Ohio State's Rola Earns Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week Award

April 10, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Big Ten Athlete of the Week
Blaz Rola, Ohio State
Jr. – Ptuj, Slovenia – Gimnazija Ptuj

  • Went 6-0 on the week to help No. 5 Ohio State to wins over No. 8 Kentucky (6-1), Wisconsin (7-0) and No. 37 Minnesota (7-0)
  • Defeated No. 18 Anthony Rossi (4-6, 7-5, 1-0) of Kentucky, Alexander Kostanov (6-2, 6-3) of Wisconsin and No. 41 Rok Bonin (6-2, 6-0) of Minnesota in singles action
  • Has notched seven wins against ranked singles opponents this season
  • Teamed with Kevin Metka to down the Wildcats’ Beck Pennington and Ryuji Hirooka (8-4) and the Badgers’ Frederik Strabo and Kostanov (8-3) in No. 3 doubles play
  • Partnered with Hunter Callahan to best the Gophers’ Leandro Toledo and Eric Frueh (8-2) in the No. 3 doubles spot
  • Earns the ninth weekly award of his career and second of the season
  • Last Ohio State Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week: Devin McCarthy (March 20, 2013)