April 19, 2018

Buckeyes Going for 13th Straight B1G Title at Indiana, Purdue



  • The No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes have their last two matches of the regular season this weekend.
  • Both are away conference matches in Indiana.
  • The Buckeyes will first travel to Bloomington to take on the Indiana Hoosiers tomorrow at 3 p.m.
  • The Buckeyes will then conclude their regular season Sunday at Noon in West Lafayette against the Purdue Boilermakers.
  • If the Buckeyes win at least one match this weekend, they will become the sixth Big Ten program of all time in any sport to win 13 straight Big Ten titles.




  • The Ohio State Buckeyes are currently 24-2 on the season.
  • The Buckeyes are undefeated in the Big Ten conference at 9-0, and undefeated at home at 15-0.
  • The Buckeyes have an impressive resume of wins, with victories against four top-10 teams, six other top-25 teams, and 13 total nationally ranked opponents.
  • Both of Ohio State’s losses were away matches, where they hold a 9-2 record. These losses were to No. 2 UCLA and No. 19 Georgia.
  • The Buckeyes have a total point record of 118-29. This comes from a singles record of 98-25, and a doubles point record of 20-4.
  • The Buckeyes are 20-0 on the year when taking the doubles point.
  • The Buckeyes are on a 12-game win streak, and have only dropped 11 total points during this run.
  • This includes last weekend’s sweeps over No. 6 Illinois and Northwestern which propelled the Buckeyes over all other Big Ten teams as sole leader of the conference.
  • After the match against Northwestern, seniors Mikael Torpegaard, Matt Mendez and Riley Reist were honored for their contributions to the Buckeyes throughout their careers.
  • The Buckeyes can clinch a share of the title with a win this weekend against Indiana, and claim the outright title by winning both matches this weekend.
  • If the Buckeyes win the Big Ten title, it will be the 13th straight season which they have done so.
  • This will be the sixth B1G program in any sport to win 13 straight conference titles.
  • The Buckeyes are currently ranked No. 3 as a team. They have five ranked singles players and two ranked doubles players.
  • Mikael Torpegaard leads the way for the Scarlet and Gray with a 23-5 record on the season at mainly the No. 1 spot. He is ranked No. 4 in the nation.
  • Torpegaard won his 4th Big Ten Athlete of the Week award this past week, which also makes it the 11th of his career.
  • Torpegaard is currently on a five-match streak of wins. This includes a win over No. 15 Aleks Vukic to clinch a Buckeye sweep vs. No. 6 Illinois.
  • JJ Wolf jumped up to No. 36 in the rankings. He is also on a five-match win streak, and 15-4 in dual match play this season.
  • John McNally also earned his 15th dual match win and 5th straight last week, and is 15-2 on the season. As a freshman, he is ranked No. 104 in the nation, and has won 12 of his last 13 matches.
  • Martin Joyce is currently ranked No. 99 in the nation. He leads the Buckeyes with 25 wins on the season, as well as a 12-match win streak. He hasn’t lost a match since February.
  • Kyle Seelig is currently ranked No. 82 in the country. He holds the second most singles victories on the Buckeye’s squad with 24.
  • Tim Seibert rounds out the Buckeye’s singles lineup. As a freshman, he has gone 10-3 for the Buckeyes at the 3 and 4 positions, and has won his last five straight.
  • The Buckeyes also have two ranked doubles pairs, both of which Torpegaard is a member. Him and Joyce are No. 28 and 8-3 on the year.
  • Torpegaard and McNally are 8-0 on the year, giving them the No. 78 spot.
  • Matt Mendez and Hunter Tubert lead doubles teams in wins with 21 on the season. They are 15-2 in dual match play and have won their last seven.
  • Joyce and Wolf round out the doubles lineup, going 4-2 at the No. 1 spot.
  • Head coach Ty Tucker now has 18 straight seasons with at least 20 wins.


  • The Indiana Hoosiers are No. 46 in the nation, and 13-10 in dual match play.
  • The Hoosiers are 5-3 in the conference. They lost to Michigan, Illinois and Northwestern, all teams which the Buckeyes have previously defeated.
  • The Hoosiers most successful weekend was their two wins against ranked teams: fellow B1G schools No. 31 Minnesota and No. 46 Wisconsin. This was two weekends ago, and they have not lost since, currently on a four-match win streak.
  • The Hoosiers top singles player is their one ranked player: No. 121 Raheel Manji.
  • Zac Brodney has the most dual match singles wins with 15. He is 21-9 on the year, and won Big Ten Athlete of the Week last week, going 4-0 in singles and doubles to help Indiana get their two ranked wins on the year.
  • Brodney and Manji are also the two top doubles players for the team, going 11-4 and 13-5 in doubles respectively.



  • The Buckeyes are 48-41 all-time vs. Indiana.
  • Ty Tucker is 18-2 against the Hoosiers.
  • Both losses were in his first coaching season in 2000.
  • Ohio State has not dropped a point to Indiana since the 2014 season. They have swept Indiana in the past three faceoffs.
  • Last year, the No. 2 Buckeyes swept the No. 45 Hoosiers 7-0 on Friday, April 7.



  • The Purdue Boilermakers are 10-14 on the year, and 2-7 in conference play.
  • The Boilermakers have much more success at home, where they are 8-5, compared to matches where they travel, going 2-9.
  • Purdue has one ranked win against No. 46 Wisconsin. They have earned seven points combined in their five other matches against nationally ranked teams, all losses.
  • Last weekend, Purdue split their two matches of the weekend, beating Nebraska 5-2 before losing to Iowa in a close bout 4-3.



  • The Buckeyes lead the Boilermakers in the all-time record 72-19.
  • The last time Ohio State fell to Purdue was in 1999, John Daly’s final season as head coach.
  • Ty Tucker has since never lost to Purdue, going a perfect 19-0 against them.
  • A 5-2 Ohio State victory in Columbus in 2003 was the start of the Buckeyes’ historic run of 200 straight home victories.
  • Last season, the Scarlet and Gray dispatched of the Boilermakers 6-1 on Sunday, April 9.