Ohio State men’s tennis advances to national championship match with win over TCU
The Ohio State men’s tennis team will be playing for an outdoor national title on Sunday thanks to a dominating 4-0 win over No. 2 seed TCU on Saturday in Orlando, Florida in a semifinal matchup of the Men’s NCAA Tennis Championships.
Unlike the previous match against No. 6 seed Georgia on Friday, the Buckeyes this time got off on the right foot by taking the doubles point in a thrilling tiebreaker of the third match with James Trotter and Andrew Lutschaunig coming up clutch.
From there, OSU dominated in singles with Jack Anthrop notching the first win by way of a 6-2, 6-2 victory to make it 2-0. Justin Boulais then took the next point to make it 3-0 Ohio State with a 6-3, 6-4 victory. Freshman Alexander Bernard then sealed it for the second straight day with a 6-4, 6-4 win to send the Buckeyes into the national championship match.
The other three matches in progress then didn’t need to finish.
The Buckeyes will play for a national title tomorrow! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/pQPjeiFZkt
— Ohio State M Tennis (@OhioStateMTEN) May 20, 2023
As great as Ohio State has been under head coach Ty Tucker, the outdoor title has been achingly close without breaking through. The Buckeyes will have a chance to finally knock the door down when it faces defending champion and No. 5 seed Virginia on Sunday at Noon.
We’ll all be rooting and watching.
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