COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State freshman Cannon Kingsley was named a singles All-American on Tuesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Kingsley is just the fourth Buckeye freshman to earn All-America honors in his first season, joining teammate Robert Cash, Dino Marcan (2010) and Blaz Rola (2011).
Kingsley made an immediate impact, winning the consolation bracket at the ITA All-American Championship in his first collegiate event. He won five matches in the run, all over ranked opponents. At the ITA Fall Championship, he advanced to the round of 16 and then was the only freshman invited to the USTA Winter Wild Card Playoff.
During the team portion of the season, Kingsley had an impressive 22-1 combined record, going 12-1 in singles matches and a perfect 10-0 in doubles matches. He avenged one of his losses from the fall by beating then No. 1 Daniel Cukierman 6-4, 6-2 in the Buckeye’s win over No. 1 Southern Cal. At the end of the shortened season, he went on the road and defeated No. 7 Alexandre Rotsaert of Stanford 7-5, 6-4. For the year, Kingsley had nine wins over ranked singles opponents including those two over top-10 players.
He spent the entire season ranked in the top-25 and finished the year ranked No. 14.