The No. 3 Ohio State men’s tennis team defeated Nebraska 7-0 Sunday afternoon to remain undefeated in the Big Ten.
The Buckeyes (21-2, 7-0 Big Ten) won the doubles match and dominated the six remaining singles matches to sweep the Cornhuskers (9-10, 0-7 Big Ten).
In his first Big Ten match of the season, redshirt senior Riley Reist joined senior Mikael Torpegaard to put the Buckeyes up 1-0 with a 6-2 doubles win.
Torpegaard followed up on the doubles win with another victory in his singles match, winning 6-2 and 6-1 against Nebraska junior Toby Boyer to extend the Buckeyes’ lead to 2-0.
“I felt like in doubles I served well and I try to carry over that momentum every time I play,” Torpegaard said. “Usually when my serve is on I win comfortably so it was great to have that happen today.”
Redshirt sophomore Alex Kobelt also capitalized in his first conference match of the season for the Buckeyes. He rolled over Nebraska freshman William Grattan-Smith, winning 7-5 and 6-0.
Ohio State pushed the lead to 3-0 when sophomore J.J. Wolf finished his match with 6-1 and 6-3 set victories.
“I just tried to focus on getting that first point in the game,” Wolf said. “When you start up in the game early it’s easier to finish them out and that’s one of the things our coach tells us to work on and I did that most of that match.”
Buckeyes sophomore Kyle Seelig picked up another win for Ohio State in a dominant 6-1, 6-2 performance versus Cornhusker freshman Isaac Nortey.
Ohio State will continue conference play when it takes on Illinois at home at noon Saturday for the top spot in the Big Ten.