January 19, 2023

Buckeyes Roll Past Cleveland State and Toledo, Start Season 4-0


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 2 Ohio State showed its might again, sweeping in-state competitors Cleveland State and Toledo on Thursday at the Ty Tucker Tennis Center. The Buckeyes are now 4-0 on the young season.

A combination of Buckeyes including Justin Boulais, James Trotter, and JJ Tracy had successful days going 3-0. Ohio State managed to utilize six different variations of doubles teams and successfully captured the doubles point in each match with ease.

Youth on the Buckeyes roster continued to shine as freshman Alexander Bernard and redshirt-freshman Jack Anthrop and Reece Yakubov came away with wins. For Yakubov, it was his first collegiate dual match victory.

Cleveland State Match


  • Ohio State’s Trotter and Boulais only surrendered one point as they raced past Cleveland State’s Carl Gedlitschka and JuandeDios Abboud to start the day.
  • The Buckeyes second-ranked duo in the country of Tracy and Andrew Lutschaunig handled their business against the Vikings pair of Kade Mindry and Raul Teichmann on court one with a 6-2 victory.


  • Anthrop could not be slowed down, easily taking down Cleveland State’s Carl Gedlitschka in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.
  • Fifth-ranked Tracy and 90th-ranked Alexander Bernard never faltered for the Buckeyes, only giving up two points each on their way to victories over Kade Mindry and Raul Teichmann, respectively.
  • Back-to-back Buckeye wins by Robert Cash and Yakubov on courts five and six excited the crowd at the Ty Tucker Tennis Center. Yakubov earned his first victory as a Buckeye.


Toledo Match


  • The Buckeye pair of Kingsley and Tracy made quick work of Toledo’s Luis Kleinschnitz and Vlad Meluta, winning 6-0 on court three.
  • Ohio State’s Boulais and Cash teamed up to deliver a shutout 6-0 victory the Rocket’s Marko Galic and Adam Kovac on court two.


  • Lutschaunig impressed on court six with a confident win (6-1, 6-1) over Toledo’s Meluta.
  • Buckeyes Boulais and Trotter battled against the Rocket’s Krzysztof Wetoszka and Kovac on courts two and three to come away with two victories. Boulais over Wetoszka 6-3, 6-1, followed by Trotter over Kovac 6-2, 6-4.


Up Next

  • The Buckeyes will take on the fighting Ilini of Illinois on Sunday, January 22nd at the Ty Tucker Tennis Center in Columbus. Ohio State students in attendance can enter to win a PlayStation 5, Apple AirPods Pro, or one of two $100 gift cards to Chipotle or Ugg.


#2 Ohio State 7, Cleveland State 0

1. JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Kade Mindry (CSU) 6-2, 6-0
2. James Trotter (OSU) def. Maxime Mareschal-Hay (CSU), 6-4, 6-3
3. Alexander Bernard (OSU) def. Raul Teichmann (CSU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Jack Anthrop (OSU) def. Carl Gedlitschka (CSU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Robert Cash (OSU) def. JuandeDios Abboud (CSU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Reece Yakubov (OSU) def. Cole Chappell (CSU) 6-2, 6-1

1. JJ Tracy/Andrew Lutschaunig (OSU) def. Kade Mindry/Raul Teichmann (CSU) 6-2
2. James Trotter/Justin Boulais (OSU) def. Carl Gedlitschka/JuandeDios Abboud (CSU) 6-1
3. Robert Cash/Cannon Kingsley (OSU) vs. Maxime Mareschal-Hay/Austin Staiger (CSU), 5-2, unfinished

Match Notes:
Ohio State 3-0; National ranking #2
Cleveland State 0-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (4,3,5,6,1,2)
Time: 1:48 Attendance: 160


#2 Ohio State 4, Toledo 0

1. Cannon Kingsley (OSU) vs. Pawit Sornlaksup (TOL) 6-1, 4-4, unfinished
2. Justin Boulais (OSU) def. Krzysztof Wetoszka (TOL), 6-3, 6-1
3. James Trotter (OSU) def. Adam Kovac (TOL) 6-2, 6-4
4. Alexander Bernard (OSU) vs. Marko Galic (TOL) 6-2, 5-2, unfinished
5. Jack Anthrop (OSU) vs. Luis Kleinschnitz (TOL) 6-2, 5-2, unfinished
6. Andrew Lutschaunig (OSU) def. Vlad Meluta (TOL) 6-1, 6-1

1. Andrew Lutschaunig/James Trotter (OSU) vs. Pawit Sornlaksup/Krzysztof Wetoszka (TOL) 3-2, unfinished
2. Justin Boulais/Robert Cash (OSU) def. Marko Galic/Adam Kovac (TOL) 6-0
3. Cannon Kingsley/JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Luis Kleinschnitz/Vlad Meluta (TOL), 6-0

Match Notes:
Ohio State 4-0; National ranking #2
Toledo 1-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3, 2); Singles (6,2,3)
Time: 1:38  Attendance: 162