Redshirt junior Peter Kobelt advanced to the final of the ITA All-American Championships after winning five consecutive matches in the main draw.(Photo by Bill Kallenberg)
Oct. 7, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio– Peter Kobelt, a member of the Ohio State men’s tennis team, dropped a 7-5, 6-1 decision to No. 6 seed Alex Domijan of Virginia in the singles final of the 2012 ITA All-American Championships Sunday at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla. Kobelt, a redshirt junior from New Albany, Ohio, won five consecutive matches, including a pair of wins over two seeded players, in the main draw en route to the final.
In consolation singles play, Tampa, Fla., native and senior Connor Smith lost in the final to Jonas Lutjen of Mississippi, 6-3, 6-4. Smith won four consecutive matches in the back draw before suffering the loss to Lutjen.
The USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships is up next for the Buckeyes. The event will begin Oct. 18 in East Lansing, Mich.
2012 ITA All-American Championships
Case Tennis Center
Main Draw Singles
Peter Kobelt def. No. 10 Anthony Rossi, Kentucky 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Peter Kobelt def. Joe Salisbury, Memphis 6-4, 6-4
Peter Kobelt def. Marcos Giron, UCLA 6-3, 6-2
Peter Kobelt def. Mac Styslinger, Virginia 6-4, 6-4
Peter Kobelt def. No. 8 Ku Singh, Georgia 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
No. 6 Alex Domijan, Virginia def. Peter Kobelt 7-5, 6-1
Connor Smith def. Farris Gosea, Illinois 6-0, 6-7(4), 6-1
Connor Smith def. Enej Bonin, Denver 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Connor Smith def. Francisco Dias, George Washington University 6-2, 6-4
Connor Smith def. Raphael Hemmeler, Duke 6-2, 7-5
Jonas Lutjen, Mississippi def. Connor Smith 6-3, 6-4
Ohio State Marches to Round of 16