January 29, 2022

No. 5 Ohio State Advances to ITA Kickoff Championship Round after 4-0 Victory Over Arizona State


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 5 Ohio State men’s tennis team manufactured a quick 4-0 victory and advance to the championship round at 3 p.m. on Sunday; they will face either No. 17 UNC or Northwestern. This is their fourth consecutive win over Arizona State making their record 4-2 all time vs. the Sun Devils.

The Buckeyes are undefeated at 14-0 in the first round of ITA Kickoff Weekend tournaments.

The Buckeyes (3-0) made quick work in the doubles matches with the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked doubles teams leading the way once again. No. 1 ranked duo Robert Cash/Matej Vocel had a smooth 6-0 victory finishing first on court one while No. 2 ranked Justin Boulais/James Trotter followed suit with a 6-1 win on court two.

In singles, the Buckeyes earned three straight-set victories to seal their 4-0 win over the Sun Devils. No. 5 ranked Vocel finished first on court two beating No. 118 McKennon 6-3, 6-2. Tracy and Kingsley both followed soon after with their 6-3, 6-1 and 6-4, 6-4 respective straight set wins that sealed the perfect 4-0 day for the Buckeyes.

#6 Ohio State 4, Arizona State 0

1. Cannon Kingsley (OSU) def. Murphy Cassone (ASU) 6-4, 6-4
2. #5 Matej Vocel (OSU) def. #118 Max McKennon (ASU) 6-3, 6-2
3. #14 JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Jacob Bullard (ASU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Nicola Cigna (ASU) vs. #42 James Trotter (OSU) 7-6 (7-5), 0-2, unfinished
5. George Stoupe (ASU) vs. Justin Boulais (OSU) 5-7, 2-5, unfinished
6. Moritz Hoffmann (ASU) vs. #95 Robert Cash (OSU) 3-6, 4-5, unfinished

1. #2 Justin Boulais/James Trotter (OSU) def. Jacob Bullard/Murphy Cassone (ASU) 6-1
2. #1 Robert Cash/Matej Vocel (OSU) def. George Stoupe/Moritz Hoffman (ASU) 6-0
3. Cannon Kingsley/JJ Tracy (OSU) vs. Max McKennon/Nicola Cigna (ASU) 3-4, unfinished

Match Notes:
Ohio State 4-0; National ranking #5
Arizona State 1-3
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (2,3,1)
T-1:54 A-50