May 15, 2021

Buckeyes Set to Face TCU in Orlando


Ohio State vs. TCU
May 17, 2021
1 p.m.
Where:     USTA National Campus – Orlando, Fla.
Video:      TennisONE
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Bracket:   Full Bracket

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – After opening the NCAA Tournament on the road, the Ohio State men’s tennis team is back in familiar territory, the NCAA Tournament final site. The Buckeyes have advanced to the round of 16 for the 15th consecutive season and the 17th time overall. They will take on TCU this Monday at 1 p.m. in Orlando, Fla.

  • Ohio State comes into the week at 22-3 on the year and is coming off a great 4-1 win at No. 9 Wake Forest on May 8.
  • This is the 21st time overall the Buckeyes have been selected for the NCAA Championship with every appearance coming under the direction of head coach Ty Tucker.
  • The Buckeyes have an overall record of 58-20 with a pair of runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2018.
  • Ohio State is making its 17th appearance in the NCAA Round of 16 and will be looking to advance to the quarterfinals for the 15th
  • The Buckeyes and Horned Frogs are meeting for the second time in the NCAA Tournament. Ohio State won an epic 4-3 dual in the 2017 quarterfinals in Athens, Ga. Playing in 90 degree temperatures, the teams grinded their way to 3-3 before Hugo Di Feo provided the clinching point to send the Buckeyes to the semifinals.
  • TCU, the No. 7 seed in the tournament, hosted opening round matches and defeated Arkansas 4-0 and Arizona State 4-1. The Horned Frogs are 18-7 overall on the season.
  • The Buckeyes opened the NCAA Tournament on the road for the first time since 2005. They beat VCU 4-1 in the opening round in Winston-Salem, N.C., and then dominated host Wake Forest 4-1 in the second round. JJ Tracy and James Trotter won both of their singles matches while Robert Cash and John McNally led the way in doubles with a pair of victories.
  • Five Buckeyes earned All-Big Ten honors this season as Cannon Kinglsey, John McNally and Kyle Seelig were named to the first team while James Trotter and JJ Tracy earned second team accolades.
  • Kinglsey and McNally were selected to compete in the NCAA Singles Championship later this month.
  • Kingsley was the coaches’ unanimous selection for Big Ten Player of the Year. He has been remarkable this year with a perfect singles record of 27-0. He has nine wins over ranked opponents.
  • McNally is right there with Kingsley at 22-5 on the year. He has seven wins vs. ranked foes and is also 19-5 in doubles matches.
  • Tracy became the 10th Buckeye to be named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He is 26-3 on the season and had a 24-match win streak that spanned nearly four months this season.