As a team, the Buckeyes earned the team Academic Award for the second-straight season
Mikael Torpegaard was named ITA Midwest Regional Freshman of the Year
Winners will be revealed during annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner April 13
Junior Chris Diaz starts the year ranked No. 21
Buckeyes to face Tennessee, Kentucky and ETSU at the event
Ohio State Career Honors - 2012 ITA Scholar-Athlete ... 2012 and 2013 Academic All-Big Ten ... four -time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2011-14) ... 2014 ITA Indoor All-Tournament Team at No. 5 singles ... 2014 Second-Team All-Big Ten ... 2014 ITA Doubles All-American
2013-14 (Redshirt Junior Season) - Singles: 32-7 (Dual: 28-5), Doubles: 43-8 (Dual: 26-4) ... highest ranking: Singles: No. 104, Doubles: No. 2 ... played third, fourth, fifth and sixth singles positions and all doubles ... earned his first ITA All-America honors ... reached the finals of the NCAA Doubles Championship with Kobelt and finished runner-up ... his 43 doubles victories are tied for second on the OSU single-season wins list ... earned second team All-Big Ten honors ... had a ranked singles victory over No. 79 Garrett Brasseaux of Georgia on March 12 ... posted a 12-4 record against ranked doubles opponents ... clinched seven matches for the Buckeyes, including a 6-5 (7-5), 5-6 (5-7), 6-5 (12-10) win (saving match points) over No. 1 Virginia when the match was tied 3-3 to put Ohio State in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship ... also gave the Buckeyes the win over Florida in the NCAA round of 16 with a thrilling 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (10-8) victory, rallying from down 4-1 in the final set ... named to ITA NTI All-Tournament Team at No. 5 singles and No. 1 doubles (with Kobelt) ... won first 12 singles matches of the dual season... twice compiled seven-match winning streaks in doubles... won doubles consolation draw at ITA National Indoors with Kobelt ... reached singles Round of 16 and captured doubles title at ITA/USTA Midwest Regionals with Kobelt... at ITA All-Americans, won three matches in qualifying with Kobelt and reached main draw consolation championship in doubles, while winning two pre-qualifying singles matches ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2012-13 (Redshirt Sophomore Season) - Played mostly doubles for Buckeyes ... paired with Blaz Rola at third position and posted a 21-0 record ... individually went 30-2 overall, including 25-0 at No. 3 doubles ... in singles play, advanced to Round of 16 at USTA/ITA Midwest Regional before dropping a 6-1, 6-3 decision to Evan King of Michigan in East Lansing, Mich. (Oct. 19) ... Second at the Midwest Section U.S. Open Playoffs ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2011-12 (Redshirt Freshman Season) - Saw limited action in singles, but posted 6-1 overall record in doubles play, including 4-0 record in dual action ... paired with senior Chase Buchanan vs. Iowa's Tom Mroziewicz and Jonas Dierckx and won 8-6 at No. 3 doubles ... also played in spring season openers vs. Butler and Xavier (Jan. 18) and posted victories alongside senior Steven Williams and Devin McCarthy, respectively; vs. the Bulldogs' Zach Ervin and Sam O'Neill (8-5) and Musketeers' Richard Canelas and Marc Pretorius (8-4) ... played in dual matches vs. Toledo (Jan. 29) and University of Northwest Ohio (March 11), downing the Rockets' Grant Adams and Garrett Cona, 8-0 ... the match vs. the Racers' Cassio Sirimarco and Gustavo Rueda went unfinished ... in singles, was 2-1 overall ... 2012 ITA Scholar-Athlete ... 2012 Academic All-Big Ten ... 2011 and 2012 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2010-11 (Freshman Season) - Did not see action for the Buckeyes ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State - Four year starter at Worthington Kilbourne High School ... went 16-3 as a senior on way to OHSAA Division I state singles championship ... state doubles champion junior season ... ranked No. 75 nationally for high school seniors ... MVP and captain of high school team during senior season ... also played golf in high school.
Personal - Son of Ken and Tonia ... father played soccer at Ohio State ... has one sister, Claire and a brother Matt.
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