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Oct. 6, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Nelson Vick, a redshirt-sophomore on the Ohio State men’s tennis team, was victorious for the third consecutive day in the qualifying portion of the 2011 D’Novo/ITA All-American Championships at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.

With the win, Vick became one of 16 qualifiers who earned a chance to compete in the singles main draw Thursday. The Grafton, Wis., native will face Christopher Aumueller of Nebraska at 8 a.m. CT.

Devin McCarthy and Ille Van Engelen earned the chance to compete in the doubles main draw following an 8-4 win over East Tennessee State’s Jesus Bandres and Sander Gille. The Buckeye tandem is one of eight doubles teams to qualify. McCarthy and Van Engelen will face the top-seeded doubles team in the tournament when they meet Georgia Tech’s Kevin King and Juan Spir at 6:30 p.m. CT Thursday.

Connor Smith lost for the first time as a Buckeye with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 setback to Mousheg Hovhannisyan of Pepperdine in the final round of qualifying.

Other Buckeyes who already had pre-qualified for the singles main draw include Blaz Rola (No. 1 overall seed), Chase Buchanan (No. 4), Peter Kobelt and McCarthy.

Pre-qualifying in doubles for Ohio State were Buchanan and Rola (No. 3 overall), as well as Kobelt and Smith.

The full list of the singles and doubles main draws match-ups can be viewed here: http://www.tulsahurricane.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/093011aac.html