Ohio State duo of Trotter and Lutschaunig advance to national title

Ohio State’s men’s tennis team finished just shy of winning a national championship, but one of the Buckeyes’ doubles teams has another chance to add a national title trophy to the table. affair.

And it happened way from behind.

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The doubles team of Andrew Lutschaunig and James Trotter battled with Daniel De Jonge and Pepperdine’s Tim Zeitvogel and had to pull off a thrilling comeback. The OSU duo started by losing the first set 6-3 and had to work hard to win the second set 7-6 in a 7-2 tiebreaker.

This forced a super tiebreaker for the third set to determine the winner and Ohio State capitalized on its momentum to win quite easily by a score of 10-4. Just like that, a ticket had been punched for Saturday’s national championship game against the team of Cleeve Harper and Eliot Spizzirri of Texas.

A comeback win for Trotter and Lutschaunig and they’re heading to the NCAA doubles championship game on Saturday #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/iwh66yzsSg

— Ohio State M Tennis (@OhioStateMTEN) May 26, 2023

Game time is set for 11:30 a.m. ET.

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