Ralf Steinbach
Ralf  Steinbach

RS Junior

Halle, Germany

High School:
Sportgymnasium Halle

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185



Buckeyes Sweep Big Ten's Yearly Awards

Torpegaard named POY, Di Feo named FOY and Tucker named COY


Ralf Steinbach Named B1G Athlete of the Week

Steinbach was a perfect 5-0 in both singles and doubles last week


Ohio State Opens At No. 5 In First ITA Poll

Junior Chris Diaz starts the year ranked No. 21

Ohio State Career Honors - 2014 ITA Indoor All-Tournament Team at No. 4 singles ... 2014 Second Team All-Big Ten ... B1G Athlete of the Week on 1/27/15 ... 2015 OSU Scholar-Athlete ... 2015 ITA Doubles All-American … Academic All-Big Ten in 2015.

2014-15 (Redshirt-Sophomore) -
Singles 29-9 (22-6 Dual) … 29-11 (20-8 Dual) … Highest national ranking was 62 in singles and No. 3 in doubles … Earned ITA Doubles All-America honors, the first of his career … Was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree as well as an OSU Scholar-Athlete … Was undefeated in his last 11 singles matches of the year … Led the team with 29 singles victories … Made it through qualifying at the ITA All-American Championship ... Had a solid run at with doubles partner Kevin Metka at the ITA Midwest Regionals, finishing runner up ... Also advanced to the singles semifinals at the Midwest Regionals ... Fell in the round of 16 at the USTA National Indoor Championships but rebounded to win the consolation bracket ... Defeated the 6th-ranked team of Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur of Columbia in the finals ... Had a perfect 10-0 week with five wins at No. 1 doubles and No. 3 singles and helped the Buckeyes get back to the ITA Indoor Championships ... Was rewarded with the B1G Athlete of the Week on Jan. 27 ... Defeated No. 11 Tom Kopinski and Ross Guigon of Illinois 6-0 at the ITA Indoor Championships ... Beat Notre Dame’s No. 4-ranked team of Alex Lawson and Billy Pecor 6-3 and then rallied after losing the first set 6-0 to Pecor to defeat him in singles action ... Downed the No. 6 team of Dane Webb and Axel Alvarez of #1 Oklahoma 6-4 … Had a seven-match doubles win-streak during Big Ten play … Lost just three singles matches since the start of the March … Won in straight set over Jordi Arconada of Texas A&M in the team’s opening round NCAA Tournament loss.

2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman) -
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.

Ralf Steinbach's Career Records

Year Tournament Dual Big Ten Overall
2014-15 7-3 22-6 7-1 29-9
2013-14 0-0 26-6 10-1 26-6
Total 7-3 48-12 17-2 55-15
Year Tournament Dual Big Ten Overall
2014-15 9-4 20-8 5-2 29-12
2013-14 0-0 24-8 7-2 24-8
Total 9-4 44-16 12-4 53-20