tennis-men-d1 flag

Ohio State Athletics | April 13, 2014

No. 1 Ohio St. survives visit to Purdue with 4-3 win

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Ohio State defeated No. 36 Purdue 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Schwartz Tennis Center. The Buckeyes (25-3, 9-0 B1G) won their 91st consecutive regular-season Big Ten match and clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. Ohio State took the doubles point and three singles matches to defeat Purdue (15-4, 7-2 B1G).

Freshman Herkko Pollanen, ranked No. 74 in the nation, clinched the match for the Buckeyes, improving his season record to 10-9. With the win, Pollanen brings his B1G record to 6-3.

The doubles point got underway with senior Peter Kobelt and redshirt freshman Ralf Steinbach defeating Szymon Tatarczyk and Rickey Medinilla 8-1 on court No. 1. Redshirt junior Kevin Metka and freshman Herkko Pollanen claimed the doubles point for Ohio State with an 8-2 victory on court No. 3 versus Mark Kovacs and Mateus Silva. Hunter Callahan and redshirt sophomore Chris Diaz were tied at 5-5 with Aaron Dujovne ad Diego Acosta on court No. 2 when play was suspended.

Leading 1-0 into singles play, the Buckeyes and Boilermakers each took three first sets. No. 9 Kobelt blitzed Tatarczyk 6-1, 6-1 on court No. 1 to give Ohio State a 2-0 lead. No. 109 Callahan put Ohio State a match from victory with a 6-4, 6-0 win versus Silva on court No. 6. Purdue struck back with Kovacs taking a 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 decision against Diaz on court No. 3 and Acosta downing Steinbach 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) on court No. 5. No. 74 Pollanen gave the victory to Ohio State with a 6-3, 6-3 win versus Medinilla on court No. 2. Court No. 4 was last to finish with Metka falling 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 to Dujovne.

 

Alabama, Ohio State lead the AP preseason top 25 college football rankings

Alabama is No. 1 in the AP preseason football poll for the fifth time in the College Football Playoff era, followed by No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Georgia.
READ MORE

How the AP preseason football poll predicts the College Football Playoff

Here's how the preseason AP poll correlates to the final College Football Playoff poll in the CFP era.
READ MORE

2022 Ohio State football schedule: Dates, times, TV channels, results

Here is everything you need to know about Ohio State football for the 2022 season, including the schedule, opponents, results and players to watch.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners