Men's Tennis

Ralf Steinbach
Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Halle, Germany

High School:
Sportgymnasium Halle

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Major:
Psychology

Ralf Steinbach
Ohio State Career Honors: 2014 ITA Indoor All-Tournament Team at No. 4 singles ... 2014 Second Team All-Big Ten.

2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman Season) - Singles: 26-6 (Dual: 26-6), Doubles: 22-8 (Dual: 24-8) ... Played third through sixth singles and all doubles positions ... earned second team All-Big Ten honors ... Two ranked wins over No. 97 Kevin Lai of Kentucky on Feb. 7 and No. 56 Tim Kopinski ... had a 2-1 record against ranked opponents ... posted four ranked wins over doubles opponents, including No. 4 Tim Kopinski/Ross Guignon in the B1G Tournament final vs. Illinois April 27 ... clinched five matches for the Buckeyes, including a 6-5 (7-4), 6-4 victory over Connor Farren of USC to capture the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, the first national title in program history ... was named to the ITA NTI All-Tournament Team at No. 4 singles... had a seven match winning streak in singles from Mar. 21-Apr. 11... won first six doubles matches of Buckeye career from Jan. 22-Feb. 4 ... first three singles matches for Ohio State were 6-0, 6-1 victories ... Finished the year winning 10-consecutive matches with Peter Kobelt at No. 1 doubles, including four over Top 30 duos.

Prior to Ohio State - Reached semifinals of ITF event in Umag, Croatia (ITF grade 1) ... won doubles in ITA event held in Berlin, Germany (ITF grade 1) ... won doubles at ITA event in Pancevo, Serbia (ITF grade 2) ...career high ATP singles ranking of 1106 and ATP doubles ranking of 998 ... five-year starter for TC Blau Weiss Dresden Blasewitz.

Personal - Son of Ralf and Silva ... has four sisters: Kathrin, Cynthia, Lydia and Kristin ... Lydia played on WTA Tour with career high singles ranking of 260 and doubles ranking of 170 ... dad was captain of German national water polo team ... enjoys playing soccer, handball and hockey.

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