Nov. 8, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – – Jeremy Wurtzman (Sr., Rochester, N.Y.), a senior on the Ohio State men’s tennis team, advanced to the final round after defeating the No. 4 seed Janne Holmia of Florida, 6-2, 6-2, Saturday at the National Indoor Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich. Wurtzman is the first Buckeye in program history to advance to the final round at the National Indoors. Wurtzman, the No. 5 seed, will face No. 3 seed Bo Hodge of Georgia Sunday in finals action at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor.

The National Indoors features the top 32 players in the country. Wurtzman, ranked No. 20 (Sept. 3 preseason polls), picked up four wins in the event. He defeated Vanderbilt’s Chad Harris in the first round, Ante Matijevic of Texas A&M in the second round and upset the No. 2 seed Romain Ambert of Mississippi State in quarterfinals action.

Wurtzman, on a 10-match win streak, is 13-1 in tournament play this season, extending his career singles record to 103-41, including a 24-16 record at Florida (one year). He recently captured the 2003 Midwest Regional title Oct. 28 in East Lansing, Mich.