February 6, 2019

Oracle ITA Rankings Update


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The newest edition of the Oracle ITA Rankings were released on Wednesday with Ohio State remaining at the No. 2 spot while three players saw themselves move up in the individual rankings.

Ohio State retained its No. 2 ranking with a 6-0 start including a 6-1 win over No. 10 ranked Stanford on February 2.

JJ Wolf moved up one spot in the singles rankings and is now No. 2 in the national rankings for singles. Wolf sits just behind No. 1 Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forrest, but the margin is thin. Wolf is coming off a comeback victory over Stanford’s No. 10 ranked Axel Geller this past weekend.

Kye Seelig moved up one spot as well to No. 12 in the nation. Seelig is 10-3 in singles since September, and has been leading or tied in each of his unfinished matches. The redshirt-junior is also 2-0 in doubles in 2019.

Junior Alex Kobelt is the most recent Buckeye to jump into the national rankings, coming in at No. 86 after starting 2019 4-0, including a win over then-ranked No. 29 Sameer Kumar of Stanford.

Rounding out the list of Buckeyes ranked nationally in singles are John McNally at No. 62 and Tim Seibert at No. 101.

In doubles, Ohio State has two doubles pairs towards the top of the national rankings with Alex Kobelt and Kyle Seelig ranked No. 7 while the senior tandem of Hunter Tubert and Martin Joyce are tied for No. 11.

The No. 2 Buckeyes host Arizona State and No. 24 Georgia this weekend.