Buckeyes Topple #23 Illinois in Dominant Fashion – Ohio State Buckeyes

COLOMBO, Ohio – The men’s tennis team no. 6 Ohio State scored a resounding 4-0 win over one of their biggest Big Ten rivals in # Illinois. 23. The duets of double n. 1 and n. 2 in the standings, Matej Vocel / Robert Cash and James Trotter / Justin Boulais, made their debut together and both scored victories. This match also marked Cash’s seasonal debut, where he had a perfect singles performance, losing zero games in a 6-0, 6-0 win in two sets.

This was the ninth win in their last ten games against Illinois, which also includes four 4-0.

The Buckeyes (3-0) kicked off early and took the doubles point with Vocel and Cash’s 7-5 win on field one and Boulais and Trotter’s 7-6 (3) win on field two.

In singles, the Buckeyes dominated and scored three straight wins to seal the 4-0 win. Cash scored a flawless 6-0, 6-0 win over Nic Meister at Field Six. Vocel followed soon after with a dominant 6-2, 6-1 win over Hunter Heck on field two. JJ Tracy sealed Buckeye’s impressive win with the third straight win of the day in his convincing 6-2, 6-0 defeat to Lucas Horve on fourth court.

# 6 State of Ohio 4, # 23 Illinois 0

Single
1. # 97 Olivier Stuart (ILL) vs # 21 Cannon Kingsley (OSU) 6-6 (11-11), unfinished
2. # 5 Matej Vocel (OSU) def. Hunter Heck (ILL) 6-2, 6-1
3. # 113 Alex Brown (ILL) v Jake Van Emburgh (OSU) 4-6, 4-3, unfinished
4. # 14 JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Lucas Horve (ILL) 6-2, 6-0
5. Gabrielius Guzauskas (ILL) v # 42 James Trotter (OSU) 3-6, 4-3, unfinished
6. # 95 Robert Cash (OSU) def. Nic Meister (ILL) 6-0, 6-0

Double
1. # 1 Robert Cash / Matej Vocel (OSU) def. Hunter Heck / Lucas Horve (ILL) 7-5
2. # 2 Justin Boulais / James Trotter (OSU) def. Alex Brown / Gabrielio Guzauskas (ILL) 7-6 (7-3)
3. Nic Meister / Olivier Stuart (ILL) v Cannon Kingsley / JJ Tracy (OSU) 5-6, unfinished

Match Notes:
State of Ohio 3-0; National ranking n. 6
Illinois 0-1; National ranking n. 23
Order of arrival: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,2,4)

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