May 12, 2022

Buckeyes Face USC in NCAA Super Regional


#4 Ohio State vs. #13 USC
              May 14, 2022
Time:               12 p.m.
Auer Tennis Complex – Columbus, Ohio
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The fourth seed Ohio State men’s tennis team faces No. 13 seed USC in the super regional round of the NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes advanced to the super regional round after two dominant 4-0 sweeps in their first and second round matches vs. Youngstown State and Columbia. Ohio State holds a 60-21 overall record in the NCAA Championship. This is the program’s 22nd appearance.

  • Ohio State enters this weekend with a 26-3 record on the season.
  • The Buckeyes are 6-7 vs. USC all-time and 6-4 against the Trojans under Head Coach Ty Tucker.
  • This is the fourth meeting all-time in the NCAA Tournament between the two programs. USC won in the 2009 championship match and in the 2010 quarterfinals while the Buckeyes won in the 2013 quarterfinals.
  • Ohio State is on a three-match win streak vs. USC.
  • The most recent match against the Trojans came in the 2020 season one week after the Buckeye’s upset win vs. No. 1 Texas with No. 2 Ohio State upsetting No. 1 USC for its second upset of the top team in a week span.
  • USC is 24-5 on the season and 5-2 in away matches.
  • The Buckeyes are 1-0 in the super regional round with their 4-1 win vs. Columbia in the 2019 season.
  • 13 of the 16 seeds in this year’s tournament have advanced to the super regional round.
  • The winner of Saturday’s match will play the winner of the match between No. 5 Michigan and No. 12 Texas. That match is being played at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Ann Arbor.
  • Five Buckeyes are ranked in the ITA singles rankings – No. 9 Cannon Kingsley, No. 13 Matej Vocel, No. 19 JJ Tracy, No. 46 James Trotter, No. 120 Robert Cash, and No. 122 Jake Van Emburgh.
  • In doubles, Ohio State holds No. 2 ranked position with Matej Vocel/Robert Cash and No. 17 with Justin Boulais/James Trotter.
  • Four Trojans are ranked in the ITA singles rankings – No. 7 Stefan Dostanic, No. 56 Peter Makk, No. 105 Bradley Frye, and No. 121 Lodewijk Weststrate.
  • USC holds the No. 7 position with Bradley Frye/Stefan Dostanic and No. 76 with Lodewijk Weststrate/Peter Makk in the ITA doubles rankings.
  • Vocel and Cash lead the team in doubles wins with a 32-4 record on the year.
  • JJ Tracy leads the team in singles wins with his 33-4 record.
  • Matej Vocel leads the team in combined wins and is a combined 61-9 this season.