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UnknownPublished: 5/19/2023, Last updated: 3/15/2024
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Ohio State Men's Tennis Moves on to NCAA Semifinals

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Third-ranked Ohio State earned a spot in the NCAA Semifinals after posting a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over sixth-ranked Georgia at the USTA National Campus on Friday. Seventh-ranked Michigan wasn't as fortunate, falling to second-ranked TCU, 4-1, in quarterfinals action. Both matches were postponed from Thursday night due to inclement weather.

Ohio State (33-2) will meet TCU (26-2) on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET in what will be the Buckeye's seventh semifinals appearance under head coach Ty Tucker.

OSU trailed three times in the match against the Bulldogs, dropping the doubles point and falling behind 3-2 during singles play. Cannon Kingsley however came through at No. 2 singles, defeating 19th-ranked Philip Henning in straight sets. The focus then turned to Buckeye freshman Alexander Bernard, who rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the second set to finish off Miguel Perez Pena, 6-4, 7-5 to help OSU to its 18th consecutive victory.

Michigan (27-5) took to the court in 90 degree heat and promptly captured the doubles point. The Wolverines then dropped four-straight singles matches to the Horned Frogs, who have lost to only one team this year (top-ranked Texas, twice). While Michigan is finished with team competition for the season, four players will remain in Orlando to take part in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships.