Men's Tennis

Blaz Rola Advances to Quarterfinals of NCAA Singles Championship

Go Buckeyes! Rola defeated South Carolina's Tsvetan Mihov 6-3, 6-2.
Go Buckeyes!
Rola defeated South Carolina's Tsvetan Mihov 6-3, 6-2.
Go Buckeyes!

May 24, 2013

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COLUMBUS, Ohio
 – Blaz Rola, a junior on the Ohio State men’s tennis team, advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championship Friday afternoon following a 6-3, 6-2 win over Tsvetan Mihov of South Carolina at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex/Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Ill.

Rola, who advanced to the quarterfinals in 2011 and the semifinals in 2012, will face Duke’s Henrique Cunha next. For the third-consecutive time of the tournament, Rola, a native of Slovenia, won his match in straight sets to improve to 29-1 overall as an at-large selection.

For updated singles and doubles brackets, including updated start times, log on to the official NCAA Tournament Central page.

Redshirt junior and seventh seed Peter Kobelt dropped a 6-4, 6-2 decision to Sebastian Fanselow of Pepperdine in the round of 16. The Buckeye from New Albany, Ohio, finishes the 2012-13 season as an All-American with a 36-9 overall record. Kobelt’s 36 victories this season are a tie for the team best with senior Connor Smith, who wrapped up the campaign with a 36-7 record.

2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Singles Championship
May 24, 2013
Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex/Atkins Tennis Center
Urbana, Ill.

Singles
Peter Kobelt
First Round – No. 7>Peter Kobelt def. Fred Saba (Duke), 6-3, 6-2
Second Round – No. 7>Peter Kobelt def. Dennis Novikov (UCLA), 6-7(1), 7-6(5), 6-1
Round of 16 – Sebastian Fanselow (Pepperdine) def.>Peter Kobelt, 6-4, 6-2

Blaz Rola
First Round –>Blaz Rola def. Ben McLachlan (California), 6-2, 7-6(4)
Second Round –>Blaz Rola def. Malte Stropp (Mississippi State), 6-1, 6-4
Round of 16 –>Blaz Rola def. Tsvetan Mihov (South Carolina), 6-3, 6-2


 

 

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