Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics
Ohio State Career Honors – 2015 and 2016 Academic All-Big Ten … 2015 and 2016 OSU Scholar-Athlete
Finished the year with a 10-3 singles record including going 4-0 in dual singles matches … Lost just two doubles matches and only one dual match … Had a 14-1 dual doubles record and an 11-1 mark with partner Hugo Di Feo … Won three matches in the pre-qualifier at the ITA All-American Championships and then received a Lucky Loser spot in the qualifying draw ... Defeated No. 88 David Biosca of ETSU 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 and then No. 111 Ben Wagland of Georgia 7-6, 6-1 to advance to the finals of the qualifier ... Teamed with Hunter Tubert and made a run to the semifinals of the doubles draw at the ITA Midwest Regional Championship ... Lost just four games in three doubles victories over Dayton, Butler and Xavier ... Claimed a big 6-4 doubles win with Di Feo in the Buckeyes 4-1 win at No. 13 Oklahoma ... Claimed his first Big Ten singles win of the year with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Colin Harvey at MSU ... Joined Steinbach for his first Big Ten doubles victory over Myles Schalet and Gabe Tishman of Michigan ... Routed Matt Bouggy of Purdue 6-0, 6-0 for his second Big Ten singles win of the season ... Won his first two NCAA Tournament matches to help the Buckeyes advance to the Round of 16 for the 11th-straight season
2014-15 (Redshirt-Freshman) – Singles 13-4 (7-1 Dual) … Doubles 8-6 (6-2 Dual) … Was a perfect 3-0 at the No. 5 singles position and 4-1 at No. 6 … Won each of his last three singles matches … Was 2-2 in conference play in doubles matches and won his only B1G singles match … Advanced to the second round of the singles draw at the Big Ten Indoor Championship and then won both his consolation matches ... Teamed with Riley Reist to take down Alberto Zanotti and Alex Pasareanu of Northwestern in the round of 16 at the B1G Indoors ... Won twice in both doubles and singles to start the year against NKU and YSU ... Picked up a win at No. 6 singles against Xavier ... Defeated Jordan Szabo of Texas A&M in three sets ... Played his first doubles match with Torpegaard and rolled to an 8-3 victory over Doug Zade and Jasper Koenen of MSU ... Won his first singles match in over a two months with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Madon Bourbon of Wright State ... Claimed his first Big Ten singles win with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Andres Estenssoro of Iowa … Won 8-4 with Mikael Torpegaard over Aron Hiltzik and Ross Guignon of Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament Championship match … Posted a solid 6-3, 6-0 win over Sergio Arevalillo of Buffalo in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
2013-14 (Freshman) - Redshirted
Prior to Ohio State: US junior ranking: Mendez is No. 1 in South Carolina, No. 6 in the south and had the highest national ranking of his career in 2013 at No. 21.
Personal: Son of Oscar and Lisa Mendez ... majoring in business ... would like to attend law school after graduation ... enjoys reading, swimming and playing basketball.
Matt Mendez's Career Records