COLUMBUS, Ohio – Vanderbilt men’s tennis concluded a stellar season after falling short to No. 1 Ohio State in the second round of the NCAA Championship.
Top-ranked Ohio State took an early 1-0 lead over the Commodores with victories on courts 2 and 3 to secure the doubles point.
Commodore pair George Harwell and Max Freeman battled against Buckeye pair Hunter Tubert and John McNally but fell short, 6-0, followed by Dore duo Macsen Sisam and Panu Virtanencoming short to Ohio State’s No. 51 Alex Kobelt and Kyle Seelig, 6-3, on Court 2.
In singles, the Commodore comeback fell short with the Buckeyes earning three consecutive victories over the Dores.
Advancing Ohio State’s lead to 2-0, No. 2 JJ Wolf defeated senior Cam Klinger, 6-0, 6-1, followed by Sisam falling short to No. 111 Martin Joyce, 6-1, 6-1.
Ohio State’s Hunter Tubert clinched the match for the Buckeyes with a 6-3, 6-2 win over junior Virtanen, ending Vanderbilt’s season.
The Dores conclude the spring with a 16-12 overall record and a 4-8 conference record.
The Dores had advanced to the Round of 32 with a 4-3 victory over No. 26 Notre Dame on Friday at the OSU Varsity Center.
With team play completed, two Commodores look to continue their individual postseason runs. No. 7 doubles pair Billy Rowe and Klinger will compete in the NCAA Doubles Championship on May 20-25 in Orlando, Florida.
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