Ball State Top MAC Men's Tennis Team Heading Into Tournament

Updated 4/26/2005

April 26, 2005

Ball State goes into the 2005 Mid-American Conference Men's Tennis Championship as the No. 1 seed and as regular season MAC champions. The Cardinals completed the regular season with an unblemished 5-0 record Saturday by defeating Northern Illinois 5-2. Northern Illinois will be the No. 4 seed in the tournament.

Western Michigan, 4-1 in MAC play, is the No. 2 seed and receives a first round bye along with the Cardinals in the tournament and will face the winner of No.3 Buffalo/No.6 IPFW.

2005 MAC Men's Tennis Championship
April 28-30, 2005
Kalamazoo, Mich.
Hosted by Western Michigan University

Schedule of Events: (all times EDT)

Thursday, April 28
Quarterfinals
Match 1: No. 3 Buffalo vs. No. 6 IPFW, 10 a.m.
Match 2: No. 4 Northern Illinois vs. No. 5 Toledo, 2 p.m.

Friday, April 29
Semifinals
Match 3: No. 1 Ball State vs. Winner Match 2, 10 a.m.
Match 4: No. 2 Western Michigan vs. Winner Match 1, 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 30
Championship Match
Match 5: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4, 1 p.m.

Defending champion Western Michigan went into the tournament last season as the No. 1 seed. The Broncos were ranked 58th in the nation and scored a 4-2 victory over No. 3 Northern Illinois in the championship match of the 2004 Mid-American Conference Tournament.