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Nov. 6, 2016

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Buckeye redshirt-freshman Kyle Seelig finished runner-up at the Big Ten Singles Championships on Monday in Madison, Wisc., as he fell in the final match to Northwestern’s Dominik Stary 6-2, 7-5.

Seelig, who was seeing his first collegiate action this fall, had a good first two months. He posted a 6-2 record and advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Midwest Regional Championship in addition to his run to the finals this weekend in Madison.

Mikael Torpegaard also had a solid fall as he started it with a tournament title at the ATP Columbus Challenger. He then made a run to the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championships before winning a couple of matches at the ATP’s Las Vegas Challenger. This past weekend, he finished runner-up at the ITA/USTA Indoor National Championships in Flushing, N.Y.

The Buckeyes will start team competition after the turn of the year. They start the season at home on Tuesday, Jan. 24 with a pair of matches against Butler and Xavier.   

November 6, 2016

Redshirt-freshman Kyle Seelig won a pair of matches on Sunday and will play for the Big Ten Singles title on Monday. Seelig faces Northwestern’s Dominik Stary in the championship match at 8:30 a.m.

Seelig blew by hometown favorite Josef Dodridge in his quarterfinal match Sunday morning 6-1, 6-2 and then had similar success in the semis against Northwestern’s Jason Seidman 6-1, 6-3. The Hatfield, Pa., native is now 6-1 on the season.

Matt Mendez was also playing in the quarterfinals on Sunday but fell to Stary 6-3, 6-3. In the morning, Mendez teamed with Hunter Tubert to win the doubles title, claiming a 6-3 victory over hosts and No. 2 seeds Josef Dodridge and Chema Carranza.

In consolation action, Alex Kobelt defeated Iowa’s Kareem Allaf 6-3, 6-3 and Riley Reist knocked-off Alexander Kim of Michigan State 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 10-3 for his second-straight three-set win.

Junior Mikael Torpegaard’s run at the ITA/USTA Indoor Singles Championship came to an end in the finals on Sunday as he fell to Arkansas’ Michael Redlicki 6-4, 6-3. Torpegaard has had a great fall as he started it with a tournament title at the ATP Columbus Challenger. He then made a run to the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championships before winning a couple of matches at the ATP’s Las Vegas Challenger.