Buckeyes Set to Begin Action at USTA/ITA Indoors

Nov. 6, 2013



COLUMBUS, Ohio – Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka, members of the Ohio State men’s tennis team, are set to begin competition at the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. The prestigious event, hosted by Columbia University, will begin Thursday with the championship matches scheduled to conclude Sunday at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

The New Albany, Ohio native, Kobelt will face Ray Sarmiento of USC at 3:30 p.m. ET in the first round of the singles draw. In doubles play, Kobelt and Metka will compete against Sam Fleck and Chris Vrabel of Cornell at 9 a.m. Thursday to begin action at the championships. The winner of the doubles match will face Robin Doodman and Ravi Patel of Drake in the round of 16. 

Kobelt is 7-2 in singles play, while the Buckeye duo is 10-2 on the fall season, consisting of the ITA All-American Championships which took place Sept 30. through Oct. 6 as well as the Midwest Regional Oct. 17-21. The two-time ITA All-American, Kobelt won the ITA Midwest Regional singles title, while the OSU pair also claimed the doubles regional crown in Columbus.

To stay up to date with all the action of the tournament, live updates, photos and official tournament brackets of national indoors can be found on the event’s Tournament Central page, as well as the ITA’s Twitter and Facebook pages (@ITATennis). The official Twitter hashtag of the tournament is #NationalIndoors.

Don’t forget, the Buckeyes begin the 2014 season begins Jan. 22 when Ohio State takes on Butler at Nnoon 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. As always, admission is free.