Ohio State University men's tennis team swept Louisville 4-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Rain on Sunday forced the game to move inside the Ty Tucker Tennis Center. With the win, Ohio State advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament for the 17th consecutive season and will host Arizona, next Saturday.
Ohio State jumped out fast on all three courts in doubles and quickly picked up wins on courts two and three to secure that spot. The momentum continued in the singles as the aftermath of a long and exciting game yesterday that seemed to take its toll on Louisville.
The Buckeyes won all six first sets and had one more win. Sunday was a special day for a variety of reasons. In addition to advancing to the NCAA Tournament, James Trotter and Cannon Kingsley both received their diplomas as part of graduation Sunday.
1. #24 Justin Boulais (OSU) vs. #45 Etienne Donnet (LOU) 6-1, 5-4, unfinished
2. #11 Cannon Kingsley (OSU) vs. #77 Natan Rodrigues (LOU) 6-2, 5-2, unfinished
3. #22 JJ Tracy (OSU) def. #73 Fabien Salle (LOU) 6-2, 6-3
#34 James Trotter (OSU) def. Matthew Fung (LOU) 6-3, 6-2
5. #41 Alexander Bernard (OSU) def. Andre Steinbach (LOU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Jack Anthrop (OSU) vs. David Mizrahi (LOU) 6-2, 4-3, unfinished
1. #21 Robert Cash/Justin Boulais (OSU) vs.
#12 Natan Rodrigues/Fabien Salle (LOU) 4-3, unfinished
2. #20 James Trotter/Andrew Lutschaunig (OSU) def. Etienne Donnet/Sergio Hernandez (LOU) 6-2
3. Cannon Kingsley/JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Will Mayew/Matthew Fung (LOU) 6-1
About the Ohio State University
The Ohio State University was founded in 1870 during the presidency of Ulysses S.
Grant and is currently the largest university in the United States of America. She is considered by the US magazine News & World Report as the best public university in Ohio, among the top 60 in the United States of America and among the top 20 best public.
It is also named as one of the most innovative universities in the nation and in the world. In a 2007 report released by the National Science Foundation, Ohio State research expenditures for 2006 were $652 million, ranking it 7th among public universities, also ranking 3rd among all American universities for research sponsored by private industry.
Research expenditures in the state of Ohio were $720 million in 2007. The university has an extensive student life program, with over 1,000 student organizations; intercollegiate sports programs, fraternities and sororities, and three student governments.
Ohio State has over 475,000 living alumni worldwide who include Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, Olympic Games gold medalists, ambassadors, as well as members of the Forbes 400 list of the richest people in the world.
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