May 20, 2013
UCLA 4, Ohio State 3
The No. 5 Ohio State men's tennis team lost a heartbreaker to No. 1 UCLA, 4-3, in the semifinals of the NCAA championships Monday afternoon at the Khan Tennis Complex in Urbana, Ill. The Buckeyes conclude the 2013 season 35-3 overall and Big Ten regular-season and tournament champions.
The No. 5 seed Ohio State men’s tennis team (35-2) will face No. 1 seed UCLA (28-1) in the NCAA Championships semifinals at 2 p.m. ET at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex/Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Ill.
The match will serve as the third meeting between the Buckeyes and Bruins in the NCAA championships. The postseason series is split, 1-1. Last season, UCLA bettered Ohio State, 4-2, in the quarterfinals, while in 2009, the Scarlet and Gray handed the Bruins a 4-3 loss in the semifinals.
Live stats and video of both semifinal matches (No. 2 Virginia and No. 3 Georgia) will be available at the official NCAA Tournament Central page.
Ohio State 4, USC 3
Behind a pair of tiebreaker wins by redshirt junior Peter Kobelt, the fifth-seeded Ohio State men’s tennis team knocked off four-time defending champion and No. 4 seed USC, 4-3, in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA championships Saturday night at the Khan Tennis Complex in Urbana, Ill. A native of New Albany, Ohio, who is No. 8 in the latest ITA polls, Kobelt’s 7-6(3), 7-6(3) win over No. 16 Ray Sarmiento at No. 2 singles sealed the Buckeye victory and helped them advance to the semifinals for the third time in program history (2009 and 2011). Ohio State will face top-seeded UCLA on Monday at 2 p.m. ET.
Fifth-seeded Ohio State takes on fourth-seeded USC at 5 p.m. ET today in NCAA Men's Tennis Championships quarterfinal action.
Ohio State 4, Texas A&M 0
The No. 5 Ohio State men’s tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA championships for the ninth time in program history following a 4-0 win vs. No. 12 Texas A&M in the round of 16 Thursday evening at the Khan Tennis Complex in Urbana, Ill. The Buckeyes will face four-time defending champion USC next at 5 p.m. ET Saturday. The fourth-seed Trojans handed No. 13 Baylor a 4-1 loss Thursday.
Ohio State continues its NCAA Men's Tennis Championships run today as the Buckeyes travel to Urbana, Ill., for their third-round match.
Fifth-seeded Ohio State faces 12th-seeded Texas A&M at 5 p.m. ET. The winner of the Buckeyes and Aggies will meet either fourth-seeded USC or 13th-seeded Baylor in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Last weekend, Ohio State picked up back-to-back wins on its home court to earn a spot in the Round of 16. The Buckeyes defeated Cleveland State, 4-0, in the first round before downing Washington, 4-0, in the second round. Ohio State is appearing in the Round of 16 for the eighth consecutive season.
Vanderbilt 4, Illinois 1
The No. 16 seed Vanderbilt Commodores played the role of spoiler Saturday afternoon on their home court, negating the Fighting Illini's homecoming bid for the NCAA Championships with a 4-1 win. Illinois' all-time NCAA Tournament Second Round record moves to 12-3 as their 2013 campaign ends with a 17-11 overall record.
Virginia 4, Minnesota 0
The No. 35 Minnesota men’s tennis team ended its season this afternoon with a second round loss in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Golden Gophers fell to No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers by a score of 4-0 in the Charlottesville Regional Final.
Georgia 4, Northwestern 0
Northwestern gave second-ranked and third-seeded Georgia a battle before eventually falling 4-0 in an NCAA tournament second-round matchup Saturday afternoon at Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
Ohio State 4, Washington 0
The No. 5 Ohio State men’s tennis team shut out Washington, 4-0, in the second round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Team Championships Saturday afternoon at the Varsity Tennis Courts in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes (33-2) will play the winner between No. 12 Texas A&M (18-12) and Texas (17-8) in the round of 16 at 5 p.m. May 16 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex/Atkins Tennis Center in Champaign, Ill., on the University of Illinois campus.
The NCAA Men's Tennis Championships continues today, as Ohio State's second round match is slated for 11 a.m. CT. Illinois, Minnesota and Northwestern take the court at 2 p.m. CT. Click the interactive bracket above for more information.
Tulsa 4, Michigan State 1
No. 43 Michigan State tennis fell to No. 25 Tulsa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 4-1 on Friday afternoon. It marked one of the most successful seasons in MSU program history. The Spartans celebrated 100 years of MSU Tennis this year and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the team tournament began in 1972.
Illinois 4, Georgia State 0
The Illini men's tennis team advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament after shutting out Georgia State 4-0. Illinois will play No. 16 seed Vanderbilt on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT. The victor of that match will advance to Urbana, Ill. for the NCAA Championships and the Round of 16.
Ohio State 4, Cleveland State 0
The No. 5 seed Ohio State men’s tennis team advanced to the second round of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Team Championship Friday afternoon after beating Cleveland State, 4-0, at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State will face Washington, who beat Notre Dame, 4-3, at 11 a.m. CT Saturday.
Virginia Tech 4, Michigan 2
Despite winning the doubles point and earning a singles victory from senior Evan King at the top of the lineup, the No. 22-ranked University of Michigan men's tennis team fell to Virginia Tech, 4-2, in the first round of the NCAA Championships at Kentucky's Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex.
Northwestern 4, Wake Forest 3
Chris Jackman rallied for a dramatic three-set victory in the decisive singles match as Northwestern took a 4-3 thriller from Wake Forest in an NCAA tournament first-round matchup Friday at Dan Magill Tennis Complex. With the victory, NU advances to take on the winner of the day's second match between third-seeded Georgia and Binghamton. Saturday's match is set to be played at 2 p.m. CT.
Minnesota 4, VCU 3
The No. 35 Minnesota men’s tennis team advanced to the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament this afternoon with a 4-3 victory over No. 30 Virginia Commonwealth. After surrendering the doubles point, the squad fought back tough in the singles competition and managed to win four of six match-ups to earn their spot in the Charlottesville Regional Final Saturday at 2 p.m. CT.
Six Big Ten teams compete in the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships on Friday. At 9 a.m. CT, Minnesota takes on VCU in Charlottesville, Va., and Northwestern faces Wake Forest in Athens, Ga. Illinois faces Georgia State in Nashville, Tenn., and Michigan takes on Virginia Tech in Lexington, Ky., both at 11 a.m. At noon, fifth-seeded Ohio State hosts Cleveland State. Michigan State will compete against Tulsa at 3 p.m., in Waco, Texas.