On Friday, the No. 3 Ohio State men’s tennis team defeated No. 46 Indiana, 5-2, to secure at least a share of the program’s 13th-straight Big Ten title. The Buckeyes’ 10-0 conference record puts them one game ahead of No. 8 Illinois with the final matches of the regular season being played today.
OSU will visit Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., and the Fighting Illini will host Minnesota. The Big Ten Men’s Tennis Championships will be held at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex in Iowa City, Iowa this week from April 26-29. The Buckeyes and Illini are guaranteed of the top two seeds, and OSU defeated Illinois 4-0 in Columbus earlier this month.
In addition to their spotless B1G record, the Buckeyes are currently 25-2 overall on the season, with their only losses coming to No. 2 UCLA (1-4) and No. 19 Georgia (0-4) earlier this season.
With the conference crown, the Buckeyes become just the sixth program in conference history, regardless of sport, to earn 13-consecutive league championships.
The squad is led by senior Mikael Torpegaard, who is currently ranked fourth nationally. He is one of five Buckeyes ranked in the top 104 of the Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Rankings.
OSU will be back in action today against the Boilermakers beginning at noon ET.