Third-seeded Ohio State toppled Minnesota for the third time this season, winning 4-1 on Friday to advance to the NCAA men's tennis quarterfinals in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Mikael Torpegaard, JJ Wolf and Hunter Tubert all won in both singles and doubles to lead the Buckeyes to their 20th straight victory.
Ohio State (32-2) advances to face No. 6-seed Mississippi State (23-2) at noon Saturday.
Ohio State golfer Jaclyn Lee shot an even-par 72 and is tied for 11th place after the opening round of the NCAA championships at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Lee had five birdies to lead the Buckeyes to a 22-over-par first round despite the hot and humid conditions. Ohio State sits in 19th place.
Alex Wright shot a 4-over 76 to close the day tied for 51st.
Taylor Stephens delivered a pinch-hit, three-run double in the bottom of the sixth to give the Buckeyes a 3-1 victory over South Florida in the first round of an NCAA regional in Gainesville, Florida.
After Bulls starting pitcher Georgina Corrick (15-8) loaded the bases with a single and two walks in the sixth, Stephens batted for Taylor White and punched a two-out double to right-center field that broke a scoreless tie.
Lindsey Devitt narrowed the Buckeyes’ lead to two in the final inning with an RBI double for the Bulls (38-22), but OSU starting pitcher Shelby McCombs (17-6) held on for the complete-game win.
Ohio State (35-14) moves on to face the winner of the No. 2 Florida-Bethune-Cookman game.
Two costly errors in the seventh sparked a three-run inning for host Michigan State as Ohio State fell to the Spartans 6-2 in a Big Ten game in East Lansing, Michigan.
With Michigan State up 3-2, the Spartans capitalized on a fielding error at second base that allowed runners on second and third to score, then an ensuing throwing error on a botched pickoff attempt at first base tacked on an insurance run for Michigan State (19-30, 10-12).
OSU starting pitcher Ryan Feltner (4-5) went 6 2/3 innings and gave up three earned runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
Tyler Cowles had an RBI double in the first for the Buckeyes (34-19, 14-9), and Kobie Foppe doubled and scored on a throwing error to pull OSU to 3-2 in the seventh.