Posted May 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
Those who follow college men's tennis closely know that Ohio State has a powerhouse program. Almost no one else does, however - even on the Buckeyes' own campus. ''The college tennis public knows we're a good, solid squad,'' said hard-nosed coach Ty Tucker, a former player for the Buckeyes. ''But I think to be considered the real deal, you've got to have the big trophy.'' The Buckeyes (33-2), seeded No. 5 as the NCAA tournament reaches this weekend's round-of-16 matches at Illinois, have room in their trophy case. They've been knocking on the door of national prominence for years. They just need a breakthrough win for their first title. As is the case with most non-revenue sports on a sprawling campus, most of the players' fellow students are unaware of the success of the program. That's particularly true at Ohio State, where people plan weddings and funerals around the start times of football games but are obliviou...
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