COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State rising-junior JJ Wolf has made the most of his appearances this summer in pro events. He has won five matches over Top-500 ranked players thus far.
He is coming off one of his best events last weekend in Lexington at the $75K Challenger. He advanced through qualifying with three wins including a win over world No. 371 Karue Sell in the third round. In the round of 32, he knocked-off world No. 315 Daniel Evans 6-0, 7-6(5) and was toe-to-toe with Yunseong Chung in the third set of their second round match before falling 7-5.
Wolf also picked-up a ranked win last month in Binghamton and two more in the opening two rounds of qualifying in Winnipeg in early July. His run in Winnipeg ultimately ended in the third round at the hands of fellow Buckeye Mikael Torpegaard.
Torpgaard has also had a solid start to his professional career. After defeating Wolf, he advanced to the quarterfinals in Winnipeg, made the round of 16 in Binghamton and the round of 32 in Lexington. In his pro debut, which came at the end of June at the Futures event in Tulsa, the Denmark, native made a run to the quarterfinals before bowing out.
Wolf and Torpegaard both had tremendous spring seasons for the Buckeyes. Wolf was a unanimous first team All-Big Ten selection with 12 of his 25 victories coming over ranked opponents. Torpegaard earned both singles and doubles All-America honors this season and was the Big Ten Athlete of the Year for the second time in his career.