October 10, 2021

Vocel and Cash Win All Buckeye Final at ITA All-American Championship

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Complete OSU Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio – What a week it was for the Ohio State tennis team in Tulsa, Okla., for the 2021 ITA All-American Championship. Two doubles team in the finals, two trophies coming back to Columbus, 13 wins over ranked opponents, and 31 combined victories.

For just the second time in the tournament’s history, the two teams in the doubles final were both from the same school. Matej Vocel and Robert Cash had a perfect 8-0 week and won the doubles title with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over teammates James Trotter and Justin Boulais. The only other time there were two teams from the same school in the finals was the first year of the event in 1985 when USC claimed both finalists.

Vocel and Cash, the No. 40 ranked doubles team in the country, had a long but productive week. It started in the qualifier on Monday as they won three times in two days to earn a spot in the main draw. They opened the main draw with a convincing 6-1, 6-1 win over the No. 13 ranked team of Alex Martinez/Nathan Han of Oklahoma. After a win over a team from Duke, they beat the No. 27 team of Finn Bass and Sven Lah of Baylor in straight sets in the quarterfinals and secured a spot in the finals with another straight set win over No. 48 Emile Hudd and Shunsuke Mitsui of Tennessee in the semis. For the week, the Buckeye duo was 8-0 with three wins over ranked teams.

Trotter and Boulais also picked-up three ranked wins on their way to the championship match. They beat the No. 39-ranked team, the No. 12-ranked team and then the No. 17-ranked team of Stefan Dostanic and Bradley Frye of USC in the semifinals.

By reaching the finals, both Buckeye doubles teams have earned a spot in the ITA Fall Championships next month in San Diego, Calif.

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Vocel also won the singles title in the consolation bracket. He lost his first-round main draw match and then won four consecutive matches to earn a spot in the finals vs. Chris Rodesch of Virginia. In the finals, he got an early break in the first set and held that for a 6-4 opening set win. Rodesch got a late break and won 7-5 in the second to even the match. In the deciding set, both players held serve through 5-5 and then Vocel broke and held easily to take the title. For the week, Vocel played 14 matches and was 5-1 in singles and 8-0 in doubles

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Sophomore JJ Tracy had a good week as well, winning six singles matches before falling in the quarterfinals of the main draw. He won his first qualifier match on Monday and then picked-up a pair of wins on Tuesday to advance to the main draw. He then opened with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Stefan Hempe of host Tulsa and continued with a 6-3, 6-3 win against No. 21-ranked Nikola Slavic of Ole Miss in the round of 32. He capped the week with a win against Alexandre Reco of Arkansas in the quarters before bowing out against the eventual champion Ben Shelton of Florida.

Cannon Kingsley had two wins in the main singles draw while both Cash and Andrew Lutschaunig each had two wins in the pre-qualifier.

The Buckeyes will be back in action at the ITA Midwest Regional Championship in East Lansing, Mich., starting on Oct. 21.

Oct. 2, 2021
pq2 Robert Cash (Ohio State) def. Dhruv Sunish (Southern Miss) 6-2, 6-1
pq2 Andrew Lutschaunig (Ohio State) def. Yaron Guberman (St. John’s) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Oct. 3, 2021
pq3 Robert Cash (Ohio State) def. Markus Bolin (Drake) 7-5, 6-2
pq3 Andrew Lutschaunig (Ohio State) def. Goncalo Ferreira (Liberty) 6-3, 6-3
pq4 Matt Hulme (Omaha) def. Robert Cash (Ohio State) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
pq4 Simon Junk (Ole Miss) def. Andrew Lutschaunig (Ohio State) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Oct. 4, 2021
q1 #106 Henry Schulenburg (Harvard) def. #87 James Trotter (Ohio State) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
q1 #99 JJ Tracy (Ohio State) def. Justin Schlageter (Oklahoma) 6-3, 6-2
q1 Justin Boulais (Ohio State) def. #55 Nicolas Rousset (Arkansas) 6-1, 6-1

Oct. 5, 2021
q2 #105 Francois Musitelli (Kentucky) def. Justin Boulais (Ohio State) 6-4, 6-2
q2 #99 JJ Tracy (Ohio State) def. Carlos Hassey (Arizona) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
cq1 #87 James Trotter (Ohio State) def. Luke Casper (Texas A&M) 6-2, 6-3
q3 #99 JJ Tracy (Ohio State) def. Max Basing (Stanford) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Oct. 6, 2021
64 #99 JJ Tracy (Ohio State) def. Stefan Hampe (Tulsa) 6-1, 6-4
64 #77 Ryan Goetz (Virginia) def. #20 Matej Vocel (Ohio State) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
64 #65 Cannon Kingsley (Ohio State) def. #98 Franco Capalbo (Utah) 6-2, 6-2

Oct. 7, 2021
32 #99 JJ Tracy (Ohio State) def. #21 Nikola Slavic (Ole Miss) 6-3, 6-3
32 #65 Cannon Kingsley (Ohio State) def. #37 Kody Pearson (Tulsa) 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
c1 #20 Matej Vocel (Ohio State) def. #32 Jonas Eriksson Ziver (Arizona) 6-4, 6-2

Oct. 8, 2021
16 #99 JJ Tracy (Ohio State) def. Alexandre Reco (Arkansas) 7-6, 4-6, 6-4
16 Andre Ilagan (Hawaii) def. #65 Cannon Kingsley (Ohio State) 6-4, 6-2
c3 #20 Matej Vocel (Ohio State) def. #8 Luc Fomba (TCU) 7-6, 6-3
qf #86 Ben Shelton (Florida) def. #99 JJ Tracy (Ohio State) 7-6 (9-7), 7-5
cqf #20 Matej Vocel (Ohio State) def. Tadeas Paroulek (Baylor) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Oct. 9, 2021
csf #20 Matej Vocel (Ohio State) def. #106 Henry Schulenburg (Harvard) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Oct. 10, 2021
cf #20 Matej Vocel (Ohio State) def. #115 Chris Rodesch (Virginia) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

Doubles Results

Oct. 4, 2021
q1 Carlos Hassey/Colton Smith (Arizona) def. Robert Cash/JJ Tracy (Ohio State) 6-1, 6-4
q1 Matej Vocel/Robert Cash (Ohio State) def. Tristan Boyer/Timothy Sah (Stanford) 6-4, 6-3
q2 Matej Vocel/Robert Cash (Ohio State) def. Baptiste Anselmo/Mark Mandlik (Oklahoma) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

Oct. 5, 2021
q3 Matej Vocel/Robert Cash (Ohio State) def. Luc Fomba/Pedro Vives (TCU) 6-3, 6-3

Oct. 6, 2021
32 James Trotter/Justin Boulais (Ohio State) def. #39 Ryan Goetz/Chris Rodesch (Virginia) 6-3, 6-2
32 #40 Matej Vocel/Robert Cash (Ohio State) def. #13 Alex Martinez/Nathan Han (Oklahoma) 6-1, 6-1

Oct. 7, 2021
16 James Trotter/Justin Boulais (Ohio State) def. Richard Ciamarra/Cleeve Harper (Texas) 6-2, 2-6, 10-7
16 #40 Matej Vocel/Robert Cash (Ohio State) def. Michael Heller/Andrew Zhang (Duke) 6-4, 6-2

Oct. 8, 2021
qf James Trotter/Justin Boulais (Ohio State) def. #12 Joshua Charlton/Quinn Vandecasteele (Oregon) 6-7, 6-4, 10-6
qf #40 Matej Vocel/Robert Cash (Ohio State) def. #27 Finn Bass/Sven Lah (Baylor) 6-4, 6-4

Oct. 9, 2021
sf – James Trotter/Justin Boulais (Ohio State) def. #17 Stefan Dostanic/Bradley Frye (USC) 6-4, 6-3
sf #40 Robert Cash/Matej Vocel (Ohio State) def. #48 Emile Hudd/Shunsuke Mitsui (Tennessee) 6-2, 6-4

Oct. 10, 2021
f #40 Matej Vocel/Robert Cash (Ohio State) def. Justin Boulais/James Trotter (Ohio State) 6-3, 6-2

 

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