COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State freshman Robert Cash was named a doubles All-American on Tuesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Cash is just the fourth Buckeye freshman to earn All-America honors in his first season, joining teammate Cannon Kingsley, Dino Marcan (2010) and Blaz Rola (2011).
Cash quickly showed why he was one of the top-ranked junior doubles players in the country as he had a tremendous year with partner John McNally. The duo started the season by winning the ITA Midwest Regional title, taking down a ranked Michigan team of Andrew Fenty and Mattis Siimar in comeback fashion in the finals. They then ran all the way to the finals of the ITA Fall Championship before finishing running up.
After going 13-2 in the fall with McNally, the two opened the spring with six consecutive wins and rose to No. 1 in the country. Cash and McNally played one of the toughest schedules in the country as well, as they faced six of the other nine doubles All-America teams at some point in the season. The duo were 22-5 overall, had four wins over ranked teams and were never ranked lower than third in the country. Overall, Cash posted a team-high 24 doubles wins.
In singles, Cash was 9-5 on the year and put the stamp on one of the team’s biggest wins of the season. He defeated Texas’ Chih Chi Huang 6-4, 6-3 to provide the clinching point in the Buckeye’s 4-1 win over then No. 1 Texas.