Ohio State Duo Advances to Main Draw Doubles in Tulsa

Metka and Kobelt went 3-0 in qualifying doubles, winning by margins of 8-1, 8-3 and 8-3.
Metka and Kobelt went 3-0 in qualifying doubles, winning by margins of 8-1, 8-3 and 8-3.

Oct. 2, 2013


Columbus, Ohio - The Ohio State men's tennis doubles team of Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka advanced to the main draw doubles at the 2013 ITA All-American Championships.  After a first round bye, the Buckeye tandem won their next three qualifying matches to earn a spot in the main draw.

Beginning play in the second round of qualifying doubles, Kobelt and Metka dropped only one game to Ismael Dinia and Sidharta Hazarika, Binghamton University, en route to an 8-1 victory. Advancing to the third round of play, Kobelt and Metka defeated Oystein Steiro and Nelson Vick, North Carolina, by an 8-3 margin. With a spot in the main draw awaiting the winner, Kobelt and Metka faced Jeremy Efferding and Jordan Szabo, Texas A&M in the fourth round of qualifying doubles. The Ohio State tandem won 8-3 and will compete in the main draw doubles Thursday.

In addition to playing in the doubles bracket
, Kobelt will begin competition in the main draw singles as well Thursday. In 2012, Kobelt advanced to the championship singles match before falling 7-5, 6-1 to Virginia's Alex Domijan.

For the most up to date information regarding the 2013 ITA All-American Championships, be sure to follow the men's tennis team on Twitter and visit the ITA event site.

2013 ITA All-American Championships 
Oct. 2
Case Tennis Center 
Tulsa, Okla.

Qualifying Doubles
Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka - first round bye
Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka def. Ismael Dinia/Sidharta Hazarika, Binghamton University 8-1
Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka def. Oystein Steiro/Nelson Vick, North Carolina 8-3
Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka def. Jeremy Efferding/Jordan Szabo, Texas A&M 8-3