The Ohio State men's tennis team defeated Cleveland State 4-0 Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Columbus.
The top-ranked and top-seeded Buckeyes got singles wins from Kyle Seelig, Martin Joyce and Alex Kobelt. Joyce and JJ Wolf fell in their doubles match to Cleveland State’s Nico Mostardi and Benjamin Slade, but the Buckeyes' tandems of Kobelt and Seelig and John McNally and Hunter Tubert won, giving the doubles point to Ohio State.
The Buckeyes face Vanderbilt — which defeated Notre Dame 4-3 Friday — in the second round Saturday.
Iowa’s Miranda Schulte hit a home run in the sixth inning to lift host Iowa over Ohio State 1-0.
Sarah Lehman of the Hawkeyes (32-15, 15-6) pitched a complete game and held the Buckeyes (32-15, 15-6) to two hits, struck out four and walked four. Ohio State’s Morgan Ray gave up three hits and one earned run in six innings while walking four and striking out six.
Ohio State fell to Georgia Tech 4-3 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee.
The 25th-ranked Buckeyes earned the doubles point to begin the match, notching a win from Shirori Fukuda and Kolie Allen and another from Danielle Wolf and Isabelle Boulais. Fukuda’s singles victory pushed the Buckeyes’ lead to 2-0, but Georgia Tech notched victories in the next three singles matches to take a 3-2 lead.
Ohio State's Luna Dormet defeated Victoria Flores in three sets to tie the match, but Georgia Tech’s Nami Otsuka prevailed in three sets over Kolie Allen to seal the Yellow Jackets’ victory.