June 5, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Americans, the ITA announced Thursday. Kobelt became a four-time All-American with singles and doubles recognitions, while Metka collected his first career laurel in doubles.
Kobelt, a native of New Albany, Ohio, finished his Ohio State career as the fourth four-time All-American in program history. In 2014, Kobelt tallied a 31-10 overall mark in singles and a 44-8 ledger in doubles. His 44 doubles wins tied former Buckeye Chase Buchanan’s single-season record set back in 2012. Kobelt leaves Columbus as the program’s all-time career doubles leader (142), second on the combined wins list (265) and seventh on the singles career list (123). At the 2014 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship in Athens, Ga., Kobelt advanced to the title round of the doubles bracket with Metka as the No. 4 seed and advanced to the Round of 32 in the singles bracket as the No. 9-16 seed. In his five years at Ohio State, Kobelt was a part of 100-consecutive team home wins in Columbus.
Metka, a native of Worthington, Ohio, earns his first career All-America honor after earning national runner-up status paired with Kobelt. He finished the season with a 43-8 mark in doubles, which is tied for second on the OSU single-season wins list. Metka, who also collected 32 singles wins, had a breakout season for the Scarlet and Gray earning second team All-Big Ten, while also being named to the NCAA All-Tournament squad at No. 2 doubles with freshman Herkko Pollanen. At the NCAA Team Championship, Metka had a match to remember when he fought back down 4-1 in a third set to force a tiebreaker and went on to win to advance the Buckeyes to the Elite 8 for the ninth-consecutive season. Metka becomes the 15th All-American in program history.