Feb. 2, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ty Tucker, Ohio State men’s tennis head coach, announced the addition of freshman Chris Klingemann (Fr., Brandenton, Fla.) to the men’s tennis squad on Jan. 26. Klingemann, a native of Bradenton, Fla., joined the Buckeyes for the 2003-04 season and began classes at Ohio State Jan. 26. He competed with the squad over the weekend against Toledo, DePaul and No. 21 Georgia. Klingemann is now 2-1 in duals this season, starting at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions.
“I chose Ohio State because of the coaching staff,” Klingemann said. “There is a good mix of guys here (at Ohio State) and they are a team I wanted to join.”
Klingemann was a finalist at the 2003 Prince Cup in Miami, Fla. He reached the second round in the Under-18 division at the 2003 Orange Bowl and advanced to the second round at the 2003 Eddie Herr tournament in Bradenton. Klingemann won two USTA National Opens in 2003.
“I watched Chris (Klingemann) play a lot of matches,” Tucker said. “He competes just as well as anyone at the junior level. He plays with a lot of fight and determination.”
Klingemann, who was home schooled through a program offered by Texas Tech University, chose Ohio State over Southern California and Georgia Tech.