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Oct. 25, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s tennis team completed a successful weekend at the Rocket Indoor Invitational and the Penn Classic Sunday, as three Buckeyes captured individual or doubles titles.

Ohio State had individuals in four of the five finals at the Rocket Indoor, including both competitors in the Singles-B final, which featured OSU freshmen Vince Ng (Broadview Heights, Ohio) and Jon Scale (Acworth, Ga.). Ng took the hard-fought match 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to earn the title. Matt Wooster (So., Huron, Ohio) and Derek DeFalco (Jr, Maumee, Ohio) also reached the finals in their respective divisions, but both dropped close three-set matches. The doubles team of DeFalco and Paul Mazak (So., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) finished as the runner-up in the Doubles-B section.

Chris Porter (Jr., Canton, Ohio), ranked 60th in the preseason ITA rankings, teamed with Andrew Carlson (Jr., Gambrills, Md.) to win the doubles title at the Penn Classic. The duo topped Northwestern’s Joost Hol and Brad Erickson, 8-5, in the final. Porter, the tournament’s top seed, also reached the semifinals of the singles competition before falling to Hol.

Ohio State returns to action Nov. 5-8 at the ITA Region IV tournament in Madison, Wis.

ROCKET INDOOR Friday’s Results Singles-A Bates (Xavier) def. Metz (OSU), walkover DeFalco (OSU) def. Lomena (Toledo), 6-3, 6-2 N. Lopez-Acevedo (BG) def. Wellstein (OSU), walkover Singles-B Ng (OSU) def. Harrigan (EMU), 6-4, 6-2 Scale (OSU) def. Gernhofer (EMU), 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 Singles-C Mazak (OSU) def. Ashford (BG), 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 Wooster (OSU) def. Gardonyi (BG), 6-4, 6-1 Doubles-A Sitarski/Ardfelt (NIU) def. Scale/Wooster (OSU) Doubles-B Lipp/Kerschbaumer (Toledo) def. Metz/Ng, walkover Mazak/DeFalco (OSU) def. Bauer/Sturdevan (XU), 8-1

Saturday’s Results Singles-A DeFalco (OSU) def. Wild (BG), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5) Singles-B Ng (OSU) def. M. Lopez-Acevedo (BG), 6-2, 6-1 Scale (OSU) def. Lipp (Toledo), 6-4, 7-5 Scale (OSU) def. Rao (Toledo), 6-4, 6-2 Singles-C Mazak (OSU) def. Roman (EMU), 6-2, 6-4 Wooster (OSU) def. Weinstein (EMU), 6-2, 6-2 Kuresman (BG) def. Mazak (OSU), 7-6, 6-4 Doubles-A Weinstein/Comena (Toledo) def. Scale/Wooster (OSU), 9-8 (4) Doubles-B Mazak/DeFalco (OSU) def. M. Acedvedo/N. Acevedo (UT), 8-6

Sunday’s Results Singles-A Final Morales (Toledo) def. DeFalco (OSU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 Singles-B Final Ng (OSU) def. Scale (OSU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 Singles-C Final Kuresman (BG) def. Wooster (OSU), 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (0) Doubles-B Final Kossoff/Hiscox (BG) def. Mazak/DeFalco (OSU), 8-5

PENN CLASSIC Friday’s Results Singles Porter (OSU) def. Accardi (PSU), 6-1, 6-2 Porter (OSU) def. Sloves (Dartmouth), 6-3, 6-2 Carlson (OSU) def. Opici (Columbia), 6-4, 6-2 Hol (N’Western) def. Carlson (OSU), 6-2, 6-2 Doubles Carlson/Porter (OSU) def. Axler/Bennett (N’Western), 8-2

Saturday’s Results Singles Porter (OSU) def. Axler (N’Western), 6-2, 6-1 Hol (N’Western) def. Porter (OSU) def. 6-2, 6-4 Doubles Carlson/Porter (OSU) def. Barki/Pringle (Penn), 8-5 Carlson/Porter (OSU) def. Sobotka/Stejskal (Penn), 8-4

Sunday’s Result Doubles Final Carlson/Porter (OSU) def. Hol/Erickson (N’Western), 8-5