the BIG EAST in 2005-06.
"It's an exciting time of year for our guys and I know they will be ready to compete against a very good Creighton team on Friday morning," head coach Steve Rodecap said. "This year provides a new venue for the tournament and we are looking forward to beginning our preparations for our trip to Indianapolis."
The Golden Eagles have claimed six of their last seven matches, including a 6-1 victory over DePaul Sunday afternoon at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium in the regular season finale.
Marquette's lineup is led by sophomore Kristiyan Trukov, who tops the roster with 21 singles victories. He is 13-7 in dual competition and is in possession of a six-match winning streak. Classmate Mackenzie Stearns also owns six-straight victories and is now 4-1 this season at the No. 6 position.
The winner of the Marquette/Creighton matchup will advance to face the DePaul/Georgetown winner at 8 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 25.
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