MTEN: Wolf and Torpegaard Win Twice at Tulsa Futures
Wolf claims two wins and Torpegaard wins twice in his pro debut
TULSA, Okla. – Ohio State rising-junior JJ Wolf and recent graduate Mikael Torpegaard each claimed a pair of victories this week at the ITF Tulsa Futures event.
Wolf opened the tournament with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over the No. 4 seed Colin Altamirano who had been playing his best tennis and was ranked No. 488 in the world. He then downed UCLA’s Evan Zhu 6-2, 6-4 in the second round. Wolf beat Zhu in the finals of the Futures event in Harlingen, Texas last fall for his first professional title. In the quarterfinals, Wolf fell to Martin Redlicki, who was the No. 1 ranked collegiate singles player this season, in a competitive quarterfinal match 7-5, 7-6(6).
For Torpegaard, he made his professional debut this week and acquitted himself nicely. He opened with a 7-6(0), 6-4 victory over No. 3 seed and world No. 385 Karue Sell. He raced to a 5-0 lead on Michael Redlicki in the second round before Redlicki was forced to retire. Torpegaard’s run would also end in the quarterfinals as he dropped a 7-5, 6-1 decision to Sam Riffice.
Wolf and Torpegaard also played together in the doubles draw but they lost in the opening round. Both players were unanimous first team All-Big Ten honorees this past season. Wolf was 25-9 in singles action and 16-10 in doubles while being ranked in the top 50 of the singles rankings all season. Torpegaard was in the top-5 all year and earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles.