Wolverines Come Up Short against No. 3 Ohio State
Alex Knight

March 26, 2017

» Carter Lin's team-leading singles win streak was snapped at eight matches.
» Michigan is 1-4 when failing to clinch the doubles point.
» Alex Knight improved his singles record to 11-2 this season.

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
Score: #3 Ohio State 4, #16 Michigan 1
Records: U-M (12-4, 2-1 Big Ten), OSU (18-3, 2-0 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Friday, March 31 -- at Indiana (Bloomington, Ind.), 6 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 16-ranked University of Michigan men's tennis team lost, 4-1, to No. 3 Ohio State on Sunday (March 26) afternoon at the Varsity Tennis Center.

The Buckeyes claimed the doubles point after victories on courts one and two. The duo of Kevin Wong and Myles Schalet claimed U-M's lone doubles win on court three (6-4) and improved to 2-1 together on the season.

Michigan's point came on court three in singles play, when Alex Knight won in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5. No. 91-ranked Jathan Malik took Ohio State's No. 1-ranked Mikael Torpegaard to three sets, though the match was abandoned with the Buckeyes leading 3-6, 7-6 (5), 5-3.

Carter Lin fell at No. 5 singles 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, ending his win streak at eight matches.

Despite the loss, Michigan remains ahead of Ohio State in the all-time series, 73-35-2.

The Wolverines will be back in action next weekend when they travel to Indiana on Friday (March 31) and then to Purdue on Sunday (April 2).

Following are match-by-match results

Singles
No. 1 -- No. 1 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU) vs. No. 91 Jathan Malik (U-M), 3-6, 7-6 (5), 5-3 (abandoned)
No. 2 -- No. 4 Hugo Di Feo (OSU) d. No. 74 Myles Schalet (U-M), 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 -- Alex Knight (U-M) d. No. 98 JJ Wolf (OSU), 6-3, 7-5
No. 4 -- Kyle Seelig (OSU) d. Runhao Hua (U-M), 7-6 (0), 6-1
No. 5 -- No. 93 Herkko Pollanen (OSU) d. Carter Lin (U-M), 4-6,6-3, 6-4
No. 6 -- Martin Joyce (OSU) vs. Kevin Wong (U-M), 6-2, 4-6, 5-2 (abandoned)

Doubles
No. 1 -- No. 56 Martin Joyce/Hugo Di Feo (OSU) d. No. 30 Jathan Malik/Connor Johnston (U-M), 6-4
No. 2 -- No. 10 Herkko Pollanen/Mikael Torpegaard (OSU) d. No. 66 Alex Knight/Runhao Hua (U-M), 6-4
No. 3 -- Myles Schalet/Kevin Wong (U-M) d. Hunter Tubert/JJ Wolf (OSU), 6-5

Order of Completion: Doubles 2-3-1, Singles 2-3-4-5

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