The Ohio State University beat TCU 4-0 in the semifinals of the NCAA championship. The Buckeyes play for a national title today at noon against Virginia. The teams have met twice already this season with Ohio State winning 4-1 at Virginia on February 11 and 4-0 in the consolation round of the ITA National Indoor Championships on February 19.
Both meetings took place indoors. Freshman Alexander Bernard has provided the deciding point in each of his last two games, albeit less dramatically on Saturday. Along with fellow freshman Jack Anthrop and senior Justin Boulais he secured the three singles wins.
This was the teams' third meeting in the NCAA Tournament. Ohio State won in the quarterfinals in 2017 and TCU won in the round of 16 in Orlando in 2021. The teams also met in the ITA National Indoor Team Championship last year and TCU finished the race Buckeyes into the semifinals with a 4-3 win.
Ohio State advances to its third NCAA Championship game. The Buckeyes also played for the title in 2009 and 2018, but fell short each time. Virginia is the defending national champion, but the Buckeyes have already beaten UVA twice this season.
1. #24 Justin Boulais (OSU) def. #21 Jake Fearnley (TCU) 6-3, 6-4
2. #11 Cannon Kingsley (OSU) vs. #17 Luc Fomba (TCU) 2- 6, 6-5, unfinished
3. #22 JJ Tracy (OSU) vs. #71 Jack Pinnington (TCU) 2-6, 6-5, unfinished
4. #34 James Trotter (OSU) vs.
#62 Sander Jong (TCU) 6-7 (7-5), 2-3unfinished
5. #41 Alexander Bernard (OSU) def. #92 Sebastian Gorzny (TCU) 6-4, 6-4
6. Jack Anthrop (OSU) def. Lui Maxted (TCU) 6-2, 6-2
1. #21 Justin Boulais/Robert Cash (OSU) def.
#2 Jake Fearnley/Luc Fomba (TCU) 6-3
2. #16 James Trotter/Andrew Lutschaunig (OSU) def. Sebastian Gorzny/Pedro Vives (TCU) 7-6 (7-5)
3. #22 Sander Jong/Lui Maxted (TCU) def. JJ Tracy/Cannon Kingsley (OSU) 6-4
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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