May 2, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – While the current Buckeyes rolled through the Big Ten Tournament en route to a 12th title over the weekend, a pair of former Buckeyes also picked up wins on the professional circuit. Dino Marcan and Blaz Rola each won Challenger Tour events and moved up the ATP rankings.
— Dino Marcan (@DinoMarcan) April 30, 2017
Marcan, who was 34-6 in doubles in 2010 for the Buckeyes, won the doubles title at the Kunming Challenger in Anning, China for his second doubles victory this season. That win vaulted him into the top-100 in the ATP rankings at No. 87, which is a career-high. For the year, he has made four Challenger Tour finals and has a pair of victories as he also won the title at the Hungarian Challenger Open in February.
Rola jumped up 73 spots into the top 200 in the ATP singles rankings after winning the Tallahassee Challenger this past weekend. He won eight matches over the weekend, making his way through qualifying and then beating three top-200 ranked players on his way to the victory. The win was his first in almost two years to the day at the Santos Challenger in April of 2015.