May 27, 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Members of the men’s tennis team competed at the 2005 NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship Friday in College Station, Texas. The junior duo of Scott Green and Ross Wilson represented Ohio State as the No. 4 seed in the 32-team bracket, while sophomore Devin Mullings competed in the 64-player singles field.
All three Buckeyes fell in the first round of both events. Green and Wilson suffered a three-set loss to Middle Tennessee’s Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom. After the OSU pair captured the first set, 6-4, Born and Siljestrom retaliated with a 6-3, 6-2 match win. Mullings fell to the 9-16 seed Texas A&M’s Jerry Makowski, 6-3, 7-5.
Green (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) and Wilson (Toledo, Ohio/Toledo St. Francis de Sales) captured back-to-back national doubles titles at the ITA All-American Championships Oct. 10 and the ITA National Indoor Championships Nov. 7. They became the first doubles team to capture both the ITA All-American title and the National Indoors title in the same season since 1992-93, and are the third team to do so in NCAA history. Green and Wilson went undefeated in fall tournament action with a 9-0 record. The pair finished 28-8 overall this season with a 19-7 mark at the No. 1 doubles spot. The pair was ranked No. 1 in the ITA poll from Jan. 13 to April 26.
Mullings (Freeport, Bahamas/Ft. Lauderdale Prepatory), a unanimous All-Big Ten selection, finished the 2005 season 28-12 overall in singles. Currently, he is ranked No. 40 in the ITA Division I singles poll released May 2. He has been ranked in every ITA singles poll this season, with the No. 40 rank as his highest. Mullings was 21-8 in duals action, including a 9-7 mark at the No. 1 spot and an 8-1 record at No. 2.