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PlaySight-ITA Men's Match of the Week

The No. 1 Buckeyes host a pair of ranked foes

Friday, March 3, and Sunday March 5, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. EST vs. Notre Dame | 12 p.m. EST vs. Oklahoma
Location: OSU Varsity Tennis Center
Teams Playing: No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes hosting No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners and No. 29 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Link to watch: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-tennis/live-stats.html


We've got a new No. 1 in this week's Division I Men's #OracleITARankings 👉 https://t.co/MDiMNYfQcZ@OracleTennis pic.twitter.com/yZoX5MmGDA

The Buckeyes made the move into the top spot in the nation last week. Their recent play this season speaks for itself, but in case you wanted some evidence, here you go (from the official Buckeyes website preview):
•    The Buckeyes are having another tremendous season thus far. OSU is 14-1 overall, ranked No. 1 as a team, and holds the No.1 and No. 3 ranked singles players.
•    The match against Notre Dame will be OSU’s tenth ranked matchup of the year. OSU has gone 9-1 in these matchups.
•    The match against Oklahoma will be OSU’s fifth top-5 matchup of the year. OSU has gone 3-1 in these matchups.
•    During the ITA National Indoor Championships, the Buckeyes faced all other four of the current top-5. There, they defeated No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 5 Oklahoma State, and No. 3 Wake Forest, before losing to No. 2 (then No. 1) Virginia in the finals.

(29) Notre Dame

🎾ICYMI: @JoshHagar was named the #ACCMTEN Player of the Week on Tuesday!

🍀MORE: https://t.co/e23sVdKQZg pic.twitter.com/W1PSoQ1rJt

From the official Buckeyes website preview:
•    Notre Dame is No. 29 in the latest ITA poll, after being unranked in the last poll.
•    Notre Dame’s current record is 8-3. The Irish’s three losses are to No. 23 Illinois, No. 15 Kentucky, and No. 6 North Carolina.
•    Notre Dame’s last win was an impressive upset against then No. 13 Northwestern, where Notre Dame won comfortably 4-1.
•    The Irish have lost two of their three matches on the road.
•    Notre Dame has one ranked singles player in No. 44 Josh Hagar. His last match was a victory over Northwestern’s No. 28 Strong Kirchheimer.

(4) Oklahoma

#Sooners up one spot to No. 4! Spencer Papa named Big 12 PotW. 💪

Big showdown at No. 1 Ohio State coming Sunday. pic.twitter.com/h1NjoAjOLm

From the official Buckeyes website preview:
•    Oklahoma is No. 4 in the latest ITA poll.
•    The Sooners are currently 10-2 on the year.
•    The Sooners have already faced Ohio State once this season in the round of 16 in the ITA National Indoor Championships, where they were swept by the Buckeyes.
•    Oklahoma was No. 14 in that matchup, and has since defeated then No. 7 Northwestern and then No. 6 Florida.
Oklahoma’s last match was a 7-0 sweep of No. 41 Tulsa.

Link to watch: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-tennis/live-stats.html
Twitter: @OhioState_MTEN | @NDMensTennis | @OU_MTennis


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