JJ Wolf

Player profile

  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • High School Cincinnati Country Day
  • Year Junior
  • HT 6-0
  • WT 170

Turned professional in July of 2019

Ohio State Career Honors

• 2017, 2018, 2019 First team All-Big Ten
• 2019 Big Ten Player of the Year
• 2017 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
• 2017 ITA Midwest Region Rookie of the Year
• 2017, 2018, 2019 ITA Scholar-Athlete
• 2018, 2019 Academic All-Big Ten
• 2017, 2018, 2019 OSU Scholar-Athlete

2018-19 (Junior)

• Dominant throughout the 2018-19 season, Wolf finished with a singles record of 35-2, including an undefeated record of 11-0 in conference play
• A 2019 ITA All-American in singles
• Earned All-Big Ten First Team honors and awarded the Big Ten Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season
• 4x Big Ten Player of the Week  in 2019
• 2018 ITA All American Singles Champion
• Posted a doubles record of 18-5 in 2019

2017-18 (Sophomore)

• One of Ohio State’s most successful players, Wolf finished the season with a record of 25-9 including record of 4-0 and 18-5 from the No. 1 and No. 2 singles spots, respectively
• He earned first team All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive season
• Wolf also finished the season 12-8 against nationally ranked opponents including a victory over then No. 27 Hua of No. 8 Michigan
• In doubles play, JJ ended the season with a record of 16-10 including two wins over nationally ranked pairs
• In addition, JJ posted a record 10-5 alongside Martin Joyce
• Wolf went undefeated with a record of 5-0 in conference doubles play

2016-17 (Freshman)

• Joined the team in January after graduating high school early and had a tremendous first season
• Played at the top of the lineup all spring and finished with a record of 16-7
• Broke into the singles rankings in mid-March and rose to as high as No. 41 and received a bid for the NCAA Singles Championship
• Finished the year ranked No. 50
• Also had a good doubles season, going 12-5 and winning his only match at the No. 1 spot
• Opened the year by going undefeated in his first 16 matches and registering six wins
• Picked up his first win of the year over a ranked opponent when he defeated No. 70 Harrison Scott of Texas 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in Austin
• Went 9-2 in his first run through the Big Ten, including a huge win over No. 32 Aron Hiltzik of Illinois as he provided the winning point a 4-3 victory by claiming the match in a third-set tiebreak
• Provided the same result when he beat then No. 32 Andrew Harris of Oklahoma in the NCAA round of 16 as he came back to win the third set in a tiebreak to push the Buckeyes into the quarterfinals with a 4-3 victory • Played doubles sparingly through the first two months, going 2-1 in that span
• Began playing primarily with Hunter Tubert midway through the Big Ten season and went on a run of seven wins in a nine-match span with just one loss
• Defeated Collin Altamirano and J.C. Aragone of Virginia in the team’s NCAA semifinal match to help secure the doubles point for the Buckeyes

Prior to Ohio State

• Ranked No. 3 in the 2017 class by Tennisrecruiting.net
• Won the 2016 National Hardcourt doubles title with fellow 2017 signee John McNally and competed in the main draw of the men’s US Open Grand Slam Doubles in 2016
• Has been ranked in the top-5 of his recruiting class since he was 10 years old and has been ranked as high as 14 in the ITF world junior rankings
• Had a tremendous 2016 as in addition to his national doubles titles with McNally, he played in three of the four Junior Grand Slams — US Open, Wimbledon, and French Open – and reached the round of 16 at the US Open after reaching the round of 32 the previous year
• Won multiple matches over top-10 ITF junior players in 2016
• Also won the 2016 ITF Grade One Coffee Bowl singles title, was a finalist at the ITF 36th Asuncion Bowl Grade One and a semifinalist in the ITF Grade One 38° Torneo Internazionale “Città Di Santa Croce” Mauro Sabatini
• Enjoyed similar success in 2015, winning the singles title and was a doubles finalist at the Boy’s 16 Winter Nationals after winning both titles at the National Selection Orlando, Florida Boy’s 18.

Personal

• Full name is Jeffrey John Wolf
• A two-sport standout at Cincinnati Country Day in both tennis and soccer
• Coached by his father Jeff Wolf and David Kass, who was a three-time collegiate All-American and was ranked as high as 288 in the ATP singles rankings
• Grandfather Charles played football at Notre Dame
• Father Jeff played basketball at Rollins College and is a member of the school’s athletics hall of fame
• Mother Brooke was an All-MAC tennis player at Miami
• Sister Danielle is currently a sophomore on the Ohio State women’s tennis team.