JJ Tracy

Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown Hilton Head, S.C.
  • High School Smith-Stearns Academy
  • HT 5-11
  • WT 175

Ohio State Career Honors

  • ITA Midwest Region Rookie of the Year (2021)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2021)
  • Second Team All-Big Ten (2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2021)

2020-21 (Freshman)

  • Had a tremendous freshman season, going 26-3 in singles matches and 14-4 in doubles matches
  • Dropped his first two collegiate matches at the OSU Invitational in early January and then won his next 24 consecutive matches over the next four months
  • Worked his way into the doubles lineup and went 13-3 in the No. 3 spot and was 9-1 in conference play
  • Highlight of the season was his comeback, three-set victory over Michigan senior Nick Beaty that clinched the Buckeyes’ 4-3 victory and a share of the Big Ten East Division title
  • Won his first two NCAA Tournament matches and was on serve in the third set in his third NCAA match vs. TCU
  • Of his 30 dual singles matches, he went to a third set just six times

Prior to Ohio State

  • Blue-chip recruit
  • Ranked in the top-10 in the 2020 class
  • 2019 Easter Bowl finalist
  • 2018 Eddie Herr International semifinalist
  • Junior USTA career – 1 gold ball, 2 silver balls and 1 bronze ball
  • Four ITF Doubles titles and three ITF Singles finals
  • Career high ITF ranking of No. 115
  • Trained at Smith Stearns Tennis Academy in Hilton Head Island for four years