Houston- The fifth-ranked Ohio State men’s tennis team is advancing to finals of the ITA National Men’s Team Indoor Championship being held at the Downtown Club at the Met in Houston, Texas. The Buckeyes knocking off top ranked Virginia in the semifinals Sunday 4-3.
Down 3-1, the Buckeyes (12-0) fought back to win the Top 5 contest and advance to the championship match at Noon CST Monday. Under director of tennis and head coach Ty Tucker, Ohio State remains the only team to defeat Virginia – the defending champions - in the Indoor Championships in the last six years, with the Buckeyes winning as well in the semifinals during 2012 campaign. The Buckeyes now turn the championship match, against No. 3 USC. The Trojans defeated 2nd ranked UCLA 4-3. Last season, the Buckeyes defeated the Trojans, 4-3, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament before being edged by UCLA, 4-3, in the NCAA semifinals in Illinois. The match will be held at 1:00 p.m. EST tomorrow.