March 14, 2018

Ohio State Bests No. 26 Arizona State 4-2


March 14, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Ohio State won the doubles point and then claimed three singles victories to take down No. 26 Arizona State on Wednesday night at the Griffin Club in Los Angeles, Calif.

The Buckeyes got straight-set singles wins from Kyle Seelig and Martin Joyce and a three-set victory from JJ Wolf to back a pair of doubles wins.

The victory Wednesday night improves the Buckeyes to 14-2 on the season. It was also the team’s second win in as many nights as they knocked-off No. 11 USC 4-3 on Tuesday.

The Buckeyes return back to the Eastern Time zone and will jumped into Big Ten play next weekend when they head to East Lansing, Mich., for a 3 p.m. match at Michigan State on March 23.

#4 Ohio State 4, #26 Arizona State 2

1. #61 Michael Geerts (ASU) def. #2 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU) 7-6, 7-5
2. #41 JJ Wolf (OSU) def. #116 Makey Rakotomalala (ASU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
3. Andrea Bolla (ASU) vs. #65 John McNally (OSU) 4-6, 6-7, 1-1, unfinished
4. Tim Ruehl (ASU) def. Tim Seibert (OSU) 7-5, 6-0
5. #35 Kyle Seelig (OSU) def. #51 Benjamin Hannestad (ASU) 6-0, 7-5
6. Martin Joyce (OSU) def. William Kirkman (ASU) 6-1, 6-3

1. Michael Geerts/Tim Ruehl (ASU) vs. JJ Wolf/Martin Joyce (OSU) 5-5, unfinished
2. Mikael Torpegaard/John McNally (OSU) def. Makey Rakotomalala/Andrea Bolla (ASU) 6-4
3. Matt Mendez/Hunter Tubert (OSU) def. Thomas Wright/Pierre Louis Dodens (ASU) 6-0

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (6,1,5,4,2)