John McNally

Player profile

  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • High School Madeira
  • Year Senior
  • HT 6-1
  • WT 175

Ohio State Career Honors

  • ITA Singles All-American (2020)
  • ITA Doubles All-American (2020)
  • First Team All-Big Ten (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • ITA Indoor All-Tournament Team at No. 3 doubles (2019)
  • ITA Midwest Region Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • Big Ten Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Big Ten Player of the Week (March 20, 2018, Jan. 20, 2020)

2020-21 (Senior)

  • Had another great season, earning first team All-Big Ten honors for the fourth consecutive year
  • Ranked as high as No. 11 in singles and No. 4 in doubles
  • NCAA Singles participant
  • Was 23-6 in singles play with eight wins over ranked opponents
  • Was 12-3 at the No. 1 singles position
  • Had a 19-6 doubles record
  • Second on the team with 42 combined victories
  • Beat Illinois’ Aleks Kovacevic in a great three-set match at the No. 1 position in the Big Ten Tournament Championship Match
  • Knocked-off No. 12 Alastair Gray of TCU in the round of 16 at the NCAA Championship

2019-20 (Junior)

  • Was 19-6 in singles between 1 and 2 and was 23-5 in doubles
  • Was ranked in the top-25 of singles and top-3 of doubles all season
  • Was the most dominant player at the ITA Midwest Regional Championship, sweeping the singles and doubles titles
  • Won three matches on each of the final two days of the regional, with two of the singles wins came over teammates Justin Boulais and Kyle Seelig
  • Reached the round of 16 at the ITA Fall Championship
  • In doubles, made a run all the way to the finals of the ITA Fall Championship, knocking-off the No. 15 ranked team of Payton Holden and Ryan Seggerman (Princeton) along the way
  • Was 13-2 in the fall in doubles with Cash
  • Opened the spring with six consecutive doubles wins en route to earning a No. 1 ranking nationally
  • Finished the year with eight wins over ranked singles players, including five in the spring
  • Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 28 after going a combined 5-0 and leading the Buckeyes to another ITA Kickoff Weekend title
  • Defeated Texas A&M’s No. 14 ranked Hady Habib 6-3, 6-4 in the Buckeyes’ win over the No. 7 Aggies
  • Had a win over the No. 4 ranked doubles team of Christian Sigsgaard and Yuya Ito from Texas

2018-19 (Sophomore)

  • Had a singles record of 26-8 and an impressive 24-3 doubles record
  • Selected for the NCAA Singles Championship for the first time in his career
  • Had 10 wins over ranked opponents
  • Was ranked all season in singles with a career-high rank of No. 23 for three weeks
  • Lost just two doubles match in the spring
  • Opened the year by making a run to the consolation finals at the All-American Championship, knocking-off a pair of top-11 ranked players along the way
  • Lost his first conference singles match and then ran-off 12 consecutive wins vs. Big Ten foes
  • Defeated No. 22 Jack Lin of Columbia to help the Buckeyes advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship

2017-18 (Freshman)

  • Posting a singles record of 25-6 including a combined record of 19-3 in dual matches for the Buckeyes
  • John also finished the season 7-5 against nationally ranked opponents including a win over then No. 35 Adam Moundir of Old Dominion
  • John ended the 2017-18 campaign with a doubles record of 24-8
  • McNally, alongside partner Mikael Torpegaard, went on a 14-match win streak from March to May helping pave the way to a Big Ten tournament title and a runner-up finish in the NCAA tournament
  • In addition, McNally went undefeated in conference play last season with a record of 8-0
  • John went 2-3 against nationally ranked duos including a win over then No. 16 Austin Rapp of No. 2 UCLA

Prior to Ohio State

  • McNally was atop the junior rankings for most of his junior career and was the No. 1 ranked recruit in 2014, 2016 and 2017 by
  • Rose to as high as No. 13 in the ITF World Junior Rankings
  • McNally played in three of the four Junior Grand Slams in 2016, advancing to the round of 16 at Wimbledon and the doubles quarterfinals at the French Open.
  • A multiple Midwest and national tournament champion, McNally won the 2014 hard court doubles title in addition to his 2016 national doubles title with JJ Wolf.
  • He also won the 2014 National Hard Court 16’s singles title, the 2014 International Spring Championship in Carson, the 2014 Easter Bowl and was the 2012 US Winter nationals-AZ singles and doubles champion in the boys 14.
  • Has been coached by his mother Lynn as well as Kevin O’Neill who has coached multiple ATP players