Men's Tennis

Chris Diaz

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Bishop Watterson

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 140

Major:
Neuroscience

Chris  Diaz

07/20/2015

Diaz, Metka Named ITA Scholar-Athletes

As a team, the Buckeyes earned the team Academic Award for the second-straight season

05/20/2015

Diaz Moves On In NCAA Singles Championship

Freshman Mikael Torpegaard ends his first season with 24 singles victories

05/15/2015

Chris Diaz Named Captial One Academic All-District

Diaz is a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete

01/06/2015

Ohio State Opens At No. 5 In First ITA Poll

Junior Chris Diaz starts the year ranked No. 21

10/30/2014

Ohio State Off To Tennessee Fall Invite

Buckeyes to face Tennessee, Kentucky and ETSU at the event

04/28/2013

Buckeyes Win Big Ten Tournament Title

Ohio State downed Michigan, 4-0, for the win

Ohio State Career Honors - 2013 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... 2013 Second Team All-Big Ten … unanimous First Team All-Big Ten in 2015 ... three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2013-15) ... four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2012-15) … CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree in 2015 ... 2015 ITA Scholar-Athlete.

2014-15 (Redshirt-Junior) – Singles: 25-11 (Dual: 17-8), Doubles: 23-10 (Dual: 19-8) ... Highest ranking: Singles: No. 21 ... Was a unanimous first team All-Big Ten selection … Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third-straight season … Was a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree … Was a perfect 10-0 in Big Ten singles matches and 8-2 in Big Ten doubles matches … Played 1 or 2 singles and was ranked in the top-50 all season … Selected for the NCAA Singles Championship and advanced to the round of 32 before losing to eventual NCAA runner-up Noah Rubin … Had a great start to the year at the ITA All-American Championships ... Beat three ranked opponents on his run to the consolation finals, including No. 33 Roberto Quiroz (USC) ... Made it to the third round of doubles qualifying at the ITA All-American Championships with partner Hunter Callahan … Defeated No. 23 Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant in the first round … Advanced to the round of 16 in both singles and doubles at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Played No. 1 singles and doubles for the first time in his career and won both matches against NKU and YSU ... Helped win the doubles point in a tie-breaker against USF ... Picked up his first win in over a month with a 6-2, 6-4 win over No. 121 Leonard Stakhovsky of Penn State ... Defeated #78 Maxx Lipman of Florida 6-3, 6-1 ... Had a 4-0 weekend with singles and doubles victories against Michigan and Michigan State ... Rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 win over No. 124 Strong Kirchheimer of Northwestern ... Finished the year 12-2 in singles matches singles from March 20 … Defeated Andreas Bjerrehus of Virginia Tech 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6) in the opening round of the NCAA Singles Championship in Waco, Texas … Fell in the round of 32 to Noah Rubin of Wake Forest.

2013-14 (Redshirt Sophomore) - Singles: 15-19 (Dual: 11-17), Doubles: 20-11 (Dual: 17-10) ... highest ranking: Singles: No. 69 ... played second, third and fourth singles positions, highlighted by a 4-4 record at No. 2 singles ... ... lone ranked singles win was over No. 87 Ben Wagland of Georgia on March 12 ... two ranked wins in doubles ... won first five doubles matches of the season ... quarterfinalist in singles and doubles at ITA/USTA Midwest Regionals ... won qualifying consolation match at ITA All-Americans ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

2012-13 (Redshirt Freshman) - Second Team All-Big Ten honoree ... 32 wins served as third best on the team ... 13-match win streak in singles; 17-3 at No. 5 singles ... one of four Buckeyes with nine or more Big Ten wins (9-0) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

2011-12 (Freshman Season) - Did not see action for the Buckeyes ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State - Four-year starter on Bishop Watterson's varsity tennis team ... won two Ohio High School Athletic Association state championships (2008, 2011) ... as a freshman, captured Division II doubles championship with brother Philip ... duo followed with runner-up finish in 2009 ... went undefeated during final two seasons ... named All-CCL (Central Catholic League) and team MVP ... No. 1 player from Ohio in his class according to TennisRecruiting.net ... compiled 32-6 record in USTA matches, including 15-0 mark vs. four and five-star opponents.

Personal - Son of Phil and Donna ... has three siblings Philip, Elizabeth and Stephanie ... father, Phil played tennis at Brown University ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning state championship with his brother ...enjoys playing all sports ... plans to become a doctor after graduation.

Chris Diaz's Career Records

Singles
Year Tournament Dual Big Ten Overall
2014-15 9-4 17-8 10-0 26-12
2013-14 4-2 11-17 5-6 15-19
2012-13 8-1 24-5 9-0 32-6
Total 21-7 52-30 24-6 73-37
Doubles
Year Tournament Dual Big Ten Overall
2014-15 4-2 19-8 8-2 23-10
2013-14 3-1 17-10 5-2 20-11
2012-13 0-1 2-0 0-0 2-1
Total 7-4 38-18 13-4 45-22

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