Oct. 6, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's tennis team finished play at the 2013 ITA Men's All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday with Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka losing in the consolation doubles semifinal.
In the opening round of consolation doubles, Kobelt and Metka defeated Alejandro Espejo and Dylan McCloskey of the host university, Tulsa, by an 8-3 margin. Then Kobelt and Metka won their consolation doubles quarterfinal match vs. Becker O'Shaughnessey and Daniil Proskura, Alabama by an 8-6 score. In consolation doubles semifinal action and their final match of the 2013 ITA All-American Championships, the Buckeye duo was defeated 8-7 (1) by Big Ten rivals Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski, Illinois.
Kobelt continued play in consolation singles and in his second round match vs. Joran Vliegen, East Carolina, Kobelt won the first set 6-4. Vilegen rallied to win the second and third sets 6-4 and advanced to third round play.
The Buckeyes play host for the ITA Midwest Regional Championships Oct. 17 to Oct. 22. A total of 20 teams from the Midwest region, both conference and non-conference opponents, will be competing in the tournament.
Ohio State's 2014 season begins Jan. 22 when the Buckeyes take on Butler at noon and Xavier at 6 p.m. Both matches will be played at the Varsity Tennis Center, located at 880 W. Henderson Road in Columbus, Ohio.
2013 ITA All-American Championships
Case Tennis Center
Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka def. Alejandro Espejo and Dylan McCloskey, Tulsa 8-3
Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka def. Becker O'Shaughnessey and Daniil Proskura, Alabama 8-6
Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski, Illinois def. Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka 8-7 (1)
Joran Vliegen, East Carolina def. Peter Kobelt 4-6, 6-4, 6-4