PlaySight-ITA Match of the Week
Date: Sunday, February 28th, 2016
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Location: Varsity Tennis Center, Columbus Ohio.
Teams Playing: No. 24 Arizona State Sun Devils vs. No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes
The second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes are on a roll this season under the guidance of head coach Melissa Schaub.
Arizona State, ranked No. 24, is 6-2 on the season. The Sun Devils have a ranked singles player and a ranked doubles tandem. Senior Desirae Krawczyk is slotted No. 36, while the doubles tandem of junior Alexandria Osborne and senior Ebony Panoho checks in at No. 30. Arizona State welcomed one freshman and returned six upperclassmen for this season.
Ohio State is 1-1 all-time versus Arizona State. The Buckeyes faced the Sun Devils last season, and the Buckeyes notched a 4-3 victory in Tempe, Arizona. The first match was March 24, 1990, a 9-0 win by the Sun Devils. Earlier this season, Ohio State and Arizona State players faced off at the UT Fall Invite in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Buckeyes have only been using Smart Court technology in their practices and matches for a few months, but the technology is already paying off.
The Buckeyes are ranked No. 2 in the latest Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings released Tuesday, moving up three spots from No. 5. The squad began the spring ranked 18th for the first two polls before moving to a then-program record 16th on Jan. 27. A win over Michigan, before victories over Fresno State and Vanderbilt at the 2016 ITA Division I National Women’s Team Indoor Championship, moved the Buckeyes to sixth in the Feb. 10 poll, the first time the program was in the Top 10. A second win over defending NCAA champion Vanderbilt moved the Buckeyes to fifth on Feb. 17. This week’s poll is the first generated by a computer, which moved Ohio State to second.
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Link to Watch: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/matchday.html
Go to the above link at match time, and tune in! Click on the video window to watch (you can choose which court to tune into)/