December 4, 2019

Buckeyes Well Represented in the Final ITA Fall Rankings


COLUMBUS, Ohio.  Capping off a dominant Fall season, Ty Tucker and the Buckeyes land four players in the top 40 of the ITA Division 1 Men’s singles rankings and the No. 2 team in the doubles rankings.

Freshman standout Cannon Kingsley made an immediate impact after arriving at Ohio State. Ranking 16th nationally, the first-year Buckeye seized a consolation bracket title at the ITA All-American Championship. Kingsley added another impressive showing to his resume later at the ITA Fall Championships before falling in the round of 16 to post a 7-2 overall record for the fall, with a 7-1 record against ranked opponents.

Junior John McNally landed at 24th nationally following a triumphant run in the fall season. McNally highlighted his fall campaign by capturing both the singles and doubles championship at the ITA Midwest Regional alongside teammate Robert Cash. Aside from his 9-2 overall record, he and Robert Cash posted a dominant 13-2 mark as a tandem, with one of the losses coming in the final round of the ITA Fall Championships. McNally and Cash finished the fall as the No. 2 ranked doubles team in the country.

Redshirt senior Kyle Seelig is ranked 28th nationally following two solid performances at both ITA tournaments. Seelig fell to teammate John McNally in the final round of the singles draw at the ITA Midwest Regional. By virtue of that run, he clinched a ticket to his first ITA Fall Championship. At the season’s final event, battled diligently into the semifinal round of the consolation bracket before falling in a hard-fought three-set match. He finished the fall with an 8-5 record totaling three wins over ranked opponents.

James Trotter began the fall unranked but after compiling an 8-2 record and winning both the singles and doubles titles at the Big Ten Individual Championships, he jumps all the way up to No. 40. This the first time he has cracked the top-100 in the collegiate rankings. He and partner Andrew Lutschaunig rolled through the competition in the Big Ten doubles championship, completing the second tournament sweep of the fall for the Buckeyes.