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TULSA, Okla. - Mikael Torpegaard and Kyle Seelig each made impressive singles runs at the ITA All-American Championship in Tulsa but they both came to an end in three-set losses on Sunday.  

Torpegaard, who was the top-seed in the main draw, advanced to the semifinals before falling to North Carolina’s William Blumberg. Both the first and second sets went to tiebreakers with each player winning one. After each held serve in the opening two games of the third set, Blumberg won three-straight games to take control of the set.

Torpegaard halted the momentum with two-straight wins of his own but lost a crucial no-ad point at 4-3 and Blumberg would serve for the match. He fell behind Torpegaard 15-40 in that service game but came back to hold and win the game and match 6-3.

By advancing to the semifinals, Torpegaard earns a third-straight trip to the ITA Fall National Championships. This year’s event has moved from New York to Indian Wells.

Seelig was striving for his invitation to Indian Wells as the finalists in the consolation earned an invite. But Florida’s Johannes Ingildsen had other plans. The Gator jumped out to a 5-2 lead and won the opening set 6-3. Seelig rebounded by taking the second set by the same score and the two headed to a third set. In that deciding set, it was all Ingildsen as he won all six games for a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 victory.

Seelig won six matches on the week, advancing through the qualifying draw and making a run in the consolation draw. Seven of his eight matches went to a third set and he claimed victories over No. 62 Trey Yates, No. 31 Aron Hiltzik and No. 47 Guy Iradukunda.


Singles

October 2, 2017
Q1   Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) 6-4, 6-3
Q1   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. Filip Kraljevic (Ole Miss) 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
Q1   John McNally (Ohio State) def. Stephen Madonia (Florida) 6-1, 6-4

October 3, 2017
Q2   Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. Juan Carlos Aguilar (Texas A&M) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4
Q2   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. #62 Trey Yates (Kentucky) 6-3, 6-3
Q2   John McNally (Ohio State) def. #95 Mike Pervolarakis (Portland) 6-1, 6-3
Q3   Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. #106 Bo Boyden (North Carolina) 6-4, 6-4
Q3   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. Nick Stachowiak (Duke) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-1
Q3   Josh Goodger (Tulsa) def. John McNally (Ohio State) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

October 5, 2017
64   #1 Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) def. Giovanni Oradini (Mississippi State) 6-1, 6-4
64   #29 JJ Wolf (Ohio State) def. #55 Peter Bertran (USF) 6-2, 6-2
64   #7 Alfredo Perez (Florida) def. #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
64   #28 Gabriel Friedrich (South Carolina) def. Martin Joyce (Ohio State) 6-3, 6-2

October 6, 2017
32   #1 Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) def. #38 Victor Pham (Columbia) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
32   #104 Alexander Lebedev (Notre Dame) def. #29 JJ Wolf (Ohio State) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5)
C1   #75 Logan Staggs (UCLA) def. Martin Joyce (Ohio State) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
C1   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. Ricky Hernandez Tong (New Mexico) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4

Doubles

October 2, 2017
Q1   #51 JJ Wolf/John McNally (Ohio State) def. Francisco Cerundolo/Gabriel Friedrich (South Carolina) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
Q2   #51 JJ Wolf/John McNally (Ohio State) def. Mike Pervolarakis/Mathieu Garcia (Portland) 6-2, 6-3

October 3, 2017
Q3   Yuya Ito/Harrison Scott (Texas) def. #51 JJ Wolf/John McNally (Ohio State) 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6)

October 5, 2017

32   #13 Mikael Torpegaard/Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. #18 C. De La Bassetiere/Christian Lakoseljac (Penn State) 6-3, 6-3

October 6, 2017
16   #19 Will Little/Johannes Schretter (Baylor) def. #13 Mikael Torpegaard/Martin Joyce (Ohio State) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)

October 7, 2017
16   #1 Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) def. #22 Harrison Scott (Texas) 7-5, 6-3
C2   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. #31 Aron Hiltzik (Illinois) 6-3, 6-7 (9-11), 6-3
QF   #1 Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) def. #14 Gustav Hansson (Ole Miss) 6-4, 6-4
CQF  #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. #47 Guy Iradukunda (Florida State) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

October 8, 2017
SF   #5 William Blumberg (North Carolina) def. #1 Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) 7-6, 6-7, 6-3
CSF  #59 Johannes Ingildsen (Florida) def. #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

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October 7, 2017


Mikael Torpegaard and Kyle Seelig both won a pair of matches on Saturday at the ITA All-American Championship to advance to the main draw and consolation semifinals, respectively.

In his round of 16 match on Saturday morning, Torpegaard took on Texas’ Harrison Scott. He fell behind 5-3 in the first set but just like on Friday, he caught fire and won seven games in a row to take control of the match. He won the first set 7-5 and then jumped up 3-0 in the second. He held that edge the rest of the way for the 6-3 win.

Having earned his spot in next month’s ITA Fall National Championships, the Denmark native moved-on to the quarterfinals Saturday afternoon against Ole Miss’ Gustav Hansson. The two met last year in Tulsa in the round of 16 with Torpegaard coming out on top. This year, Torpegaard enjoyed a similar result. He took down Hansson 6-4, 6-4 to advance to Sunday’s semifinal where he’ll face North Carolina’s William Blumberg who is the No. 4 seed in the tournament.

In his consolation match on Saturday, Kyle Seelig took on Illinois’ top player in Aron Hiltzik. Seelig won the opening set 6-3 and held serve throughout the second to force a second-set tiebreak. The breaker was played as close as the set as it went 9-9 through the first 18 points. Hiltzik won a point on Seelig’s serve and then closed out the breaker 11-9 with another point on his own serve.

In the third, Seelig got the first break and went up 2-0 and after Hiltzik broke Seelig, the Buckeye won another game on Hiltzik’s serve to go up 3-1. He then held his serve on love for a 4-1 lead and also had a huge hold from 0-40 to push ahead 5-2. Seelig closed-out the set 6-3 to move into the quarterfinals.

In the quarters, he took on Florida State’s Guy Iradukunda. The Seminole won the first set 6-4 but Seelig answered by winning the second set 6-4. In his sixth three set match of the week, Seelig took the opening three games of the deciding set to grab the quick lead. He kept that momentum and rolled to a 6-1 win.

Seelig will now play Florida’s Johannes Ingildsen in the semifinals on Sunday. The two finalists in the consolation draw will earn a spot in the ITA Fall National Championship at Indian Wells.

Singles

October 2, 2017
Q1   Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) 6-4, 6-3
Q1   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. Filip Kraljevic (Ole Miss) 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
Q1   John McNally (Ohio State) def. Stephen Madonia (Florida) 6-1, 6-4

October 3, 2017
Q2   Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. Juan Carlos Aguilar (Texas A&M) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4
Q2   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. #62 Trey Yates (Kentucky) 6-3, 6-3
Q2   John McNally (Ohio State) def. #95 Mike Pervolarakis (Portland) 6-1, 6-3
Q3   Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. #106 Bo Boyden (North Carolina) 6-4, 6-4
Q3   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. Nick Stachowiak (Duke) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-1
Q3   Josh Goodger (Tulsa) def. John McNally (Ohio State) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

October 5, 2017
64   #1 Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) def. Giovanni Oradini (Mississippi State) 6-1, 6-4
64   #29 JJ Wolf (Ohio State) def. #55 Peter Bertran (USF) 6-2, 6-2
64   #7 Alfredo Perez (Florida) def. #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
64   #28 Gabriel Friedrich (South Carolina) def. Martin Joyce (Ohio State) 6-3, 6-2

October 6, 2017
32   #1 Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) def. #38 Victor Pham (Columbia) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
32   #104 Alexander Lebedev (Notre Dame) def. #29 JJ Wolf (Ohio State) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5)
C1   #75 Logan Staggs (UCLA) def. Martin Joyce (Ohio State) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
C1   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. Ricky Hernandez Tong (New Mexico) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4

Doubles

October 2, 2017
Q1   #51 JJ Wolf/John McNally (Ohio State) def. Francisco Cerundolo/Gabriel Friedrich (South Carolina) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
Q2   #51 JJ Wolf/John McNally (Ohio State) def. Mike Pervolarakis/Mathieu Garcia (Portland) 6-2, 6-3

October 3, 2017
Q3   Yuya Ito/Harrison Scott (Texas) def. #51 JJ Wolf/John McNally (Ohio State) 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6)

October 5, 2017

32   #13 Mikael Torpegaard/Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. #18 C. De La Bassetiere/Christian Lakoseljac (Penn State) 6-3, 6-3

October 6, 2017
16   #19 Will Little/Johannes Schretter (Baylor) def. #13 Mikael Torpegaard/Martin Joyce (Ohio State) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)

October 7, 2017
16   #1 Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) def. #22 Harrison Scott (Texas) 7-5, 6-3
C2   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. #31 Aron Hiltzik (Illinois) 6-3, 6-7 (9-11), 6-3
QF   #1 Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) def. #14 Gustav Hansson (Ole Miss) 6-4, 6-4
CQF  #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. #47 Guy Iradukunda (Florida State) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

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October 6, 2016


Mikael Torpegaard and Kyle Seelig both claimed three-set victories on Friday in Tulsa at the ITA All-American Championship.

Torpegaard’s second round match was against Columbia’s Victor Pham. The two traded breaks to start and was on serve at 5-5 when Pham won the final two games of the opening set to win 7-5. In the second, Topregaard got the first break to take a 4-2 lead and would go on to win 6-3. The top-seeded Torpegaard then showed his medal in the third. He fell behind 0-2 and was down 0-30 when he reeled-off 18 of the next 19 points to retake control of the match. He would go on to win the set and the match 6-2.

Torpegaard advances to the round of 16 where he will take on Texas’ Harrison Scott. The winner will receive an invitation to the Oracle/ITA National Fall Championships at Indian Wells.

JJ Wolf took on Notre Dame’s Alex Lebedev in a second round main draw match. Lebedev won the first set 6-3 and both players would hold serve throughout the second to head to a tiebreaker. Wolf broke a 2-2 tie with three-straight points and would go on to take the breaker 7-4. The third set was much like the second as it was played on serve through 5-4. Wolf had a couple of match points on Lebedev’s serve but Lebedev was able to hold. Wolf didn’t have any trouble holding his serve to go back up 6-5 and Lebedev followed suit to send the match to a deciding breaker.

The tie-break was played tightly as neither was able to gain more than a one-point edge through the first 10 points. Lebedev held for a 6-5 lead and then won the match-clinching point on Wolf’s serve.

In consolation action on Friday, Seelig kept his good play going with a three-set win over New Mexico’s Ricky Hernandez Tong. Seelig, who was coming off a tough three-set match with No. 7 Alfredo Perez on Thursday, dropped the opening set 6-3 on Friday and was on serve at 3-3 in the second. He then won three-straight games to take the second set 6-3. The third set was another solidly played set. Seelig had a chance to break at 3-3 and then won a crucial no-ad point to hold for 4-4. He used that boost to break at 5-4 and served out a 6-4 victory.

Seelig advances to play Illinois’ Aron Hiltzik in the second round. The finalists of the consolation bracket will also earn a trip to Indian Wells for the National Fall Championships.

Martin Joyce went up an early break in his consolation match with UCLA’s Logan Staggs and held the advantage the rest of the set to take the opener 6-4. Staggs turned the tables in the second and won 6-2, forcing a deciding set. In the third, Staggs raced-out to a 4-1 lead and won the set by the same score of 6-2.

The afternoon doubles match for Torpegaard and Joyce was against the Baylor pair of Will Little and Johannes Schretter. The Buckeyes won the first four games of the match and took the opening set 6-2. The teams traded breaks early in the second and was on serve until Little and Schretter broke at 5-4 to in the set 6-4.

Torpegaard and Joyce jumped to a 3-0 lead in the super-set and after a Baylor double-fault, they split their serves for a 5-2 edge. Two Baylor holds made it 5-4 and then the Buckeyes lost both points on their serve to fall behind 6-5. OSU was able to get back on serve at 7-7 and traded breaks, the OSU point coming on a nice lob by Joyce.

A miscommunication between the Buckeyes at 9-9 led to a long volley and the Bears were able to hammer home the final point off a service return to win the super-set 11-9.

Singles

October 2, 2017
Q1   Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) 6-4, 6-3
Q1   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. Filip Kraljevic (Ole Miss) 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
Q1   John McNally (Ohio State) def. Stephen Madonia (Florida) 6-1, 6-4

October 3, 2017
Q2   Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. Juan Carlos Aguilar (Texas A&M) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4
Q2   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. #62 Trey Yates (Kentucky) 6-3, 6-3
Q2   John McNally (Ohio State) def. #95 Mike Pervolarakis (Portland) 6-1, 6-3
Q3   Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. #106 Bo Boyden (North Carolina) 6-4, 6-4
Q3   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. Nick Stachowiak (Duke) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-1
Q3   Josh Goodger (Tulsa) def. John McNally (Ohio State) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

October 5, 2017
64   #1 Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) def. Giovanni Oradini (Mississippi State) 6-1, 6-4
64   #29 JJ Wolf (Ohio State) def. #55 Peter Bertran (USF) 6-2, 6-2
64   #7 Alfredo Perez (Florida) def. #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
64   #28 Gabriel Friedrich (South Carolina) def. Martin Joyce (Ohio State) 6-3, 6-2

October 6, 2017
32   #1 Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) def. #38 Victor Pham (Columbia) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
32   #104 Alexander Lebedev (Notre Dame) def. #29 JJ Wolf (Ohio State) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5)
C1   #75 Logan Staggs (UCLA) def. Martin Joyce (Ohio State) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
C1   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. Ricky Hernandez Tong (New Mexico) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4

Doubles

October 2, 2017
Q1   #51 JJ Wolf/John McNally (Ohio State) def. Francisco Cerundolo/Gabriel Friedrich (South Carolina) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
Q2   #51 JJ Wolf/John McNally (Ohio State) def. Mike Pervolarakis/Mathieu Garcia (Portland) 6-2, 6-3

October 3, 2017
Q3   Yuya Ito/Harrison Scott (Texas) def. #51 JJ Wolf/John McNally (Ohio State) 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6)

October 5, 2017

32   #13 Mikael Torpegaard/Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. #18 C. De La Bassetiere/Christian Lakoseljac (Penn State) 6-3, 6-3

October 6, 2017
16   #19 Will Little/Johannes Schretter (Baylor) def. #13 Mikael Torpegaard/Martin Joyce (Ohio State) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)

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October 5, 2016

Top-seeded Mikeal Torpegaard got his tournament started off on the right foot on Thursday as he won both a singles and doubles match at the ITA All-American Championship in Tulsa.

Torpegaard took on qualifier Giovanni Oradini in his first singles match. Each player held serve on their opening serves of the match but then Torpegaard took over and rolled to a 6-1 victory. He then took the second set 6-4, holding serve throughout the entire match. He advances to face Columbia’s Victor Pham in the second round on Friday.

JJ Wolf got his singles tournament started against No. 55-ranked Peter Bertran of USF. Wolf took control early, winning the first three games and eventually the set 6-2. The same held true in the second as the Buckeye sophomore would also win that set 6-2 and advanced to the round of 32 where he’ll face Alex Lebedev of Notre Dame. The two met during the regular season last year with Wolf winning a three-setter.

Kyle Seelig, who made his way through the qualifier, played Florida’s top player and No. 7-ranked Alfredo Perez in his opening round match. The two traded breaks to start and then Seelig went up 3-2 with his second break of the set. Perez got back on serve at 4-4 and they would each hold into a tie-break. Seelig jumped ahead 4-0 in the breaker and kept the edge for a 7-4 win.

Seelig took another lead midway through the second set and was serving for the match up 5-3 but Perez battled back to even the set at 5-5. Again, the set would go to a tie-break but this time, Perez took control and won the breaker 7-1. The Gator was able to roll that momentum into the deciding set and eventually took the match 6-2.

Martin Joyce’s singles run also ended on Friday as he fell in straight sets to South Carolina’s Gabriel Friedrich 6-3, 6-2.

But Joyce joined Torpegaard at the end of the day and the two dominated their Big Ten brethren from Penn State Constant De La Bassetiere and Christian Lakoseljac. The Buckeyes got a break in the first to go up 5-3 and then held at love to win the opener 6-3. They then won by the same score in the second to punch their ticket to the round of 16 where they will face Will Little and Johannes Schretter of Baylor.

Singles

October 2, 2017
Q1   Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) 6-4, 6-3
Q1   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. Filip Kraljevic (Ole Miss) 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
Q1   John McNally (Ohio State) def. Stephen Madonia (Florida) 6-1, 6-4

October 3, 2017
Q2   Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. Juan Carlos Aguilar (Texas A&M) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4
Q2   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. #62 Trey Yates (Kentucky) 6-3, 6-3
Q2   John McNally (Ohio State) def. #95 Mike Pervolarakis (Portland) 6-1, 6-3
Q3   Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. #106 Bo Boyden (North Carolina) 6-4, 6-4
Q3   #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. Nick Stachowiak (Duke) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-1
Q3   Josh Goodger (Tulsa) def. John McNally (Ohio State) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

October 5, 2017
64   #1 Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) def. Giovanni Oradini (Mississippi State) 6-1, 6-4
64   #29 JJ Wolf (Ohio State) def. #55 Peter Bertran (USF) 6-2, 6-2
64   #7 Alfredo Perez (Florida) def. #110 Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
64   #28 Gabriel Friedrich (South Carolina) def. Martin Joyce (Ohio State) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

October 2, 2017
Q1   #51 JJ Wolf/John McNally (Ohio State) def. Francisco Cerundolo/Gabriel Friedrich (South Carolina) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
Q2   #51 JJ Wolf/John McNally (Ohio State) def. Mike Pervolarakis/Mathieu Garcia (Portland) 6-2, 6-3

October 3, 2017
Q3   Yuya Ito/Harrison Scott (Texas) def. #51 JJ Wolf/John McNally (Ohio State) 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6)

October 5, 2017

32   #13 Mikael Torpegaard/Martin Joyce (Ohio State) def. #18 C. De La Bassetiere/Christian Lakoseljac (Penn State) 6-3, 6-3



October 3, 2017

The Buckeye quintet enjoyed a perfect day in Tulsa on Monday at the ITA All-American 


Martin Joyce and Kyle Seelig each won their third round qualifying matches on Tuesday to advance to the main draw of the ITA All-American Championship.

Kyle Seelig started the day with a solid 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 5-seed Trey Yates of Kentucky. After trading breaks to open the first set, Seelig got a break late in the set and then held for the 6-3 victory. In the second, he fell behind 3-0 before rallying to win the next six games to take the set and the match.

His third round match was against Duke’s Nick Stachowiak. He fell behind a break at the start of the first set but broke back and was back on serve at 5-5. Seelig would break again to take a 6-5 advantage but couldn’t hold serve and the two went to a first set breaker. In the tie-break, Seelig took a 3-1 edge and held the lead until Stachowiak won back-to-back points to even the score at 6-6. The Blue Devil then made it four-straight points and took the breaker 8-6.

Seelig then retook the momentum by winning the second set 6-2. He kept the upper hand and rolled to a 6-1 win in the third and earned a spot in the main draw.

Joyce found himself down 5-4 in the opening set with Texas A&M’s Juan Carlos Aguilar before breaking to get back on serve and would eventually go to a tie-break. In the breaker, Joyce fell behind 5-3 and went on to lose 7-4.

Joyce went up an early break in the second and led 4-2 after holding serve. Both players held serve the rest of the set and Joyce forced a deciding set with a 6-4 win. In the third, Joyce again went up a break midway through and would go on to win the third set 6-4.

McNally took on a familiar opponent in Portland’s Mike Pervolarakis on Tuesday morning. The two faced one another on Monday evening in a doubles match which the Buckeyes won. In their singles match, the young Buckeye grabbed a pair of early breaks and rolled to a 6-1 opening set victory. He then kept the momentum for a 6-3 win in the second set to advance to the third round.

In that third round match with Tulsa’s Josh Goodger, McNally lost the opening set 6-3 and fought his way into a tie-break in the second but also fell short in that and his run was done.

He then joined JJ Wolf late Tuesday evening for a third round doubles qualifying match against the Texas duo of Harrison Scott and Yuya Ito. Scott and Ito won the first set 7-5 but the Buckeyes came back to win the second set 6-1. The deciding super-set went to the Longhorns however as they won 10-6.



October 2, 2017

The Buckeye quintet enjoyed a perfect day in Tulsa on Monday at the ITA All-American Championship, winning all five matches they played.

Kyle Seelig advanced to the second round of qualifying on Tuesday with his 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 win on Monday over Ole Miss' Filip Kraljevic. Seelig controlled the first set and was up a break late in the second before falling in a tie-break. He then regained momentum by winning the first three games of the deciding set and would roll to a 6-3 victory. He's set to take on Kentucky's Trey Yates who is the No. 5 seed in the qualifying draw on Tuesday morning.

Junior Martin Joyce also advanced to the second round with a solid 6-3, 6-4 win over Georgia Tech's Elijah Melendez. He now faces pre-qualifier Juan Carlos Aguilar of Texas A&M who defeated No. 10 seed Alberto Barroso-Campos on Monday.

John McNally made his Ohio State debut Monday morning and rolled to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Florida's Stephen Madonia. The final two rounds of singles qualifying will be played on Tuesday.

In doubles qualifying action, the decorated duo of McNally and JJ Wolf won their first two matches as Buckeyes to advance to Tuesday's third round. They opened with a three-set win over Francisco Cerundolo and Gabriel Friedrich of South Carolina 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7). After losing the opening set, they rallied for a resounding win in the second and used that momentum for a win in the tie-break.

Feeding off that win and only having a short break, the two came out hot and took the opening set 6-2 from the Portland duo of Mike Pervolarakis and Mathieu Garcia. The Buckeyes then raced to a 3-0 lead in the second set and rode out a 6-3 win.



October 1, 2017

Five members of the Ohio State men's tennis team will begin the collegiate season this week at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championship in Tulsa, Okla.

Kyle Seelig, Martin Joyce and freshman John McNally will get started in the singles qualifier on Monday morning.

In the doubles qualifier, McNally will join JJ Wolf for a match on Monday afternoon.

Live scoring and video of both qualifiers will be available at http://streamingtennis.com/Tulsa/

The country's top-ranked player Mikael Torpegaard is in the main singles and doubles draw and will begin his week on Thursday. He will play doubles this week with Joyce. Wolf is also in the main singles draw.

Singles quarterfinalists and doubles finalists as well as the consolation winners will receive an automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y., next month.

Check back to OhioStateBuckeyes.com for recaps of each day's action.