Peter Kobelt and Connor Smith's bid for the ITA All-American championships doubles title ended Friday when they were upended by Michigan's Shaun Bernstein and Evan King, 8-4.
Oct. 5, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio- Peter Kobelt, a redshirt junior on the Ohio State men's tennis team, advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2012 ITA All-American Championships Friday after winning his round of 16 match in straight sets at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla. Kobelt downed UCLA's Marcos Giron, 6-3, 6-2, in the round of 16 to remain in contention for the prestigious title. Kobelt will face qualifier Mac Styslinger from Virginia at 10:30 a.m. ET Saturday.
Kobelt, a native of New Albany, Ohio, won consecutive matches Thursday to open his run in the singles bracket. After defeating No. 10 seed Anthony Rossi of Kentucky, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1, Kobelt beat Joe Salisbury of Memphis, 6-4, 6-4.
Unfortunately Kobelt's bid to win a doubles title at the All-American championships was halted when he and teammate Connor Smith were upended by Michigan's Shaun Bernstein and Evan King, 8-4.
In the consolation singles bracket, Smith had a successful day as he held off Enej Bonin of Denver 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Smith will face Francisco Dias of George Washington University at noon ET Saturday.
2012 ITA All-American Championships
Case Tennis Center
Main Draw Doubles
Peter Kobelt/Connor Smith def. Grant Ive/Tristan Jackson, Tulsa, 8-1
Shaun Bernstein/Evan King, Michigan def. Peter Kobelt/Connor Smith 8-4
Buckeyes Keep Rolling, Top Gophers 6-1