COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior John McNally is ranked No. 7 in the latest Oracle ITA Singles rankings. He leads a group of four Buckeyes in the singles rankings. As a team, the Buckeyes remain at No. 2 after a 13-1 start to the season.
For McNally, this is the highest ranking of his collegiate career. He has eight wins over nationally ranked opponents and is 18-4 on the year. He is also 22-4 in doubles and is ranked, alongside freshman Robert Cash, as the No. 3 team in the country. The two spent the last two weeks at No. 1 in the country and are 21-4 together this season.
Freshman Cannon Kingsley jumps from No. 22 to No. 12 in this week’s rankings. He is 17-2 on the season and is undefeated in team dual matches. His last loss was a three-set loss to USC’s Daniel Cukierman in November at the ITA Fall Championships. He avenged that loss on Feb. 9, defeating No. 1 Cukierman 6-4, 6-2. The Northport, N.Y. native is a combined 25-3 this year between singles and doubles.
Redshirt-senior Kyle Seelig is ranked No. 33. He has played so well this year in the middle of the Buckeyes’ lineup. The Hatfield, Pa., native has a record of 17-6 and just one loss this spring. He and Kingsley have teamed at No. 3 doubles and has yet to lose this spring as they are 5-0.
Jim “Big Game” Trotter checks in this week at No. 70. The sophomore is 16-2 on the season and provided the clinching point in the win over No. 1 Southern Cal and No. 6 Wake Forest. In doubles, he and Justin Boulais have lost just once this spring and that came to the No. 3 team in the country. The pair is 6-1 this spring and 11-3 overall on the year.
The Buckeyes have played perhaps the toughest schedule in the country through the first month of the season. They have wins over then No. 1 Texas and current No. 1 USC as well as No. 7 Texas A&M and No. 6 Wake Forest. They have also run their home win streak to 91 matches and are 291-1 at home since 2003.
The next match will be this Saturday at Notre Dame. First serve is set for Noon.