February 1, 2023

Two Top 25 Showdowns Set for This Weekend


#2 Ohio State vs. #23 Texas A&M and #6 Texas
              Feb. 3 & 5, 2023
Time:               6 p.m. / noon
Ty Tucker Tennis Center – Columbus, Ohio
Live Scoring:   Scoring
Live Video:      Video
Rosters:           Ohio State | Texas A&M | Texas
Rankings:        ITA Rankings

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Coming off a good weekend in which it won the ITA Kickoff Weekend title, No. 2 Ohio State will host another big weekend with a pair of ranked matches. The Buckeyes will host No. 23 Texas A&M on Friday night and then No. 6 Texas on Sunday afternoon.

Admission and parking are free for all men’s tennis regular season matches.

  • The Buckeyes are 7-0 on the season and have surrendered just one point in those seven matches.
  • The match Friday night will be the 19th all-time meeting between Ohio State and Texas A&M. The Buckeyes lead the series 10-8 and have won all six previous meetings in Columbus. Last year, the Buckeyes won 5-2 in College Station.
  • Texas A&M has started the year 1-2 overall. The one win was over No. 20 Pepperdine and one of the losses came at No. 18 Stanford last weekend.
  • Ohio State also leads the all-time series with Texas 10-8. The teams have met at least once every year since 2014 (with the exception of 2021 during COVID times). The Buckeyes own an 8-3 mark in those matches, with four wins at neutral sites and the only three loses coming in Austin.
  • Texas is 5-0 on the year with four wins over ranked opponents, including No. 13 Florida, No. 12 Georgia, No. 22 Cal and No. 14 Arizona. The Longhorns won the Kickoff Weekend in Austin last weekend.
  • Ohio State remains No. 2 in the rankings behind No. 1 Virginia. The updated singles and doubles rankings will be revealed next week.
  • Junior JJ Tracy leads the team in singles wins with a 12-4 record. James Trotter is 6-0 with wins at four different positions. Robert Cash has also won all five of his singles matches this winter.
  • Tracy also leads the team in doubles wins at 15-2. Andrew Lutschaunig is 10-2 on the year while Justin Boulais is a perfect 7-0.
  • Last weekend, the Buckeyes beat UCF and Oregon to win the ITA Kickoff Weekend and advance to the ITA Indoor Team National Championship for the 16th time in program history. This year’s tournament will be at the XS Tennis Village in downtown Chicago on Feb. 17-20.