No. 1-seeded Ohio State men's tennis defeated No. 16 Columbia, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon to advance to the national quarterfinals, which will be played in Orlando on May 16.
Ohio State hosted Columbia in Columbus, and after winning two out of three doubles matches to being play, Ohio State owned a 1-0 lead.
In singles competition, senior Hunter Tubert won his match, 6-1, 6-4, and sophomore John McNally won his match, 6-3, 7-5. Only junior JJ Wolf and junior Kyle Seelig went into third sets, but Wolf finished off his opponent, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, to eliminate Columbia before Seelig needed to finish his own.
Ohio State will play the winner of No. 9 North Carolina in the semifinals.