COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five members of the top-seeded Ohio State men’s tennis team will represent the Buckeyes in next month’s NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships in Orlando.
JJ Wolf, John McNally and Kyle Seelig will all compete in the singles championship while Martin Joyce and Hunter Tubert will team up in the doubles draw. Wolf is the No. 2 overall seed in the singles tournament and by virtue of that seed, he earns the first All-America honor of his career. Joyce will be looking to continue his success from last year’s doubles tournament as he earned All-America honors by finishing runner up. For McNally, Seelig and Tubert, this will be there first singles and doubles appearance.
Both tournaments will begin following the conclusion of the team championship which runs May 16-19 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. The singles tournament will begin on Monday, May 20 with the doubles starting on May 21.
Wolf has simply been tremendous this season. He started the year with a win at the ITA All-American Championship and then won the ATP Columbus Challenger in January. In the team portion of the season, he was gone 30-1 at the No. 1 singles position with 21 wins over ranked opponents. The Cincinnati, Ohio native has been ranked in the top spot of the singles rankings for the last 10 weeks.
McNally joined Wolf this season as a unanimous first team All-Big Ten honoree. He holds a record of 25-6 including 17-3 at the No. 2 spot. He has been ranked in the top-30 since mid-February and has risen to a career-best 23 on three different occasions.
Seelig is riding a team-best 11-match win streak heading into this weekend’s NCAA Tournament. He is 24-7 overall this season which includes a perfect 10-0 mark at the No. 4 spot. The native of Hatfield, Pa., earned his first All-Big Ten honor this season as he garnered first team accolades.
Joyce and Tubert have combined for a 13-4 doubles record this year and are currently ranked No. 13 in the ITA Rankings. The two had a great fall, advancing through qualifying at the All-American Championship and making a run to the championship match at the ITA Midwest Regional Championship. They also received an invitation to the ITA Fall National Championships and on the strength of that performance, the vaulted into the top-10 of the doubles rankings early this spring. The duo rose to as high as No. 3 this spring and defeated the No. 5-ranked team of Harrison Scott and Christian Sigsgaard of Texas on March 14.
Joyce advanced all the way to the final match of the NCAA Doubles Championship last season with Mikael Torpegaard before finishing runner-up.