Ohio State University beats Nebraska to tip the title against Wisconsin

The Buckeyes swept Nebraska 6-1 and will face Wisconsin in the final today

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Ohio State University beats Nebraska to tip the title against Wisconsin
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The No.1 Ohio State University men's tennis team beat Nebraska by a final score of 6-1, Friday night in Lincoln. The Buckeyes will aim for the overall title today, Sunday in Wisconsin.

In doubles, Cash and Bryce Nakashima beat Anton Shepp and Nic Wiedenhorn. Andrew Lutschaunig and Justin Boulais also won on court two 6-2, with the Buckeyes taking the doubles point.

In singles, Alexander Bernard won 6-4, 7-6(4) on court five, followed by Cash with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Roni Hietaranta on court six.

After Nebraska earned a win on court one, Tracy clinched the win with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Shunya Maruyama on court three. Jack Anthrop then earned his 32nd singles victory this season with a 7-5, 7-5 win on court four. Cannon Kingsley added the final point by overcoming Shepp in the third set tiebreaker on court two.

The win moves the Buckeyes to 26-1 on the season and 8-0 in conference play. Nebraska is now 15-9 and 4-4 in Big Ten play.

The Buckeyes will aim for the outright title in a few hours when they play Wisconsin. The Badgers are 1-20 on the year and opened the weekend with a 4-3 loss to Penn State on Friday night.

Men's doubles:

1. #82 Robert Cash/Bryce Nakashima (OSU) def. #85 Anton Shepp/Nic Wiedenhorn (NEB) 6-3
2. #24 Andrew Lutschaunig/Justin Boulais (OSU) def. Leo Linquet/Shunya Maruyama (NEB) 6-2
3. Cannon Kingsley/JJ Tracy (OSU) vs. Calvin Mueller/Lars Johann (NEB) vs. 3-4, unfinished

Men's singles:

1. Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. #28 Justin Boulais (OSU) 6-3, 6-4
2. #17 Kingsley Cannon (OSU) def. Anton Shepp (NEB) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4)
3. #16 JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Shunya Maruyama (NEB) 6-3, 6-2
4. #26 Jack Anthrop (OSU) def. Lars Johann (NEB) 7-5, 7-5
5. #121 Alexander Bernard (OSU) def. Leo Linquet (NEB) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
6. #112 Robert Cash (OSU) def. Roni Hietaranta (NEB) 6-3, 6-3

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