2014 Kick-Off Weekend
Varsity Indoor Tennis Center - Columbus, Ohio
January 25-26th, 2014
The Ohio State menís tennis team continues the 2014 season Saturday-Sunday with the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center. The Buckeyes first play No. 57 Denver Pioneers on Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by the No. 50 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders/No. 58 Louisville Cardinals match. Matches continue into Sunday with the consolation match being played at 10 a.m. and the qualifier match at 1 p.m.
What's At Stake:
The winners of the 15 ITA Kick-Off Championships, along with host Texas A&M, will travel to Houston for a chance to win the ITA Division I National Menís Team Indoor Championship. Ohio State has had success at the ITA Indoors, reaching the finals in 2007, 2008 and 2012. Last year, the Buckeyes posted back-to-back 7-0 victories over ETSU and Miami (Fla.) en route to their fifth consecutive ITA Kick-Off Championship. At the main ITA Indoors Championship in Seattle, Ohio State fell to the top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers in the semifinals in a 4-3 battle. Blaz Rola was named to the ITA All-Tournament team at No.1 singles, while Rola and Kevin Metka were named to the team at No. 3 doubles.
MTSU, Denver, Louisville, Ohio State
ITA Kick-Off Website