January 26, 2019

Ohio State defeats VCU, Advances to ITA Weekend Final

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State defeated VCU in dominant fashion on Saturday morning with a 4-0 victory.

Ohio State started the day leading 1-0 by taking the doubles point. JJ Wolf and Martin Joyce started quick and dicated the match the whole way. The tandem defeated Amantegui/Stable 6-1.

Completing the doubles play victory for the Buckeyes was John McNally and Hunter Tuber. The Ohio State pairing also made little mistake in their match and defeated Mobius/Rivero Crespo 6-1.

Similiar to doubles play, Ohio State never took its foot off the gas during singles and defeated VCU with ease behind big performances from JJ Wolf, Kyle Seelig and Alex Kobelt.

JJ Wolf defeated Rayane Stable 6-1, 6-1 in a match that saw Wolf pick and choose his shots with no difficulty. Wolf, ranked No. 3 in the nations in singles, is now 8-0 in the 2018-19 season.

Kyle Seelig also saw success today when he defeated Stefan Petrovic 6-0, 6-2. The first set was a breeze for Seelig, and after some battle in the second set, the redshirt-junior finished it off for the win.

Completing the singles play win and the overall victory between the teams was Alex Kobelt when he defeated Javier Amantegui 6-3, 6-0.

Ohio State will face the winner of Arkansas/Cornell on Sunday at noon for the ITA Kickoff Weekend title.

#2 Ohio State 4, VCU Men’s Tennis 0

Singles competition
1. #3 JJ Wolf (OSU) def. Rayane Stable (VCUM) 6-1, 6-1
2. #36 John McNally (OSU) vs. Arvid Noren (VCUM) 6-3, 1-2, unfinished
3. #13 Kyle Seelig (OSU) def. Stefan Petrovic (VCUM) 6-0, 6-2
4. #87 Tim Seibert (OSU) vs. Philip Mobius (VCUM) 6-4, 2-2, unfinished
5. Martin Joyce (OSU) vs. Inigo Torre Martin (VCUM) 6-2, 2-3, unfinished
6. Alex Kobelt (OSU) def. Javier Amantegui (VCUM) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. JJ Wolf/Martin Joyce (OSU) def. Javier Amantegui/Rayane Stable (VCUM) 6-1
2. James Trotter/Alex Kobelt (OSU) vs. Arvid Noren/Inigo Torre Martin (VCUM) 5-2, unfinished
3. John McNally/Hunter Tubert (OSU) def. Philip Mobius/Inaki Rivero Crespo (VCUM) 6-1

Match Notes:
VCU Men’s Tennis 2-1
Ohio State 3-0; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,3,6)
ITA Kickoff Weekend
Official: Mark Andrerson T-1:25 A-116