Ohio State will face TCU at the ITA National Championships final

The Horner Frogs and the Buckeyes will meet in the final of the men's tournament at the ilstein Family Tennis Center on the campus of Columbia University

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Ohio State will face TCU at the ITA National Championships final
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No.1 Ohio State University and No.2 TCU will face off at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships final, which will be played today at the Milstein Family Tennis Center on the Columbia University campus.

TCU defeated Wake Forest

The Horned Frogs eliminated Wake Forest 4-2, yesterday, in the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships. TCU (8-0) will face No. 1 Ohio State in all marbles on Monday. The first service is set for 11:00 am.

The Horned Frogs aim to become just the third program to win three consecutive national indoor titles along with Virginia (2008-2011) and Stanford (1973-1976). TCU is also the first team to reach the final of the ITA National Indoor Championships in three consecutive years since USC did so in 2013-2015

For the second day in a row, TCU no. 2 had to climb out of a hole after giving up the doubles point to Wake Forest. TCU once again demonstrated its resiliency in singles, reeling off consecutive victories on courts one, two, four and five to clinch the match in short order.

With the win, TCU has won 34 straight indoor matches and 12 straight at Indoor Nationals. The Horned Frogs improved to 18-8 all-time in the ITA National Championships and 16-4 in the tournament since 2019. TCU has defeated six consecutive ranked foes in 2024.

Coach David Roditi said, analyzing the victory: "The boys did it. Incredible. Losing in doubles, then coming back and winning four matches once again shows great resilience. I'm so proud of these boys. Tomorrow they're in the final against tough Ohio State team. Those guys looked really good, but we're ready for another battle. Beautiful facility here at Columbia University. Go frogs!"

Men's doubles:

No. 7 Holden Koons / DK Suresh (Wake Forest) def. No. 8 Sebastian Gorzny / Pedro Vives (TCU): 6-3
Filippo Moroni / Matthew Thomson (Wake Forest) def. Jake Fearnley/Jack Pinnington (TCU): 6-4
No. 20 Duncan Chan / Lui Maxted (TCU) def. Luca Pow/Luciano Tacchi (Wake Forest): 6-3

Men's singles

No. 62 Jake Fearnley (TCU) def. No.23 Filippo Moroni (Wake Forest): 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Jack Pinnington (TCU) def. No. 49 DK Suresh (Wake Forest): 7-5, 6-2
No. 20 Pedro Vives (TCU) vs. Matthew Thomson (Wake Forest): 6-4, 5-3 unfinished
No. 39 Sebastian Gorzny (TCU) def. Luciano Tacchi (Wake Forest): 6-1, 7-6 [7-3]
No. 59 Lui Maxted (TCU) def. Holden Koons (Wake Forest): 6-1, 6-2
Luca Pow (Wake Forest) def. Tomas Jirousek (TCU): 6-1, 6-2

Ohio State defeat University of Virginia

Ohio State beat the University of Virginia for the second time this season. The Buckeyes defeated UVA 4-0, in the semifinal of the ITA National Indoor Team Championship.

The win keeps the Buckeyes undefeated at 12-0 on the season. This will be the Buckeyes' seventh appearance in a championship game. They won a pair of titles in 2014 and 2019.

Ohio State won the first doubles point of the tournament with Robert Cash and Alexander Bernard rallying from a 5-2 deficit to win on a tie break 7-2. Andrew Lutschaunig and Justin Boulais also earned their first doubles win of the weekend, defeating Virginia's top pairing of Jeffrey Von Der Schulenberg and Chris Rodesch 6-4.

Needing just three singles wins, the Buckeyes kept the momentum going and won three quick matches. Cash and Bernard finished 19 seconds apart: Cash won 6-2, 6-2 on court five and Bernard won 6-0, 6-3 on court six.

JJ Tracy then provided the deciding point by beating Dylan Dietrich 6-3, 6-4 on court three. The other three matches all went to the third set.

Men's singles:

1. #67 Cannon Kingsley (OSU) vs. #19 Chris Rodesch (UVA) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0, unfinished
2. #25 Justin Boulais (OSU) vs. Dylan Dietrich (UVA) 3-6, 6-4, 0-1, unfinished
3. #7 JJ Tracy (OSU) def. #45 Inaki Montes De La Torre (UVA) 6-3, 6-4
4. #13 Jack Anthrop (OSU) vs. #56 Jeffrey Von Der Schulenburg (UVA) 4-6, 6-3, 0-2, unfinished
5. Robert Cash (OSU) def. Alexander Kiefer (UVA) 6-2, 6-2
6. #86 Alexander Bernard (OSU) def. #104 Mans Dahlberg (UVA) 6-0, 6-3

Men's doubles:

1. Andrew Lutschaunig/Justin Boulais (OSU) def. Jeffrey Von Der Schulenberg/Chris Rodesch (UVA) 6-4
2. Edoardo Graziani/James Hopper (UVA) def. Cannon Kingsley/ JJ Tracy (OSU) 6-2
3. Robert Cash/Alexander Bernard (OSU) def. Dylan Dietrich/Inaki Montes De La Torre (UVA) 7-6 (7-2

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