The Ohio State men's tennis team clinched a share of the Big Ten title for the 13th consecutive season with a 5-2 victory over Indiana on Friday at Bloomington, Indiana.
The third-ranked Buckeyes (25-2, 10-0) are just the sixth Big Ten team in any sport to win 13 straight conference titles. OSU can clinch the Big Ten outright with a win Sunday at Purdue.
OSU took the doubles point when the teams of Mikael Torpegaard-John McNally and Matt Mendez-Hunter Tubert each posted 6-4 victories. McNally, JJ Wolf and Tim Seibert clinched the match with singles victories and Kyle Seelig added a win for a 5-0 lead.
Indiana (13-11, 6-4) took the final two matches.
Track and field
Christine Frederick won the 5,000 meters with a personal-best time of 16 minutes, 25.77 seconds to lead the OSU women on the first day of the Jesse Owens Classic. Julia Rizk claimed silver in the 1,500 in 4:23.35. For the OSU men, Kevin Blank was third in the 1,500 in 3:49.57.
Jonathan Stiever pitched seven innings of five-hit ball and No. 8 Indiana beat Ohio State 4-0 in a Big Ten game at Bill Davis Stadium. Matt Gorski and Ryan Fineman each had two hits and an RBI for Indiana (29-6, 7-2), which won its ninth straight game. Noah McGowan had two hits for Ohio State (25-11, 6-4), which finished with just five hits.
Jaclyn Lee shot a 6-under-par 66 and leads the field after round one of the Big Ten championship at Maineville's TPC River's Bend. Lee carded a pair of eagles, including one on the par-5 18th hole after her only bogey of the day on 17. Michigan State’s Allyson Geer is a stroke back in second place. The Buckeyes are in third place at 289, one stroke behind second-place Maryland and six strokes behind Michigan State.
After spotting Illinois a 2-0 lead, Ohio State (13-6, 7-3) won four of the final five singles matches to take a 4-3 victory over the Illini (19-4, 7-3) at the Varsity Tennis Courts. Shiori Fukuda, Olivia Sneed and Danielle Wolf each won their matches in straight sets while Anna Sanford sealed the match with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 victory over Jaclyn Switkes.
Niki Carver and Shelby McCombs helped Ohio State (27-11, 8-6) break it open with a pair of two-run homers as the Buckeyes rolled to a 10-2 win over Michigan State (16-22,4-9) at Buckeye Field. The game was shortened to five innings because of the eight-run mercy rule. Morgan Ray (15-6) earned her 11th complete game, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits with three strikeouts.