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May 24, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka, members of the Ohio State men’s tennis team, advanced to the semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Doubles Championships by a walkover Saturday after Lloyd Glasspool and Søren Hess-Olesen of Texas pulled out of the draw. The two Buckeye All-Americans become the second OSU pair in school history to move on to the final four of the doubles championships.

No. 4 seed Kobelt and Metka will now have a day to rest to prepare for their Sunday semifinal contest, which will be against the winner of the No.15 Francis Alcantara/Alex Sarkissian (Pepperdine) and No. 14 Arjun Kadhe/Jakob Sude (Oklahoma State). 

How they reached the semifinals:
May 22 – def. No. 30 Chip Cox and Tsvetan Mihov (South Carolina) – 6-1, 6-2 
May 23 – def. No. 26 Leonard Stakhovsky/Russell Bader (Penn State) – 6-1, 7-6 (3)
May 24 – vs. No. 16 Lloyd Glasspool and Søren Hess-Olesen (Texas) – w/o