Ohio State Career: Honors Big Ten Athlete of the Week Feb. 6, 2008 ... 2008, '09 and '10 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... 2009 and '10 Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2009-10 (Junior Season): Participated in third-career national college tennis tournament in 2009 D'Novo All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. (Oct. 3-11) ... went 1-1 in qualifying singles; in doubles as the 34th-ranked pair with classmate Shuhei Uzawa, advanced to Round of 16 of main draw after downing 16th-ranked Anton Stryhas and Kiryl Harbatisiuk of Sacramento State, 8-4 ... advanced to Round of 16 in singles in Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championship (Oct. 15-19) ... moving to spring schedule, began season winning first four singles matches .... held 13-match dual win streak in singles with 12 of 13 victories coming in straight sets ... earned 8-1 and 10-2 records at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively during season ... had overall 25-5 record ... finished first in singles 12 times during season for Buckeyes ... in Big Ten play, went 8-1 in singles ... went 15-1 at home in singles ... holds 22-3 dual-match singles record ... when paired with Uzawa, duo had team high 22 wins (13 losses) with 19-11 mark in dual play ... the duo won two tough matches against No. 79 Dennis Nevolo and Johnny Hamui of Illinois, 8-5, (April 18) and, 9-7, (May 2) ... individually in doubles, had 23-13 overall record with a 12-7 ledger at No. 2.
2008-09 (Sophomore Season): Participated in second-career national college tennis tournament in 2008 D'Novo All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. (Oct. 3-5) ... went 1-1 in qualifying singles; in doubles, paired with teammate Mike O'Connell to win two matches in qualifying round ... advanced to Round of 16 in singles in Wilson/ITA Midwest Region Championship (Oct. 16-20) ... moving to spring schedule, held 28 dual-match win streak in singles, the longest streak by any Buckeye of the year ... during the streak, 24 were straight-set wins ... went perfect 7-0 and 8-0 at Nos. 5 and 6 singles, respectively ... went perfect at home in singles with 12-0 record ... won three tough matches in three sets against Maros Horny of No. 10 Baylor (March 1), 0-6 (11-9), 7-6 (7-5), 6-0, Alexey Grigorov of No. 18 Texas A&M (March 13), 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 and Brian Livingston of No. 11 Illinois (April 12), 7-5, 2-6, 10-4 to help Ohio State claim three victories against Top 20 opponents ... during Big Ten Championships (April 24-26), helped Ohio State claim its fourth-consecutive tournament title, going 2-0 (one match went unfinished) to keep personal win streak alive heading into NCAA play ... returned to action in first and second rounds of NCAA championships and went 1-0 (one match went unfinished) ... plagued by an ankle injury during team's national title run where his dual-match win streak was snapped .... in doubles action, was third overall on the team in wins with 30-16 record ... played 46 matches, the most by any member on the squad ... paired for most of the season with junior Justin Kronauge as the top doubles tandem ... Buckeye duo went 15-8 overall with 9-7 record at No. 1 doubles ... Allare and Kronauge finished with an 11-7 record in dual play ... duo gained experience against some of the toughest pairs in the nation, going up against the Nos. 8, 9, 10 and 11 doubles teams in the country ... at 2009 NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas, bettered No. 20 team of David Galic and Jordan Rux of Baylor, 8-3 (May 17) in quarterfinals to help Ohio State advance to its farthest NCAA run in program history ... in semifinals, fought hard in 9-8 loss against Nick Meister and Michael Look of UCLA (May 18).
2007-08 (Freshman Season): Earned valuable experience during fall season, participating in Polo Ralph Lauren Men's All-American Tournament (Sept. 29-Oct. 7); in collegiate debut, went 4-1 ... in next competition, faced a familiar foe in older brother John Allare of Michigan State in ITA Midwest Region IV tournament (Oct. 18-23) ... younger Allare was victorious, winning 6-4, 6-4 ... jumping ahead to spring schedule, was instrumental in helping Buckeyes to an 18-1 record before suffering a leg injury following Virginia Commonwealth match (March 23) ... during 19 dual-match stretch, compiled 17-1 overall record ... lone loss came to North Carolina's Chris Kearney (Feb. 10) and another contest was unfinished (Michael Shabaz of Virginia - Feb. 18) ... before injury, Allare was riding 10-match win streak ... of 22 singles victories, 18 were straight-set wins ... awarded Big Ten Player of the Week for week of Feb. 6 following dominant performances over Miami (Fla.), Pepperdine and Wright State ... returned to action in first and second rounds of NCAA championships and did not miss a beat, going 2-0 in both singles and doubles play, improving his singles win streak to 12 matches ... in doubles action, Allare and sophomore Mike O'Connell traditionally formed No. 1 doubles tandem ... pair owned 12-5 overall record, including 8-3 ledger in dual action ... duo competed against some of the top doubles teams in the country, going up against the Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 5 doubles teams in the nation ... overall, pair was 4-1 against nationally-ranked tandems ... bettered No. 3 team of Taylor Fogleman and Chris Kearney of North Carolina, 9-7 (Feb. 10) ... at ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships (Nov. 1-4), hosted by Ohio State, topped No. 5 Dan Buikema and Matt Thibaudeau of Alabama, 9-7 ... match against No. 2 Robert Farah and Kaes Van't Hof of USC (Feb. 16) went unfinished, while pair dropped hard-fought 8-5 decision to Virginia's No. 1 duo of Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey (Feb. 18) ... prior to leg injury, the two were 7-3 at No. 1 doubles and 1-0 at No. 3 spot.
Prior to Ohio State: Claimed two Ohio High School state titles in singles (2006, '07) and doubles (2004, '05) competition ... named 2007 National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) boy's tennis player of the year after posting a 27-0 record during senior campaign ... recorded a 21-2 mark in 2006 ... two-time All-American ... became the first boy's tennis player in Ohio to win four state championships ... won pair of United State Tennis Association (USTA) U-18 doubles crowns ... two-time national open finalist in doubles (boys 18) with former Buckeye and current assistant coach Justin Kronauge ... went 4-1 in USTA Midwest Winter Championships before winning Columbus Indoor Championships and USTA National Open U-18 event in Cincinnati ... reached as high as 15th nationally in singles (boys 18) and No. 1 in doubles (boys 18) ... featured in July 23, 2007 Sports Illustrated Faces In the Crowd.
Personal: Son of John and Bunnie Allare ... has a brother John, who just previously played tennis at Michigan State ... John won 2005 Ohio High School singles title ... Matt and John became the first set of brothers to win back-to-back state titles in Ohio state tournament history ... would like to play professionally following graduation ... hobbies include playing baseball, basketball, golf and fishing ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning four Ohio High School state titles ... great grandfather, Bill Terry, is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Matt Allare Career Records
Year Tournament Dual Big Ten Overall
2009-10 3-2 20-11 7-3 23-13
2008-09 6-2 24-14 7-3 30-16
2007-08 4-3 15-8 2-0 19-11
Totals 13-7 59-33 16-6 72-40
Year Tournament Dual Big Ten Overall
2009-10 3-2 22-3 8-1 25-5
2008-09 3-2 28-3 9-0 31-5
2007-08 5-2 19-3 2-0 24-5
Totals 11-6 69-9 19-1 80-15
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