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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/6/2023, Last updated: 11/7/2023
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Michigan State Claims Doubles Crown at ITA National Fall Championships

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — Michigan State made history while Nebraska and Ohio State took home titles this past weekend, capping a busy week on the courts.

Sophomore Ozan Baris and junior Max Sheldon of Michigan State won the doubles competition at the ITA National Fall Championships in San Diego, securing the first national title in program history. The duo finished 5-0 at the tournament, defeating teams from South Florida, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Washington and Old Dominion. Baris/Sheldon were just the second MSU doubles team to compete at Fall Nationals and the first since 1998.

Baris/Sheldon also become the fifth tandem from the Big Ten to win doubles in 46 years of the event, joining Ohio State (2019), Illinois (2014, 1999) and Michigan (1979).

While some of the top Big Ten players were competing in San Diego, eight conference schools gathered in Madison to take part in the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

Nebraska junior Calvin Mueller won the singles competition while Ohio State's team of Bryce Nakashima and Preston Stearns claimed the doubles crown. No team scoring was held at the event.

This week's action closed fall competition for Big Ten schools, who will resume action in January when the dual meet season begins.