Blaz Rola Advances to NCAA Semifinals in Singles Competition
For the second time in his Buckeye career, Rola has advanced to the national semifinals. In 2012, Rola faced Kentucky's and No. 3 seed Eric Quigley in the NCAA semifinals and dropped a 6-2, 6-1 decision. So far, Rola, a native of Slovenia, is 11-2 all-time in the NCAA Singles Championship. Improving to 30-1 overall in 2013, Rola has now won at least 30 singles matches in each of his seasons at Ohio State. In 2011-12, Rola was 37-7 overall and last year he posted a 41-7 record.
Rola, the #12 men's tennis player among all men in the NCAA, will face #41 Japie De Klerk of Tulsa tomorrow in the semifinals. De Klerk beat Michigan's Evan King in the NCAA Quarterfinals today.