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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ty Tucker, head coach of the Ohio State men’s tennis team, announced Hunter Callahan of Ambler, Pa., has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Buckeyes beginning in 2011-12.

“We are very excited to have Hunter Callahan join the Buckeye Family,” Tucker, who has entered his 12th season as head coach of the Buckeyes, said. “He has had great results, fantastic coaching, but most importantly we feel Hunter will do what it takes to be great. I look forward to working with him in the near future.”

Recently capturing the Evert ITF Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla., this past Sunday, Callahan is No. 9 in the boys’ 18 polls after ranking as high as No. 14 in the boys’ 16 standings.  He also owns the No. 1 ranking in the boys’ 18 and 16 middle states polls.

Callahan, the 14th-ranked recruit in the nation, has made several impressive runs in his prep career as he prepares for his arrival to Columbus next season. Under the direction of Marco Martizi, who has coached Callahan the past six years in Boca Raton, Callahan has: 

 

  • Captured the Evert ITF Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Won the boys’ 18 singles title at the National Open in Aston, Pa.
  • Finished sixth in the boys’ 16 bracket at the USTA National Clay Courts tournament
  • Advanced to the round of 16 at the Junior National Tennis Championship in Kalamazoo, Mich., and the boys’ 18 Naples ITF clay event
  • Qualified for the semifinals of the G4 ITF event in Naples, Fla., and was runner-up in doubles