Peter Kobelt of Ohio State has been named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2014 ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship,which concluded Monday. Kobelt is the first Buckeye to receive the honor, which he achieved after winning seven of his eight matches in leading Ohio State to its first national indoor title. The senior went 3-1 at first singles during the ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship.
Ranked No. 23 in the ITA Division I Men's Singles Rankings, Kobelt defeated two top 10 players during the tournament. He dished No. 3 Mitchell Frank of Virginia only his fifth collegiate loss in a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win during Ohio State's exciting 4-3 win over the Cavaliers in the semifinal, then defeated No. 7 Ray Sarmiento of USC 6-3, 6-4 in the final. Kobelt and his partner Kevin Metka, who are ranked No. 2 in the ITA Division I Men's Doubles Rankings, went 4-0 at first doubles at the tournament.
Kobelt is joined on the ITA All-Tournament Team by teammates Ralf Steinbach, Metka and Hunter Callahan, while Kobelt and Metka also received recognition as a doubles pair.