Nelson Vick Wins 2010 Big Ten Indoor Singles Championship

Nelson Vick Wins 2010 Big Ten Indoor Singles Championship
In second all-Buckeye final in a week, Vick defeats teammate Peter Kobelt

Courtesy: Ohio State Athletics

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Just a week ago, two Ohio State men’s tennis players met in the final of the ITA Midwest Regional. In a bit of déjà vu, a pair of Buckeyes once again dominated the bracket, this time at the 2010 Big Ten Indoor Singles Championship. Redshirt-freshmen Peter Kobelt and Nelson Vick took to the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility courts in East Lansing, Mich., and Vick was triumphant over his classmate by a 7-6 (5), 6-3 score.

It is the first collegiate title for Vick, who joined the Buckeye squad last January. A native of Grafton, Wis., Vick rallied from a set down in the semifinals against Stephen Hoh of Illinois to secure his place in the final. After dropping the first set, 6-2, Vick posted 6-3, 6-4 scores for the semifinal win.

A Central Ohio native from New Albany, Kobelt posted a straight-set victory against Minnesota’s Julian Dehn in the semifinals. Exactly one week ago, Kobelt captured his first collegiate trophy, winning the doubles title, with Matt Allare, at regionals. With that regional crown, Kobelt, along with Allare, and teammatesChase Buchanan and Blaz Rola are on their way to Flushing, N.Y., for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships Nov. 4-7 at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.     

2010 Big Ten Indoor Singles Championship
Oct. 30-Nov. 1
East Lansing, Mich.
Michigan State University

First Round
Peter Kobelt (Ohio State) def. Nick Zotov (Iowa), 6-2, 6-3

Shuhei Uzawa (Ohio State) def. Will Kendall (Indiana)

Nelson Vick (Ohio State) def. Shaun Bernstein (Michigan), 6-3, 6-4

Second Round
Peter Kobelt (Ohio State) def. Stephen Vogl (Indiana), 7-6 (5), 6-2
Shuhei Uzawa (Ohio State) def. Petr Satral (Wisconsin), 6-3, 6-4

Nelson Vick (Ohio State) def. Chris Jackman (Northwestern), 6-0, 6-1 

Third Round
Peter Kobelt (Ohio State) def. Brendan Ruddock (Minnesota), 6-1, 6-4

Nelson Vick (Ohio State) def. Justin Graves (Northwestern), 6-3, 6-4

Spencer Wolf (Northwestern) def. Shuhei Uzawa (Ohio State), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 

Quarterfinals
Peter Kobelt (Ohio State) def. Justin Rossi (Michigan), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-2

Nelson Vick (Ohio State) def. Denis Bogatov (Michigan State), 6-4, 6-4

Semifinals
Peter Kobelt (Ohio State) def. Julian Dehn(Minnesota), 6-3,6-4
Nelson Vick (Ohio State) def. Stephen Hoh (Illinois), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Final
Nelson Vick (Ohio State) def. Peter Kobelt (Ohio State), 7-6(5), 6-3

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