Ohio State men's tennis advances to NCAA regional

JJ Wolf won his singles match in Ohio State's defeat of Vanderbilt in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday. [File photo]

The Ohio State men’s tennis team defeated visiting Vanderbilt 4-0 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday afternoon.

The top-ranked and top-seeded Buckeyes (31-2) got off to a strong start by dominating the Commodores (16-12) to win the doubles point. John McNally and Hunter Tubert rolled to a 6-0 win to improve to 20-0 on the season, and Alex Kobelt and Kyle Seelig posted a 6-3 victory.

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Ohio State has won the doubles point in 31 of 33 matches this season.

The Buckeyes jumped out to big leads in five of the six singles matches before rained moved the action indoors. 

Victories by JJ Wolf (6-0, 6-1), Martin Joyce (6-1, 6-1) and Hunter Tubert (6-3, 6-2) clinched the match.

Ohio State will play host to a regional Saturday against 16th-seeded Columbia, which beat Penn State 4-0.

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