February 11, 2022

Buckeyes Roll Again, Sweep No. 10 Kentucky


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 1 Ohio State men’s tennis team maintained their undefeated record at 8-0 with a 4-0 victory over No. 10 Kentucky at the Ty Tucker Tennis Center. The Buckeyes are 3-0 against Top 10 teams on the season and face another top ranked opponent in No. 6 Wake Forest on Sunday.

This is Ohio State’s third 4-0 sweep of a Top 10 team in a span of one week and their seventh sweep on the season.

The Buckeyes (8-0) are yet to drop a doubles point on the year and came out with a sweep to clinch the first point of the day. The No. 1 ranked doubles team Matej Vocel and Robert Cash finished first on court one with a quick 6-3 victory. The duo of Cannon Kingsley and JJ Tracy finished next on court three with a tough fought 6-3 win over the 57th ranked doubles team in the country to seal the doubles point.

Singles matches were a battle that still ended in a clean sweep with JJ Tracy finishing first on court three after a decisive 6-1, 6-3 win. Cannon Kingsley followed on court one with a tough fought 6-2, 6-4 straight sets win to boost the Buckeye lead to 3-0. On court six, Robert Cash sealed the Buckeye victory with his 6-1, 6-4 straight sets win. Though unfinished, Jake Van Emburgh held strong against the No. 5 ranked singles player in the country, Gabriel Diallo, and was leading 7-6 (5), 2-2.

The Buckeyes are home on Sunday for another Top 10 showdown with No. 6 Wake Forest. The match begins at noon.

#1 Ohio State 4, #10 Kentucky 0

1. #16 Cannon Kingsley (OSU) def. Millen Hurrion (UK) 6-2, 6-4
2. #6 Matej Vocel (OSU) vs. Liam Draxl (UK) 7-5, 3-4, unfinished
3. Jake Van Emburgh (OSU) vs. #5 Gabriel Diallo (UK) 7-6 (5), 2-2, unfinished
4. #11 JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Francois Musitelli (UK) 6-1, 6-3
5. #36 James Trotter (OSU) vs. JJ Mercer (UK) 4-6, 6-3, unfinished
6. Robert Cash (OSU) def. #37 Joshua Lapadat (UK) 6-1, 6-4

1. #1 Robert Cash/Matej Vocel (OSU) def. Millen Hurrion/Liam Draxl (UK) 6-3
2. #2 Justin Boulais/James Trotter (OSU) vs. Francois Musitelli/Yasha Zemel (UK) 4-5, unfinished
3. Cannon Kingsley/JJ Tracy (OSU) def. #57 Joshua Lapadat/JJ Mercer (UK) 6-3

Match Notes:
Ohio State 8-0; National ranking #1
Kentucky 7-1; National ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (4,1,6)
T-2:01    A-553