Kyle Seelig

Player profile

  • Hometown Hatfield, Pa.
  • High School Plumstead Christian School
  • Year Graduate
  • HT 5-9
  • WT 170

Ohio State Career Honors

  • First Team All-Big Ten (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • ITA Indoor All-Tournament Team at No. 2 doubles (2019)
  • NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2018)
  • ITA Scholastic Athlete (2018, 2019, 2021)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2018, 2019)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

2020-21 (Graduate)

  • Ranked as high as No. 25 in singles at the beginning of the season
  • Finished the year with a 19-9 singles record and a 6-6 mark in doubles
  • Had three wins over ranked opponents
  • The highlight of his season came in the NCAA Tournament second round match at Wake Forest as he clinched the team victory with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Melios Efstathiou
  • Had a dominant win over Michigan’s Graydon Lair to get the Buckeyes’ comeback started in a 4-3 win in the season finale that clinched a share of the Big Ten East Division title
  • Beat No. 15 Alex Brown and No. 14 Andrew Fenty at the OSU Invitational

2019-20 (Redshirt-Senior)

  • Was 19-6 in singles and 12-2 in doubles
  • Was ranked in the top-35 all year in singles including a career-high 27 in the fall
  • Advanced all the way to the singles final at the ITA Midwest Regional Championship, falling to teammate John McNally in the final match
  • Then made a run to the semifinals of the consolation bracket at the ITA Fall Championship, knocking-off a pair of ranked players along the way
  • Was 12-1 in dual singles matches in the spring with the only loss coming in a tough three-set match with No. 33 Riley Smith of Southern Cal
  • Dominated Texas’ No. 50 Siem Woldeab 6-0, 6-2 in the Buckeyes’ win over the No. 1 Longhorns
  • Rolled No. 69 Sangeet Sridhar 6-4, 6-2 of Stanford in Palo Alto
  • Was undefeated in dual doubles matches, going 10-0
  • Had a nice run with partner Cannon Kingsley, winning four consecutive doubles matches in the Buckeyes’ wins over No. 1 Texas, Arizona State, No. 1 USC and No. 7 Texas A&M

2018-19 (Redshirt-Junior)

  • Was 27-8 in singles and 25-10 in doubles
  • Ranked all season in singles including a career-high 12th in early February
  • Combined 18-0 in singles and doubles matches in Big Ten play
  • Earned a spot in the NCAA Singles Championship for the first time in his career
  • Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Regional singles championship
  • Also made a run to the finals of the ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Championship, finishing runner-up with Alex Kobelt
  • Received an invitation to the ITA Fall Championships where he reached the round of 16 of the singles draw
  • Had six ranked wins on the year including a win over No. 22 Jan Zielinski of Georgia and No. 28 Alastair Gray of TCU
  • Had just three combined doubles wins his first two seasons and finished with 25 this year

2017-18 (Redshirt-Sophomore)

  • Earned a singles record of 32-10 in the 2017-18 season
  • 32 singles wins was tied for most on the Ohio State roster last season Seelig posted a record of 6-4 versus nationally ranked opponents including a win against then No. 31 Aron of Illinois
  • Kyle ended the campaign on an 11-match singles win streak, including wins against Logan Staggs of No. 2 UCLA and Alan of No. 1 Wake Forrest to finish out the season
  • Finished the season with the most tournament wins in singles for Ohio State, posting a record of 10-4

2016-17 (Redshirt-Freshman)

  • Had a great first season on the court, finishing with a singles record of 30-7
  • Was 2-3 in his five doubles matches
  • Went 24-5 in dual matches during the spring, including 6-0 at the No. 5 spot and 10-3 at the No. 6 spot
  • Started the year with his first collegiate victory en route to advancing to the round of 16 at the ITA Midwest Regional
  • Then made a run to the finals of the Big Ten Singles Championship, finishing runner-up to Northwestern’s Dominik Stary
  • Started the spring by going undefeated in his first 11 matches, winning eight of those matches
  • Defeated Jochen Bertsch of No. 4 Oklahoma in the Buckeyes’ home match against the Sooners in March and then knocked-off Runhao Hua of Michigan 7-6, 6-1
  • After losing back-to-back matches in the middle of the Big Ten season, he rallied to go undefeated in his next eight matches to help the Buckeyes clinch their 12th straight Big Ten regular season crown, win the Big Ten Tournament and make a run to the semifinals of the NCAA Championship
  • That run included a critical comeback 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over TCU’s Trevor Johnson in the NCAA Quarterfinals

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • Red-shirted

Prior to Ohio State

  • Blue Chip recruit and five star recruit according to
  • Ranked No. 17 in the class of 2015 by Tennis RPI
  • Two-time PIAA State singles champion
  • Was a High School Tennis All-American as a senior
  • Never lost a high school match
  • Letterwinner in both tennis and baseball at Plumstead
  • Advanced to the consolation semifinals at the USTA Boys’ 18 National Clay Court Championship
  • Finished runner-up in the consolation draw at the USTA Boys’ 16 National Championship in July
  • Won USTA National Opens in the Boys’ 16 draw
  • Lost in the finals of the The Kinetix Kup Philadelphia Championships
  • Received the Wes Richards Sportsmanship Award in 2014 by the USTA
  • Won a Gold Ballin doubles at the USTA National Boys’ 12s Championship in 2010
  • Won the Boys’ 18 Singles L3 Sectional Tournament
  • Lost in the round of 16 at the USTA National Selection Tournament but rebounded to win the consolation bracket
  • Biggest tennis thrill was earning the opportunity to compete on court in the Arthur Ashe Kids at the 2013 US Open against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams in a target hitting competition and winning to the event to raise $15,000 for his training facility, Legacy Youth Tennis and Education.


  • Son of Kurt and Grace Seelig
  • Has three siblings – Tyler, Connor and Colby