Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NCAA 2011: Ohio State Bows Out In Semis… On to the Individuals

The Ohio State Buckeyes had a great run to the semifinals of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Team Championship, but it ended there as the top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers took them out of trophy contention (before they fell to three-peat champions University of Southern California.  Despite the fact that the Buckeyes took the doubles point, they No. 1 ranked Cavalier were just too good in singles and Sanam Singh sealed the 4-2 win at No.3.

No. 1 Virginia 4, No.4 Ohio State 2
Michael Shabaz (V) defeated Blaz Rola (OSU), 6-4,6-4
Alex Domijan (V) defeated Chase Buchanan (OSU), 6-2,6-2
Sanam Singh (V) defeated Ille Van Engelen (OSU), 4-6,6-3,6-1
Jarmere Jenkins (V) defeated Matt Allare (OSU), 6-3,6-7(3),6-2
Devin McCarthy (OSU) defeated Justin Shane (V), 2-6,6-4,6-3
Order of Finish:  2,1,5,4,3

Julen Uriguen (V) vs. Balazs Novak (OSU), 4-6,6-4,2-1 Did Not Finish
Courtney/Shabaz (V) vs. Allare/Kobelt (OSU), 8-8 (3-3) Did Not Finish
Buchanan/Uzawa (OSU) defeated Jenkins/Uriguen (V), 8-6
3. Rola/Novak (OSU) defeated Domijan/Singh (V), 8-6
 Order of Finish: 2, 3

There are plenty more Big Ten players to see at the NCAAs as the conference is represented quite well in the individual events. Stay tuned for results from…


Matt Allare, Ohio State vs. Costin Paval, Oklahoma
Chase Buchanan, Ohio State (9-16) vs. Ray Sarmiento, Southern California
Blaz Rola, Ohio State (5) vs. Ryan Thacher, Stanford
Dennis Nevolo, Illinois (9-16) vs. Ivan Salec, Radford
Evan King, Michigan (right) vs. Tim Puetz, Auburn
Jason Jung, Michigan vs. Brandley Klahn, Stanford
Marek Michalicka, Wisconsin vs. Austin Krajicek, Texas A&M

Matt Allare/Peter Kobelt, Ohio State vs. Boris Conkic/John-Patrick Smith, Tennessee (1)
Chase Buchanan/Blaz Rola, Ohio State vs. Steve Johnson/Ray Sarmiento, Southern California
Jason Jung/Evan King, Michigan vs. Jaak Poldma/J.T. Sundling, Southern California

Denise Muresan, Michigan (8) vs. Martina Pavelec, Wake Forest
Maria Mosolova, Northwestern (9-16) vs. Anna Bartenstein, Miami
Leslie Hureau, Indiana vs. Brynn Boren, Tennessee

Brooke Bolender/Denise Muresan, Michigan (5-8) vs. Kate Fuller/Chelsey Gullickson, Georgia
Nida Hamilton/Linda Abu Mushrefova, Northwestern vs. Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar/Jordaan Sanford, Maryland
Sonja Molnar/Jessica Young, Iowa vs. Claudine Paulson/Anouk Tigu, Arkansas

For full results and live scoring, visit the official NCAA Division I Championship site.
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