Ohio State Buckeyes top Columbia 4-0 in second round of NCAA men's tennis tournament

Staff reports
Cannon Kingsley won in doubles on Saturday.

The Ohio State men's tennis team defeated Columbia 4-0 in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday at the Ty Tucker Tennis Center.

The Buckeyes, seeded No. 4, will host No 13 Southern California in the Super Regional at noon Saturday.

Ohio State (26-3) got the doubles point with 6-3 victories by the teams of Cannon Kingsley/JJ Tracy and Andrew Lutschaunig/Justin Boulais. Winners in singles were Matej Vocel, Jake Van Emburgh and Boulais. Kingsley and JJ Tracy also were winning when OSU clinched the match.

Saturday’s match will be the fourth meeting between USC and Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament and the first in Columbus. USC won in the 2009 finals and the 2010 quarterfinals and the Buckeyes won in the 2013 quarterfinals.

#4 Ohio State 4, Columbia 0


1. #9 Cannon Kingsley (OSU) vs. #22 Alex Kotzen (COLUMBIA) 6-3, 5-5, unfinished

2. #13 Matej Vocel (OSU) def. Hugo Hashimoto (COLUMBIA) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

3. #19 JJ Tracy (OSU) vs. Max Westphal (COLUMBIA) 3-6, 6-3, 4-1, unfinished

4. #122 Jake Van Emburgh (OSU) def. Henry Ruger (COLUMBIA) 6-4, 6-3

5. #46 James Trotter (OSU) vs. Austin Huang (COLUMBIA) 6-4, 3-6, 2-2, unfinished

6. Justin Boulais (OSU) def. Roko Horvat (COLUMBIA) 6-2, 6-2


1. Matej Vocel/Robert Cash (OSU) vs. Henry Ruger/Theo Winegar (COLUMBIA) 5-2, unfinished

2. Andrew Lutschaunig/Justin Boulais (OSU) def. Roey Tabet/Max Westphal (COLUMBIA) 6-3

3. Cannon Kingsley/JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Roko Horvat/Alex Kotzen (COLUMBIA) 6-3