Photo by Lydia Asplin/Nebraska Communications

Top-Ranked Buckeyes Knock Off Huskers, 6-1

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska men's tennis team (9-12, 1-5 Big Ten) fell to the top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (21-2, 6-0 Big Ten), 6-1, on Friday night at the Dillon Tennis Center.

Freshman William Gleason notched the Huskers' sole win of the match in a three-set thriller against Martin Joyce at the No. 3 position, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 10-5. Gleason is now 9-8 on the season with a 3-3 mark in Big Ten play. Junior Micah Klousia came back from behind and won the second set against No. 24 John McNally at the No. 2 spot, but fell just short in a super tiebreaker, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 10-2. 

In doubles play, senior Toby Boyer and Gleason dropped a 6-0 contest to No. 33 JJ Wolf/Martin Joyce at No. 1, 6-0, while senior Jon Meyer and sophomore Alvaro Moreno Lozano fell to Hunter Tubert/John McNally, 6-1 at the No. 3 spot. 

No. 1 JJ Wolf defeated No. 93 Boyer at the No. 1 spot, 6-0, 6-1 to start off singles competition. At the No. 6 spot, No. 111 James Trotter bested Alvaro Moreno, 6-1, 6-1. Sophomore Isaac Nortey fell to Alex Kobelt, 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 5 position as the Buckeyes clinched the match.

No. 68 Kyle Seelig then topped freshman Victor Moreno Lozano at No. 4, 6-4, 6-2, before Gleason got his win to earn NU's sole point of the match. Klousia's three-set loss to McNally finished off the 6-1 Buckeyes win. 

The Huskers will be back in action this Sunday, April 7, to take on the No. 30 Penn State Nittany Lions. The match is set to start at Noon CT -- most likely it'll be played outdoors.

Results

Singles

1. #1 JJ Wolf (OSU) def. #93 Toby Boyer (NU) 6-0, 6-1

2. #24 John McNally (OSU) def. Micah Klousia (NU) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 1-0 (10-2)

3. William Gleason (NU) def. Martin Joyce (OSU) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 1-0 (10-5)

4. #68 Kyle Seelig (OSU) def. Victor Moreno Lozano (NU) 6-4, 6-2

5. Alex Kobelt (OSU) def. Isaac Nortey (NU) 6-2, 6-4

6. #111 James Trotter (OSU) def. Alvaro Moreno Lozano (NU) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

1. #33 JJ Wolf/Martin Joyce (OSU) def. Toby Boyer/William Gleason (NU) 6-0

2. Micah Klousia/Victor Moreno Lozano (NU) vs. #18 Alex Kobelt/Kyle Seelig (OSU) 1-5, unfinished

3. Hunter Tubert/John McNally (OSU) def. Jon Meyer/Alvaro Moreno Lozano (NU) 6-1

Match Notes

Ohio State 21-2; National ranking #1

Nebraska 9-12

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,6,5,4,3,2)

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