Buckeyes facing rare outdoor match vs. USC

The Ohio State men’s tennis team will be on both familiar yet oddly unfamiliar ground Saturday when it plays Southern California in an NCAA Super Regional.

The fourth-seeded Buckeyes have reached this Round of 16 every year since 2003, excluding the COVID-canceled 2020 tournament.

But when Ohio State steps on the outdoor courts at the Ty Tucker Tennis Center against the 13th-seeded Trojans, it will be doing so for only the second time all year.

Last week’s second-round match against Columbia was the only time this spring that the weather hasn’t forced the Buckeyes (26-3) to play on their indoor courts. Since playing at Texas and Texas A&M in mid-March, the Buckeyes’ only other outdoors match came in the Big Ten tournament against Michigan State in Madison, Wisconsin.

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