Buckeye excellence is not exclusive to the football field or the basketball court. Around the Oval is our way of keeping you informed of the amazing things happening with the other 34 varsity sports on campus.
Men's Tennis Opens the 2019 Season Strong
The Ohio State Men's Tennis team kicked off its 2019 season with two wins over Cleveland State. The final scores were 5-0 and 4-0. The Bucks, who are starting the season as the second-ranked team in the nation, dropped just one set against the Vikings.
The weather conditions forced multiple matches to go unfinished. Ohio State was supposed to play Xavier after its first competition against Cleveland State, but the snowstorm forced a rematch with CSU.
The Bucks will take on Virginia Commonwealth on January 26 in Columbus.
Ohio State Swim and Dive Teams Fall to Michigan
The Ohio State Swim and Dive Teams dropped its competition against Michigan this weekend. The men's team, who are ranked at No. 14 in the nation, lost 202-98 to the fourth best team in the nation. The No. 22 women's team lost to No. 2 Michigan 196-104.
Ben Sugar (100 Back) and the 400 Free Relay team of Andrew Loy, Mathew Abeysinghe, Paul DeLakis, and Ruslan Gaziev brought home the men's teams only event wins. Molly Kowal (1000 Free), Genevieve Angerame (3-Meter), and Lexie Barker (1-Meter) were able to take home gold medals.
The Bucks are back in action next week in South Bend.
Women's Gymnastics Wins its First Big Ten Game of the Season
Ohio State's women gymnastics team collected its conference Big Ten win against Penn State on Saturday to a final score of 196.075 - 194.850. It was the Buckeyes second straight win after dropping its first match of the season.
No. 17 Ohio State won six event titles as Jamie Stone posted a dominant performance. The senior took home gold in vault, floor, and beam. Junior Olivia Aepli, senior Amanda Huang, and senior Janelle McClelland added the other three individual event wins.
Ohio State will complete its road trip in East Lansing next Sunday.