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  Matt Allare
School: Ohio State University
Year: graduated
Home Town: Mason
Home State: Ohio
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Kings
Height: 6-7
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Major:
Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0
Ohio State Career Honors Big Ten Athlete of the Week Feb. 6, 2008 ... 2008 and '09 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... 2009 Academic All-Big Ten honoree.


2008-09 (Sophomore Season) As an individual, participated in second-career national college tennis tournament in the 2008 D'Novo All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. (Oct. 3-5) ... went 1-1 in qualifying singles ... in doubles, paired with teammate Mike O'Connell to win two matches in qualifying round ... advanced to the Round of 16 in singles in the Wilson/ITA Midwest Region Championship (Oct. 16-20) ... moving to the spring schedule, held a 28-dual match win streak in singles, the longest streak by any Buckeye of the year... during the streak, 24 were straight-set wins ... went a perfect 7-0 and 8-0 at Nos. 5 and 6 singles, respectively .... went perfect at home in singles with a 12-0 record ... won three tough matches in three sets against Maros Horny of No. 10 Baylor (March 1), 0-6 (11-9), 7-6 (7-5), 6-0, Alexey Grigorov of No. 18 Texas A&M (March 13), 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 and Brian Livingston of No. 11 Illinois (April 12), 7-5, 2-6, 10-4 to help Ohio State claim three victories against Top 20 opponents ... during the Big Ten Championships (April 24-26), helped Ohio State claimed its fourth-consecutive tournament title, going 2-0 (one match went unfinished) to keep personal streak alive heading into NCAA play ... returned to action in first and second rounds of NCAA championships and went 1-0 (one match went unfinished) ... plagued by an ankle injury during the team's national title run where his dual-match streak was snapped .... in doubles action, was third overall on the team in wins with a 30-16 record ... 46 matches, the most by any member on the squad ... paired for most of the season with junior Justin Kronauge as the top doubles tandem ... Buckeye duo went 15-8 overall with a 9-7 record at No. 1 doubles ... duo gained experience against some of the toughest pairs in the nation, going up against the Nos. 8, 9, 10 and 11 doubles teams in the country ... at the 2009 NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas, bettered No. 20 team of David Galic and Jordan Rux of Baylor, 8-3 (May 17) in the quarterfinals to help Ohio State advance to its farthest NCAA run in program history ... in the semifinals, fought hard in a 9-8 (1) loss against Nick Meister and Michael Look of UCLA (May 18) ... Allare and Kronauge finished with an 11-7 record in dual play.

2007-08 (Freshman Season) Upon arrival, earned valuable experience during fall season, participating in Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s All-American Tournament (Sept. 29-Oct. 7) ... in collegiate debut, two-time Ohio High School state singles and doubles champion, went 4-1 ... in next competition, Allare faced a familiar foe in older brother John Allare of Michigan State in the ITA Midwest Region IV tournament (Oct. 18-23) ... younger Allare was victorious, winning 6-4, 6-4 ... jumping ahead to the spring schedule, Allare was instrumental in helping Buckeyes to an 18-1 record before suffering a leg injury following Virginia Commonwealth match (March 23) ... during 19-dual match stretch, Allare compiled 17-1 overall record ... lone loss came to North Carolina’s Chris Kearney (Feb. 10) and another contest was unfinished (Michael Shabaz of Virginia – Feb. 18) ... before injury, Allare was riding 10-match win streak ... of 22 singles victories, 18 were straight-set wins ... was awarded Big Ten Player of the Week for week of Feb. 6 following dominant performances over Miami (Fla.), Pepperdine and Wright State ... returned to action in first and second rounds of NCAA championships and did not miss a beat, going 2-0 in both singles and doubles play, improving his singles win streak to 12 matches ... in doubles action, Allare and sophomore Mike O’Connell traditionally formed the No. 1 doubles tandem ... the pair owned a 12-5 overall record, including an 8-3 ledger in dual action ... duo competed against some of the top doubles teams in the country, going up against the Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 5 doubles teams in the nation ... overall, pair was 4-1 against nationally-ranked tandems ... bettered the No. 3 team of Taylor Fogleman and Chris Kearney of North Carolina, 9-7 (Feb. 10) ... at ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships (Nov. 1-4), hosted by Ohio State, topped No. 5 Dan Buikema and Matt Thibaudeau of Alabama, 9-7 ... match against No. 2 Robert Farah and Kaes Van’t Hof of USC (Feb. 16) went unfinished, while pair dropped hard-fought 8-5 decision to Virginia’s No. 1 duo of Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey (Feb. 18) ... prior to Allare suffering leg injury, the two were 7-3 at No. 1 doubles and 1-0 at No. 3 spot.

Kings High School Claimed two Ohio High School state titles in singles (2006, ‘07) and doubles (2004, ‘05) competition ... named the 2007 National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) boy’s tennis player of the year after posting a 27-0 record during his senior campaign ... recorded a 21-2 mark in 2006 ... two-time All-American ... became the first boy’s tennis player in Ohio to win four state championships ... won a pair of United State Tennis Association (USTA) U-18 doubles crowns ... two-time national open finalist in doubles (boys 18) with current Buckeye Justin Kronauge ... went 4-1 in USTA Midwest Winter Championships before winning Columbus Indoor Championships and USTA National Open U-18 event in Cincinnati ... reached as high as 15th nationally in singles (boys 18) and No. 1 in doubles (boys 18) ... was featured in July 23, 2007 Sports Illustrated Faces In the Crowd.

Personal Son of John and Bunnie Allare ... has a brother John, who just completed his sophomore season at Michigan State ... John won the 2005 Ohio High School singles title ... Matt and John became the first set of brothers to win back-to-back state titles in Ohio state tournament history ... would like to play professionally following graduation ... hobbies include playing baseball, basketball, golf and fishing ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning four Ohio High School state titles ... great grandfather, Bill Terry, is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.