COLUMBUS, Ohio – In its final home match of the season, No. 3 ranked Ohio State knocked-off No. 42 Louisville 4-0 on Saturday afternoon to punch its ticket to next week’s Sweet 16 in Athens, Ga. The Buckeyes will play No. 14 seed Oklahoma on Thursday, May 18 at Noon.
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- The Buckeyes improve to 31-3 on the season and finished the year a perfect 18-0 at home
- The win also improves Ohio State to 24-0 all-time in NCAA Tournament matches in Columbus
- In those 24 victories, the Buckeyes have allowed just five points
- Ohio State has advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 14th time overall including in each of the last 12 seasons
- The Buckeyes are now 14-1 all-time against Louisville and this was the first victory in the NCAA Tournament.
- This was the team’s 20th sweep of the season
- Ohio State jumped out to quick leads in all three doubles matches and rolled to 6-2 victories on courts two and three.
- Martin Joyce and Hugo Di Feo improve to a team-best 22-3 on the season
- Hunter Tubert and JJ Wolf won their ninth match of the year
- Mikael Torpegaard and Herkko Pollanen were ahead 4-2 when the match was stopped.
- Singles was a bit of tussle between the two teams.
- Torpegaard and Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff went back and forth in the first set before Torpegaard prevailed 7-4 in a tie-break. The Buckeye then caught his footing in the second set and was leading 5-2 when the match was halted.
- Pollanen put the second Buckeye point on the board with a dominating 6-0, 6-2 win in his final match in Columbus. The Finland native is not 27-7 on the season and a perfect 9-0 at the No. 5 spot.
- Di Feo made 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Nicolas Rouanet on court three. The win was his 30th of the season and the 53rd of his career.
- The clinching point came from Joyce on court four. He bested George Hedley 7-5, 6-2 to notch his 17th win of the campaign.
- Kyle Seelig won the opening set on court six over Clement Filho in a tie-break and then was up 2-1 in the second when the match was halted.
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