March 4, 2020

Buckeyes Drop to No. 13 Stanford in Palo Alto

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Palo Alto, Calif. The Buckeyes capped off their two-legged road trip against the No. 13 ranked Stanford Cardinals. After a late momentum shift from the Pac-12 opponent, the Buckeyes tallied their third loss on the season.  

In doubles, the Buckeyes seized a vital double point due to an early 6-1 victory from Kyle Seelig and Cannon Kingsley. No. 3 ranked John McNally and Robert Cash clinched the 1-0 lead after winning the set tiebreaker over No. 14 ranked Axel Geller and Neel Rajesh 7-6(2).  

No. 29 Kyle Seelig vaulted the Buckeyes to a 2-0 match lead by defeating No. 69 Sangeet Sridhar 6-4, 6-2. No. 13 John McNally fell to No.37 Axel Geller 5-7, 1-6 resulting in the first match point for Stanford. Cannon Kingsley posted another top-10 win on the season defeating No. 7 Alexandre Rotsaert giving the Buckeyes a 3-1 lead. The Cardinals then rallied on three consecutive courts (4,6,5) to erase a 3-1 deficit to win the match 4-3 

Ohio State returns to the OSU Varsity Tennis Center on Sunday Mar. 8 to host Penn State to open Big Ten conference play. 

 

#5 Ohio State 3, #13 Stanford 4   

Singles 

  1. #13 John McNally(OSU) vs. #37 Axel Geller (STAN) 7-5, 6-1 
  2. #14 Cannon Kingsley (OSU) def.#Alexandre Rotsaert(STAN) 7-5, 6-4
  3. # 29 Kyle Seelig (OSU) def. #69 Sangeet Sridhar (STAN) 6-4, 6-2 
  4. Justin Boulais (OSU) vs. Timothy Sah (STAN) 6-7, 3-6 
  5. #78 James Trotter (OSU) vs. Neel Rajesh (STAN) 2-6, 6-3, 3-6
  6. Robert Cash (OSU) vs. Filip Kolasinski (STAN) 4-6, 5-7

 

Doubles 

  1. #3 John McNally/ Robert Cash (OSU) def. #14 Axel Geller/Neel Rajesh (STAN), 7-6 (2)
  2. #65 James Trotter/ Justin Boulais/ (OSU) vs. Sangeet Sridhar/Timothy Sah(STAN)6-6 unfinished 
  3. Kyle Seelig/ Cannon Kingsley (OSU) def. Alexandre Rotsaert/ Filip Kolasinki (STAN) 6-1 

Match Notes: 

Overall record: #5 Ohio State 133, # 13 Stanford 8-5 

Order of finish:  Doubles (3,1) Singles (3,1,2,4,6,5)   

 

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