February 4, 2022

Buckeyes Take Down No. 1 Tennessee in Dominant Fashion


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 5 Ohio State men’s tennis team earned a resounding 4-0 victory over No. 1 Tennessee in front of a near capacity crowd inside the Ty Tucker Tennis Center Friday night.

This is Ohio State’s third straight win against No. 1 ranked teams with the streak dating back to the 2020 season.

The Buckeyes (6-0) came out hot against the top ranked Volunteers with a sweep of the doubles matches to clinch the first point of the day. The duo of Cannon Kingsley and JJ Tracy finished first on court three with a dominant 6-2 victory. The No. 1 ranked doubles team Matej Vocel and Robert Cash finished second with a convincing 6-3 win over No. 6 ranked duo Emile Hudd and Shunsuke Mitsui.

It was a battle in the singles matches where James Trotter finished first on court three with a quick 6-0, 6-1 win. Tracy followed on court four with a tough fought 7-6 (4), 6-3 win. On court two, Cannon Kingsley sealed the Buckeye upset over the No. 1 ranked Volunteers after his long 7-6 (4), 6-3 battle with No. 10 ranked Johannus Monday. No. 95 Cash nearly provided the final point as well as he was leading 7-6 (2), 5-2 and was serving up 40-15 over No. 51 Emile Hudd.

The Buckeyes are home on Sunday in another Top 10 showdown with No. 6 Virginia. The Cavaliers were the only team to win in the TTTC last year. The match begins at noon.

#5 Ohio State 4, #1 Tennessee 0

1. #5 Matej Vocel (OSU) vs. #39 Adam Walton (UT) 7-5, 1-6, 2-0, unfinished
2. #21 Cannon Kingsley (OSU) def. #10 Johannus Monday (UT) 7-6 (7), 7-5
3. #42 James Trotter (OSU) def. Martim Prata (UT) 6-0, 6-1
4. #14 JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Angel Diaz (UT) 7-6 (4), 6-3
5. #95 Robert Cash (OSU) vs. #51 Emile Hudd (UT) 7-6 (2), 5-2, unfinished
6. Justin Boulais (OSU) vs. #125 Shunsuke Mitsui (UT) 5-7, 6-6, unfinished

1. #2 Justin Boulais/James Trotter (OSU) vs. Adam Walton/Pat Harper (UT) 4-4, unfinished
2. #1 Robert Cash/Matej Vocel (OSU) def. Emile Hudd/Shunsuke Mitsui (UT) 6-3
3. Cannon Kingsley/JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Johannus Monday/Martim Prata (UT) 6-2

Match Notes:
Ohio State 6-0; National ranking #5
Tennessee 5-1; National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,4,2)
T-2:24    A-403