February 16, 2020

Buckeyes Fall to No. 5 UNC at ITA Indoors


MADISON, Wis. – Ohio State’s win streak ended Sunday a as they fell to the Tar Heels in the semifinal round of the ITA Indoor Championship 

In doubles, No. 1 John McNally and Robert Cash lost 2-6 on court one to William Blumberg and Brian Cernoch. James Trotter and Justin Boulais lost 4-6 on court two to Simon Soendergaard and Mac Kiger, giving UNC the doubles point.  

In singles, Justin Boulais fell 2-6,2-6 to Rinki Hijitaka to extend the Tar Heels match lead to 2-0. Robert Cash dropped two sets 1-6, 2-6 to Simon Soendergaard and James Trotter fell 4-6, 5-7 to Brian Cernoch for the match point.  

The Buckeyes resume play on Feb. 22 in South Bend, Ind. to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. 

#2 Ohio State 0, #5 North Carolina 4   


  1. #19 John McNally (OSU) vs. William Blumberg (UNC)2-6, 6-1, 2-1unfinished 
  2. #22 Cannon Kingsley (OSU) vs. #60 Ben Sigouin (UNC)4-6, 6-1, 2-0unfinished
  3. Justin Boulais (OSU) vs. Rinky Hijikata (UNC) 2-6, 2-6
  4. #31 Kyle Seelig (OSU) vs. #80 Josh Peck (UNC) 6-2, 5-4, unfinished  
  5. #70 James Trotter (OSU) vs. Brian Cernoch(UNC)4-6, 5-7 
  6. Robert Cash (OSU) vs. Simon Soendergaard (UNC)1-6, 2-6



  1. #1 John McNally/ Robert Cash (OSU)vs.William Blumberg/ Brian Cernoch (UNC) 2-6 
  2. James Trotter/ Justin Boulais/ (OSU)vs. Simon Soendergaard/Mac Kiger (UNC) 4-6
  3. Kyle Seelig/ Cannon Kingsley (OSU) vs. Benjamin Sigouin/ Rinky Hijikata (UNC) 4-5, unfinished 


Match Notes: 

Overall record: #2 Ohio State 121, # 5 North Carolina 10-0 

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