COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s tennis had yet another tremendous fall so it’s no surprise to see Buckeyes all over the latest ITA Rankings. What is impressive however, is Ohio State boasts the top two doubles teams in the country in Matej Vocel and Robert Cash as well as James Trotter and Justin Boulais.
Vocel and Cash completed an undefeated fall by winning the ITA Doubles National Championship in San Diego. The Buckeye duo went 14-0 and had six wins over ranked opponents. They are the third Buckeye doubles team to win an ITA doubles national title. They also started the year by winning the doubles title at the ITA All-American Championship in September. Between the two of them, they combined to win 38 matches this fall.
Trotter and Boulais also opened the year strong, meeting Vocel and Cash in an all-Buckeye final at the All-American Championships in Tulsa. Together, they were 7-3 and at the ITA Fall Championships, they made a run to the finals of the consolation bracket before finishing runner-up.
Ohio State also has five ranked singles players. Vocel, who leads the way at No. 5, was 10-3 this fall with eight of those 10 wins coming against ranked opponents. He won the consolation singles title at the ITA All-American Championship in September, which included a win over then No. 8-ranked Luc Fumba of TCU. Vocel went a combined 13-1 in singles and doubles matches over the seven days in Tulsa. He capped the fall with a run to the semifinals of the ITA Fall Championships in San Diego.
JJ Tracy is ranked No. 14. He was a team-best 15-4 this fall and reached the quarterfinals of the both the ITA All-American Championships and the ITA Fall Championships. He registered three wins over ranked opponents.
Cannon Kingsley is the third Buckeye in the Top 25 as he is ranked No. 21. The Northport, N.Y., native played in just four collegiate matches this fall, going 3-1 with three ranked wins. He spent the majority of his fall competing in professional events where he reached the semi-finals in four different tournaments. He finished runner-up at the both the ITF M15 in Ithaca, N.Y. and the ITF M15 in Lubbock, Texas.
Trotter is ranked No. 42 while Cash comes in at No. 95. Trotter was 7-3 in singles matches this fall with three ranked wins. Cash was 8-2 in singles action and leads the team with 28 combined victories.