Ohio State Men’s Tennis to Face Michigan in Quarterfinals After Defeating USC in Super Regionals

    The fourth-seeded Ohio State men’s tennis team has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament for the 14th time in school history after defeating 13th-seeded USC, 4-2, in Super Regional play on Saturday.

    Ohio State’s doubles teams of Andrew Lutschaunig and Justin Boulais and Cannon Kingsley and JJ Tracy both won 6-1 to clinch the doubles point for Ohio State. Boulais also won his single match in straight sets. Jake Van Emburgh and Kingsley each earned singles wins in three sets, with Emburgh sealing the Super Regional win by coming back from a 2-4 deficit to win 6-4 in the final set.

    The Buckeyes will now face Michigan, who defeated Texas in their Super Regional match on Saturday, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. Ohio State will be out for revenge against its rivals after losing to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament championship.

    Ohio State will face Michigan at either 3 pm or 7 pm Thursday in Champaign, Illinois, where all of the final three rounds of this year’s NCAA Tournament will be held next weekend.

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