The Ohio State University men’s tennis team defeated Michigan on the road for the Big Ten title on the line. With the win, Ohio State improves to 6-0 in Big Ten play and 23-2 overall. Michigan falls to 4-1 in the league and will now need help to even get back into the regular season Big Ten contest that Ohio State has now won 16 straight, looking for #17 in a row.
The Buckeyes will be next in action against Penn State on Saturday at home. As the Buckeyes have seemingly done on a nearly yearly basis, they’ve taken care of business when it mattered most in the conference, beat the Wolverines for the second time this season, and now sit alone atop the Big Ten.
The Buckeyes got the crux of the double taking two of three games to go up 1-0 and set things up on the right foot. After OSU lost their first doubles game, the pairing of Cannon Kingsley and JJ Tracy won 6-2, followed by a 6-4 win by Andrew Lutschaunig and James Trotter.
On the singles side, JJ Tracy put the Buckeyes up 2-0 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over No. 25 Patrick Maloney. This was followed by a 7-5, 6-2 victory by James Trotter to put OSU up 3-0. Michigan would spice things up with wins on courts one and two, but then the door was closed by freshman Jack Anthrop in a three set win 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, tying the 4 win -2 of the team.
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 U.S. 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.