First Round: Wake Forest (L, 0-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Northwestern (18-9) - #42
CONFERENCE: Big Ten
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Arvid Swan (43-32)
BEST NCAA FINISH: Round of 16
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Went from 0-10 in the Big Ten in 2008 to 6-4 and the No. 5 seed in the Big Ten Tournament … All but one regular season loss came by a 4-3 score … Also won four consecutive Big Ten matches by 4-3 score … Three true freshmen in starting singles lineup.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Doubles team of Joshua Graves and Alex Sanborn led Northwestern with a 12-3 dual record … Graves also posted a 19-4 dual record in singles playing primarily at No. 4 … Alexander Thams was 10-5 at the third singles spot … Second-year head coach Arvid Swan went from 7-17 overall in 2008 to 18-8 in 2009.