COLUMBUS, Ohio. — Since leaving Ohio State, three former Buckeyes are continuing their success at the professional level eclipsing the Top 200 in the ATP rankings.
Cincinnati native JJ Wolf has established himself well in the pro circuit since foregoing his senior season. Ranked at 190, Wolf ended the year on a successful tournament run. Since falling in final round at the Columbus Challenger earlier in September, Wolf had three consecutive second-round exits that ignited momentum carrying into his next two tournaments. After reaching the third round of the Knoxville Challenger, Wolf seized the title at the JSM Challenger of Champaign in mid-November.
Mikael Torpegaard has earned his highest ATP ranking at 169 since turning professional in 2018. Rising 161 spots from being ranked 330th to begin the year, the Denmark native has shown consistency over his past four tournaments reaching the third round in all but one where he clinched a quarterfinal spot at the Columbus Challenger in September.
Slovenian native Blaz Rola ranked the highest out of the Buckeye trio at 146. The former three-time All-American in singles at Ohio State jumped 63 spots since entering 2019 at 209th in the ATP rankings. Rola has shown consistency from his recent tournaments reaching the quarterfinal round at both the Knoxville Challenger and the Charlottesville Challenger.