Outside the Shoe is a podcast that focuses on Ohio State sports that aren’t football or men’s basketball.
On this week’s edition of Outside the Shoe, Geoff Hammersley and Meredith Hein talk about both tennis programs at Ohio State.
The men’s team is in the NCAA Championship quarterfinals, playing North Carolina on Thursday evening (5 p.m. ET) for a spot in the semifinals. The Buckeyes have been near unstoppable this season, posting a 32-2 overall record — and cruising to victories in the three NCAA matches they’ve had this postseason. Led by JJ Wolf, Meredith breaks down how OSU has dominated the tennis circuit this season, and what they need to do Thursday evening to ensure the dream of a national championship stays alive.
Meredith then reviews the women’s tennis season, and how the team will look next year. Additionally, we discuss the singles and doubles championships taking place next week, which features standout freshman Isabelle Boulais. Boulais is the fifth Buckeye to make the women’s singles championships — and the third freshman to do so.
0:00 — Introduction
1:19 — What Ohio State must do against North Carolina to get the win.
2:31 — JJ Wolf and John McNally leading the way. How are they this dominant?
4:42 — OSU record at home, road, and neutral venues
5:05 — UNC key players
5:30 — OSU on upset alert?
6:23 — Time announcements for NCAA quarterfinal matches
7:13 — Women’s tennis team review
8:50 — Isabelle Boulais shines as freshman
10:26 — Men’s single/doubles preview