Peter Kobelt Remains in Contention at ITA Midwest Regionals
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Peter Kobelt, a redshirt junior on the Ohio State men’s tennis team, remained in contention at the 2012 USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships after beating Stephen Ho of Illinois in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6, Sunday afternoon at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility in East Lansing, Mich. Kobelt, the No. 2 seed from New Albany, Ohio, will face No. 13 Jared Hiltzik (Illinois) in the semifinals Monday.
A winner of three consecutive matches, freshman and 15th seed Constantin Christ (Eppstein, Germany) dropped his quarterfinals match to Hiltzik, 6-4, 6-4, to bow out of competition.
In doubles action, Kobelt and redshirt sophomore Kevin Metka paired up to form the No. 2 tandem in the event. The Buckeye duo faced No. 8 Farris Gosea and Tim Kopinski of Illinois in the quarterfinals and dropped a 9-7 decision. On the other side of the doubles bracket, Connor Smith (Senior, Tampa, Fla.) and Hunter Callahan (Redshirt sophomore, Lower Gwynedd, Pa.), the No. 7 seed, suffered the same fate in the final eight as the duo lost, 8-5, to Michigan’s Barrett Franks and Vlad Stefan.
2012 Midwest Regional Championships
Oct. 21, 2012
Host: Michigan State
MSU Indoor Tennis Facility
East Lansing, Mich.
No. 2 Peter Kobelt def. Kyle Johnson (DePaul), 7-6(4), 6-4
No. 2 Peter Kobelt def. Petr Satral (Wisconsin), 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Peter Kobelt def. Ross Guigmon (Illinois), 6-4, 7-6
No. 2 Peter Kobelt def. No. 11 Stephen Hoh (Illinois), 6-4, 7-6
No. 2 Peter Kobelt vs. No. 13 Jared Hiltzik (Illinois)
No. 15 Constantin Christ def. Axel Lagerlof (Northern Illinois), 6-1, 6-1
No. 15 Constantin Christ def. Farris Gosea (Illinois), 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
No. 15 Constantin Christ def. Chris Jackman (Northwestern), 6-1, 6-3
No. 13 Jared Hiltzik (Illinois) def. No. 15 Constantin Christ, 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka def. David Packowitz/James Stark (Marquette), 8-5
No. 2 Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka def. Sten Leusink/Jan-Willem Feilzer of DePaul, 9-8 (6)
No. 2 Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka def. No. 9 Erik Finkenbrink/Craig Cox (Wisconsin Green Bay), 8-1
No. 8 Farris Gosea/Tim Kopinski (Illinois) def. No. 2 Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka, 9-7
No. 7 Connor Smith/Hunter Callahan def. Axel Lagerlof/Simon Formont (Northern Illinois), 8-3
No. 7 Connor Smith/Hunter Callahan def. Joey Leto/Gary Notkin (Wisconsin Green Bay), 8-2
No. 7 Connor Smith/Hunter Callahan def. Jared Hiltzik/Alex Jesse (Illinois), 8-4
Barrett Franks/Vlad Stefan (Michigan) def. No. 7 Connor Smith/Hunter Callahan, 8-5