September 17, 2019

Five Buckeyes Ranked in Preseason ITA Rankings

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior John McNally leads a group of five Buckeyes ranked in the ITA Preseason Rankings which were released on Tuesday.

McNally is ranked No. 11 in the singles rankings, which is the highest ranking of his career. The Cincinnati native is coming off a season in which he went 26-8 in singles and a remarkable 24-3 in doubles. His ranking of No. 11 continues the Buckeyes’ run of having at least one player ranked in the top-20 of the singles rankings since the start of 2016.

Senior Kyle Seelig will open the season ranked No. 27 in the singles rankings. He climbed to as high as No. 12 last season, which marked his career-high, and finished the year ranked No. 51. Seelig made his first NCAA singles appearance last season and came up one win shy of earning All-America honors. The Hatfield, Pa., native was 27-8 last year including 10-0 at the No. 4 spot.

Seelig also spent all of last season ranked in doubles rankings and he’ll start this year ranked No. 53 with partner Cannon Kingsley. The duo of James Trotter and Justin Boulais is also ranked No. 53 in the preseason doubles rankings.

Coming off a good run at the US Open Junior Championships, Kingsley is ranked No. 4 in the Preseason Top Freshmen/Newcomers rankings. Kingsley was ranked No. 1 in the 2019 class according to Tennis Recruiting Network and topped out this summer at No. 10 in the ITF World Junior Rankings.

The Buckeyes will open the collegiate season later this month at the ITA All-American Championship in Tulsa. Okla. McNally, Seelig and Kingsley have all earned a spot in the main singles draw.

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