While you’ve been pacing and wringing your hands over what the Ohio State basketball team is going to do next, or planning a Super Bowl party, there are some pretty extraordinary things going on with other Buckeye athletic teams.
The Ohio State men’s tennis team would qualify. All it did over the weekend was knock off the No. 1 ranked Texas Longhorns in dominating fashion. As it almost always does for the Buckeyes, it started by taking the doubles point. Kyle Seelig and Cannon Kingsley defeated Chih Chi Huang and Cleeve Harper of Texas 6-4, followed by Ohio State’s team of John McNally and Robert Cash knocking off Christrian Sigsgaard and Yuya Ito of Texas 6-4.
With the Buckeyes then up 1-0, it was time to move on to the singles matches. Kyle Seelig struck first and made quick work of the Longhorns’ Siem Woldeab 6-0, 6-2 to put Ohio State up 2-0.
Texas then got a point back to cut it to 2-1 when its top singles option, No. 2 ranked Yuya Ito, got it done against John McNally 6-3, 6-3. The Buckeyes though would take the next two matches to seal the upset 4-1. James Trotter beat Cleeve Harper 6-4, 6-3, and freshman Robert Cash clinched it with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Chih Chi Huang.
— Ohio State M Tennis (@OhioStateMTEN) February 1, 2020
That set off the celebration at the OSU Varsity Tennis Center and improved Ohio State’s indoor record to 6-0. The Buckeyes have only dropped one team point all year, and you can expect it’ll move up when the next rankings come out.