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UnknownPublished: 5/20/2023, Last updated: 3/15/2024
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Ohio State to Play for National Championship on Sunday

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Ohio State men's tennis team recorded one of its biggest wins in program history, dispatching second-ranked TCU, 4-0, Saturday afternoon at the USTA National Campus to earn a spot in the NCAA Finals.

Third-ranked Ohio State (34-2) will meet fifth-ranked Virginia (29-4) with a national championship on the line at 12 p.m. ET Sunday. The match will be streamed live on The Buckeyes defeated the Cavaliers twice in a span of eight days in February. Virginia is the defending national champion.

Coach Ty Tucker's squad won its 19th-straight match in impressive fashion, claiming the doubles point and winning all three singles matches in straight sets. For the second day in a row, freshman Alexander Bernard claimed match point with a win at No. 5 singles.

Sunday's match will be Ohio State's third finals appearance as the Buckeyes previously played for the title in 2009 and 2018.