Men's Tennis Earns Revenge, Topping Texas A&M in NCAA Tournament

By Jason Priestas on May 17, 2013 at 3:24a
The Buckeyes topped Texas A&M 5-0 and will face USC next.

The Ohio State men's tennis team, the tournament's fifth seed, knocked off No. 12 Texas A&M 4-0 Thursday at the Khan Tennis Complex in Urbana, Ill, setting up a date with four-time defending champion USC Saturday at 5 p.m.

The win was a bit of revenge for the Buckeyes, who lost 4-3 to the Aggies on the road in February. Ohio State won the doubles point for the 34th time in 2013, before moving on to dominate singles play.

“As soon as we saw the draw, we saw we might have another chance at A&M,” senior Connor Smith said. “We were all just hungry for that.”

The win was the 24th in a row for the Buckeyes. They'll hope to make it 25 when they take on the Trojans. Despite winning the last four titles, going 2-0 in clashes with Ohio State during that time, USC is having a bit of a down year, and are the tournament's No. 4 seed.


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bukyze's picture

Great job guys.  Kick USC's ass!

Hovenaut's picture

Good for them, and good to hear a victory over any SEC school. No matter the sport.

Best of luck against USC.

gwalther's picture

Let's go Buckeyes!

Class of 2008

BME_Buckeye's picture

Although I don't like the draw of playing USC, you have to beat the teams in front of you to win. That said, stomp the trojans. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


bucknutz18's picture

This is the year to unseat the Trojans.

Dougger's picture

Definitely keeping my eye on this one over the weekend. Let's go bucks!

I like football

tdible2132's picture

Lets "Fight on" past USC and into the Final Four!