March 18, 2023

Buckeyes and Wolverines Set to Meet Sunday


#4 Ohio State vs. #5 Michigan
              March 19, 2023
Time:               2 p.m.
Ty Tucker Tennis Center – Columbus, Ohio
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Ohio State | Michigan
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State returns home from a productive week in Florida and is set to host No. 5 Michigan on Sunday afternoon. This will be the first of two regular season meetings this season and Sunday’s match will be a non-conference match.

The Ohio State women’s team will also be in action on Sunday, hosting Minnesota at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

  • This will be the 119th all-time meeting between Ohio State and Michigan on the tennis court. The Wolverines lead the series 70-43-3 but Ohio State is 31-5 since Ty Tucker took over in 2000.
  • The teams met four times last season. They split the regular season meetings, with each winning on their home court. Michigan then won in the championship match of the Big Ten Tournament and Ohio State won in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in Champaign.
  • Ohio State is 16-2 on the season and is coming off its second 4-0 sweep of UCF on Wednesday in Orlando. The Buckeyes also swept the Knights 4-0 in Columbus in the opening match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Jan. 28.
  • This will be Ohio State’s eighth match this season against a Top 10 ranked team. They are 7-2 in the previous nine matches. This will also be the second match in less than two weeks that will feature a No. 4 vs. No. 5 matchup.
  • Six Buckeyes are ranked in the latest ITA singles rankings. JJ Tracy leads the way at No. 20, followed by James Trotter at No. 26, Cannon Kingsley at No. 39, Alexander Bernard at No. 52, Justin Boulais at No. 58 and Robert Cash at No. 116.
  • Tracy and Andrew Lutschaunig are No. 2 in the country in the doubles rankings while Lutschaunig and Trotter are up to a season-high No. 7.
  • James Trotter is still undefeated in singles matches this season, holding a 15-0 mark. He has three wins over ranked opponents and all 15 of his wins have come in straight sets.
  • Robert Cash is 13-1 in singles and 14-2 in doubles. He recently went over 100 career doubles victories and has 154 career combined victories.
  • Michigan is 13-1 on the season with its lone loss coming against Texas in the semifinals of the ITA Indoor Team National Championships last month. The Wolverines haven’t played at home since beating No. 6 USC 4-1 on Feb. 13. They won at Washington on Feb. 26 and then had a couple of doubles teams compete at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship in La Jolla, Calif. At the beginning of the month.