Mikael Torpegaard
Mikael  Torpegaard

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Virum, Denmark

High School:
Virum Gymnasium

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 185

05/23/2017

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05/15/2017

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05/02/2017

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04/17/2017

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04/11/2017

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Ohio State Career Honors – 2016 and 2017 Singles All-American ... 2017 Doubles All-American ... 2016 Big Ten Player of the Year ... Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection in 2016 and 2017 and was also an All-Big Ten selection in 2015 ... 2016 ITA National and Midwest Region Player to Watch ... 2017 ITA Indoor Team Championship Most Outstanding Player … 2017 NCAA Tournament All-Tournament Team ... 2016 and 2017 Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Athlete of the Week four times in 2016 and three times in 2017 … 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year … 2015 ITA Midwest Region Freshman of the Year … 2015, 16, 17 OSU Scholar-Athlete

2015-16 (Junior)

Had another tremendous season, going 38-5 in singles matches, including 29-2 in the dual portion of the season … Also had a 23-7 mark in doubles play … Was ranked No. 1 or No. 2 all season in the singles rankings and finished the year at No. 2 … Had 24 wins over ranked opponents this year including a victory over then No. 1 Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest … Was also in the doubles rankings all season, finishing the year with his highest ranking of No. 8 … Started the fall by winning the ATP’s Columbus Challenger for his first pro event victory … Then advanced to the quarterfinals of the collegiate season-opening event, the ITA All-American Championship … Made a run to the finals of the ITA/USTA Indoor Singles Championship in November before finishing runner-up … Defeated three ranked foes en route to the finals … Started the spring dual match portion of the year undefeated in his first 26 matches with 24 victories … Dropped just three sets during that run … Won all four of his matches at the ITA Indoor Team Championships, including a match-clinching three-set victory over then No. 1 Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest, and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player … Also won matches over Oklahoma’s top two players in Andrew Harris and Spencer Papa during that stretch … Lost his first match of the year to No. 5 Aleks Vukic of Illinois but then led the Buckeyes to the program’s 12th Big Ten Tournament title with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over No. 80 Jathan Malik of Michigan … Defeated Spencer Papa for a second time in the team’s NCAA round of 16 victory over Oklahoma before dropping only his second match of the year to then No. 1 Cameron Norrie of TCU in three sets … Advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championship before bowing out to the eventual champion Thai-Son Kwiatkowski of Virginia … Won his first eight doubles matches of the season with Torpegaard … Beat the No. 6 ranked team of Eddy Covalschi and Josh Hagar of Notre Dame 6-2 … Also picked up a crucial 6-4 victory over the No. 66 ranked team of Runhao Hua and Alex Knight of Michigan in Ann Arbor … Had a stretch of eight-straight wins over ranked doubles teams … In the NCAA Championship, provided the clinching point in the quarterfinal match against No. 25 Jerry Lopez and Reese Stalder of TCU and No. 17 Luca Corinteli and Carl Soderlund of Virginia in the semifinals, both in a tiebreak

2015-16 (Sophomore)

Had a tremendous sophomore season … Was a singles All-American … Was the No. 1 ranked player in the country for five weeks … Received the No. 1 seed for the NCAA Singles Championship and finished the tournament runner-up … Was undefeated during the regular season in dual singles matches … Finished the year with a 34-5 mark in singles play with a 21-2 record at No. 1 singles and a 27-5 mark against nationally ranked foes … Led the team in doubles win as well, notching a 31-7 record including a 20-6 mark with Herkko Pollanen and a 9-1 record with Martin Joyce … After losing in the opening round of the ITA All-American Championship, he rebounded to win the consolation bracket and earn a spot in the ITA Intercollegiate National Championship ... Never lost a set in his five matches in the consolation bracket which including three wins over top-50 ranked players ... Picked up a pair of wins with Pollanen to advance through the qualifier and into the main doubles draw at the ITA All-American Championship ... Then advanced to the quarterfinals of the main draw, which included a win over the No. 5-ranked team of Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim of Wake Forest ... Won four times in the opening week and didn’t drop a set ... Defeated No. 8 Arthur Rinderknech of Texas A&M  6-4, 6-3 in a consolation match at the ITA Indoor Team Championships ... Knocked-off the No. 1 doubles team in the country of Diego Hidalgo and Gordon Watson of Florida 6-3 with Pollanen ... Also clinched the 4-3 match victory for the Buckeyes over Florida with a three-set victory over Hidalgo at No. 1 singles ... Named the B1G Athlete of the Week on Feb. 23 for his efforts in two wins over ranked teams in Texas A&M and Florida ... Had another perfect weekend with two singles wins and two doubles wins in the Buckeye victories over #21 Penn State and Notre Dame ... Dropped just four games in his singles wins over #59 Leo Stakhovsky (Penn State) and #40 Quentin Monaghan (Notre Dame) ... Named B1G Athlete of the Week for the second time after dropping #63 Axel Alvarez of Oklahoma in straight set ... Defeated #4 Roberto Cid of USF for the second time this season 7-6, 6-1 ... Claimed his third B1G weekly honor after his wins over #4 Roberto Cid (USF) and #27 Austin Smith (UGA) ... Knocked-off No. 25 William Bushamuka (UK) on his home court 7-6, 6-0 ... Closed out the regular season in style by providing the clinching point in the Buckeyes Big Ten title victory over No. 14 Northwestern with a 7-5, 6-4 win over No. 16 Konrad Zieba ... Also downed No. 13 Jared Hiltzik of Illinois 6-3, 6-4 ... Named Big Ten Athlete of the Week for the fourth time this season  following those victories ... Defeated No. 4 Aleks Vukic of Illinois 7-6, 6-1 in the Big Ten Tournament title match ... Took down the No. 21-ranked doubles team of Andreas Bjerrehus & Joao Monteiro of Virginia Tech in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... After losing his first two matches of the spring to end team competition, he claimed a three-set victory over No. 80 David Biosca of ETSU in the opening round of the NCAA Singles Championship … He then rolled to straight-set wins in his next four matches (No. 29 William Bushamuka of Kentucky, No. 39 Gustav Hansson of Ole Miss, No. 27 Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest and No. 5 Cameron Norrie of TCU) to reach the finals … Fell 6-3, 6-3 to UCLA’s Mackenzie McDonald in the championship match.

2014-15 (Freshman)

Singles 24-13 (15-10) … Doubles 20-11 (18-9 Dual) … Big Ten Freshman of the Year … First Team All-Big Ten … Named the ITA Midwest Region Freshman of the Year … Highest national ranking of 30 in singles … Was selected for the NCAA Singles Championship … Played 1 or 2 singles all spring … Had a tremendous start to his career, winning the singles title at the ITA Midwest Regional Championship ... Is just the second Buckeye freshman to win an ITA Midwest Regional singles title ... Defeated No. 6-ranked Jared Hiltzik of Illinois to win the title ... Fell to No. 2 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) in the opening round of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship ... Started his spring with a pair of singles wins against Butler & Xavier ... Knocked-off No. 29 Harrison Adams of Texas A&M 6-2, 6-1 ... Had a thrilling doubles win over USF in a tie-break that clinched the point ... Downed Notre Dame’s Josh Hager (#92) 6-2, 6-3 ... Defeated #12 Andrew Harris of Oklahoma 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in his first match at No. 1 singles ... Downed No. 53 Alejandro Espejo and Carlos Bautista of Tulsa 6-4 … Had a bit of an up-and-down run during Big Ten play … Won his last five doubles matches of the season, including an 8-5 win against Arthur Rinderknech and AJ Catanzariti of Texas A&M in the opening round of the NCAA Team Championship.

Prior to Ohio State

As a junior, competed in prestigious tournaments all over the World including Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2012 ... Best finish in the slams was a quarterfinal appearance in doubles at Wimbledon ... Highest ITF junior ranking was No. 25 ... Had four single titles and two doubles titles ... Selected for the Danish Davis Cup Team three times and won a pair of matches.

Personal

Son of Erik and Birgit Torpegaard ... Started playing tennis at the age of 6.