February 1, 2020

Buckeyes Down No. 1 Texas at the VTC



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COLUMBUS, Ohio The anticipation met the result as the Buckeyes defeated No.1 Texas in a premier matchup between two of the nation’s top programs. Buckeye Nation came to represent as the OSU Varsity Tennis Center reached capacity with a standing-room only crowd.  

In doubles, Kyle Seelig and Cannon Kingsley jumped out to an early 6-4 victory on court three over Longhorn tandem Chih Chi Huang and Cleeve Harper. On court one, No. 2 doubles team John McNally and Robert Cash extended their win streak over No. 5 Christian Sigsgaard and Yuya Ito to clinch the doubles for the Buckeyes. 

In singles, No.28 Kyle Seelig controlled the tempo with a dominant 6-0, 6-2 win over Siem Woldeab on court four. No. 2 ranked Yuya Ito outlasted No. 24 John McNally 6-3,6-3 to put the Longhorns on the board with their first match point. No. 40 James Trotter kept pace to push the match lead to 3-1 with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Cleeve Harper. Freshman Robert Cash would clinch the match point with 6-4,6-3 victory over Chih Chi Huang on court six. 

This win extends Ohio State’s home-match winning streak to 88 since their last loss at home to No.1 Oklahoma in 2015.  

#6 Ohio State 4, #1 Texas 1 


  1. #24 John McNally (OSU) vs.Yuya Ito(TEX) 3-63-6 
  2. #16 Cannon Kingsley(OSU) vs. Christian Sigsgaard (TEX) 3-6, 6-4, 0-1 
  3. Justin Boulais (OSU) vs. Eliot Spizzirri(TEX) 4-6, 5-5
  4. #28 Kyle Seelig (OSU) vs.Siem Woldeab (TEX) 6-0, 6-2 
  5. #40 James Trotter(OSU) vs. Cleeve Harper (TEX) 6-4, 6-3 
  6. Robert Cash (OSU) vs. Chih Chi Huang (TEX)6-4, 6-3 


  1. #2 John McNally/ Robert Cash (OSU)def. Christian Sigsgaard/ Yuya Ito (TEX) 6-4 
  2. James Trotter/ Justin Boulais/ (OSU)vs. Eliot Spizzirri/ Jacob Bullard (TEX) 5-5 
  3. Kyle Seelig/ Cannon Kingsley(OSU) def. Chih Chi Huang/ Cleeve Harper (TEX)6-4 

 Match Notes: 

Overall record: #1 Texas 4-1, #6 Ohio State 8-0 
Order of finish:  Doubles (3,1) Singles (4,1,5,6) 
Official: Mark Anderson T- 2:06  A- 532 



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