COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a 2021 season that was confined to mostly Big Ten Conference opponents, the Ohio State men’s tennis team will return to having one of the toughest schedules in the country in 2021-22.
It starts right away this fall as the Buckeyes will head to Georgia for the Georgia Invite on Sept. 24-26. The singles and doubles matches between the Buckeyes and Bulldogs will serve as a nice warmup for the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa in early October. Ohio State has had success at the event in recent years with JJ Wolf winning the singles title in 2018 and Alex Kobelt and Kyle Seelig making the finals of the doubles draw in the same year. Mikael Torpegaard also won the consolation single bracket in 2015.
This year’s Midwest Regional Championship will be hosted by Michigan State on Oct. 21-25. The last time the tournament was held in 2019, John McNally won the singles title and then he teamed with then freshman Robert Cash to win the doubles title.
The Spartans will also host the Big Ten Fall Individual Singles and Doubles Championships on Nov. 4-7. James Trotter has found success as this event as he teamed with Alex Kobelt to win the doubles title in 2018 and then teamed with Andrew Lutschaunig to win the title in 2019. Also in 2019, he rolled through the single bracket to take that crown as well.
The fall will culminate with the Oracle Fall Championships in San Diego, Calif, in early November. Cash and McNally reached the doubles finals of that event in 2019, the last time doubles were contested in that event.
There will also be two professional events held on campus this fall. The Columbus Challenger will be contested Sept. 20-26 and then the Columbus F25K will be played inside the Ty Tucker Tennis Center on Nov. 15-21.
The complete spring schedule will come out at a later date.