Men's Tennis Comes From Behind to Down Sooners 4-3

By TJ Neer on May 18, 2017 at 3:36 pm
JJ Wolf at Big Ten championship tournament, 2017.

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Ohio State was behind the Sooners 3-2 at one point, but that didn't stop them from coming back and taking down No. 14 seed Oklahoma 4-3 in Athens, Georgia to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals.

The Bucks dropped the doubles point narrowly, as the duo of Junior No. 2 Mikael Torpegaard and senior Herkko Pollanen won their match 6-3 while junior Hugo Di Feo and sophomore Martin Joyce lost 6-4. Sophomore Hunter Tubert and freshman JJ Wolf lost their matchup 7-6.

Torpegaard had a hard time with Oklahoma's No. 24 Spencer Papa, as Papa took the first set 6-2 and Torpegaard narrowly escaped the second set with a 7-6 win. In the third, Torpegaard sealed his singles win with a 6-3 win over Papa.

Redshirt freshman Kyle Seelig had a very impressive day on singles, as he made quick work of his opponent 6-1, 6-2 and Pollanen put away his counterpart 6-4, 6-4.

No. 9 Di Feo suffered a 6-4, 7-6 loss at the hands of Oklahoma's Alex Ghilea while Joyce lost his singles matchup 6-3, 7-6 to bring the score to 3-3.

In the deciding match of the game, it was Buckeye freshman JJ Wolf against Sooner senior Andrew Harris. Wolf took the first set 7-5 before being taken down 6-1 in the second set.

The final set went to a third-set tiebreak, where Wolf was able to pull ahead and secure the win for the Scarlet and Gray. Upon winning, Wolf collapsed in relief on the court as he was stormed by his teammates, which you can see here:

Ohio State will take on No. 6 TCU on Saturday at noon in Athens, Georgia (University of Georgia).

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