Men's Tennis Advances to the NCAA Round of 16

By Ross Fulton on May 11, 2013 at 1:31p
And then they said, "SCOREBOARD."

Ohio State men's tennis, seeded fifth in the NCAA tournament, opened play in style with back-to-back shutout wins this weekend.

Friday saw the Buckeyes blank Cleveland State, 4-0, at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus. Ohio State earned the doubles point as Blaz Rola and Kevin Metka downed Jorg Van Der Vloet and Joe Vanmeteer 8-1, and Peter Kobelt and Connor Smith defeated Ali Shabib and Niklas Jonsson 8-2.

Saturday, the Buckeyes were back in action, and back to handing out shutouts, beating Washington 4-0 on the Varsity Tennis Courts. Playing in Columbus for the final time, senior Devin McCarthy won his 20th consecutive match with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Washington's Viktor Farkas.

With the win, the Buckeyes advance to the round of 16 where they will face the winner of Texas and Texas A&M Thursday at 5:00 p.m. on a familiar court at the University of Illinois' Atkins Tennis Center.



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FROMTHE18's picture

COME ON DUDES! theyve been so close to a title for years...bout time they get it.

Jason Priestas's picture

This team is on some kind of run.

Tennis run

ATXbucknut's picture

I expect we'll play A&M.  Texas lost to Kentucky bad this year, and we beat Kentucky soundly.  A&M actually beat us 4-3 back in Feb in College Station.  I would love to see us take revenge.

rampageripster's picture

All this dynasty needs is a National Title. The home winning streak, the B1G conference streak, the Sweet 16 streak... it feels sorta empty without that national title.  Go get it boys

Cause I couldn't go for three

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I'll definitely have to show up Thursday to cheer on the tennis Buckeyes in Urbana.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

Poison nuts's picture

Go Bucks!!!!!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

tdible2132's picture

Come on boys, it's your time!