No. 64 MTennis Falls to No. 4 Ohio State, 7-0
No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 64 Miami
|#1 Peter Kobelt||6||6|
|#13 Connor Smith||6||6|
|#30 Chris Diaz||6||6|
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The No. 64 University of Miami men’s tennis team fell to No. 4 Ohio State, 7-0, in the Columbus Regional championship match of the ITA Kickoff weekend event.
Today’s loss puts the Canes’ record at 2-2 on the spring season.
Ohio State won the doubles point with wins from the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Omar Aly and Gabriel Flores were downed by Blaz Rola and Connor Smith, 8-4, at the No. 2 position. Diego Soto and Henrique Tsukamoto, playing at No. 3 doubles, fell to Ohio State’s Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka, 8-3. Wilfredo Gonzalez and Marco Stancati were tied with Devin McCarthy and Ille Van Engelen at five, before the match was called and scored as unfinished.
The Canes couldn’t find a rhythm in singles as five of the six singles matches against the Buckeyes were lost in straight sets. Ohio State’s success at singles play doesn’t come as a surprise, as the team touts the No. 1, No. 13 and No. 30 ranked singles players in the nation.
At No. 1 singles, Diego Soto fell 6-0 in first set, before being defeated in the second, 6-3, by Blaz Rola.
The Canes surrendered two more points after being defeated by Peter Kobelt and Connor Smith, who areranked No. 1 and No. 13 at singles play, respectively. Wilfredo Gonzalez had a tough loss against Kobelt, losing 6-1 in the first set and 6-2 in the second. Victor Mauz fell to Smith, 6-2, 6-2. No. 30 Chris Diaz defeated Marco Stancati, 6-1, 6-0 in the fifth position. Hunter Callahan completed the shutout for the Buckeyes with a 6-0, 6-0, win over newcomer William Albanese.
After splitting a pair of matches this weekend, the Hurricanes look to bounce back as they open play at home when they host UCF Friday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. followed by another home match on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. against Rice at the Neill Schiff Tennis Center.
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Tennis Match Results
Miami, Fla. vs Ohio State
Jan 27, 2013 at Columbus, Ohio
(Varsity Tennis Center)
#4 Ohio State 7, #64 Miami, Fla. 0
1. Blaz Rola (OSU) def. Diego Soto (MIA) 6-0, 6-3
2. #1 Peter Kobelt (OSU) def. Wilfredo Gonzales (MIA) 6-1, 6-2
3. Devin McCarthy (OSU) def. Gabriel Flores (MIA) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
4. #13 Connor Smith (OSU) def. Victor Mauz (MIA) 6-2, 6-2
5. #30 Chris Diaz (OSU) def. Marco Stancati (MIA) 6-1, 6-0
6. Hunter Callahan (OSU) def. William Albanese (MIA) 6-0, 6-0
1. Devin McCarthy/Ille Van Engelen (OSU) vs. Wilfredo Gonzales/Marco Stancati (MIA) 5-5, unfinished
2. Blaz Rola/Connor Smith (OSU) def. Omar Aly/Gabriel Flores (MIA) 8-4
3. Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka (OSU) def. Diego Soto/Henrique Tsukamoto (MIA) 8-3
Miami, Fla. 2-2; National ranking #64
Ohio State 6-0; National ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (6,5,1,2,4,3)
Official: Vince Solomon T-2:30 A-115