Ohio State’s John McNally Named Big Ten Athlete of the Week

Ohio State junior John McNally went 4-0 to earn the Big Ten Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week.

It was not just about the fact that Ohio State’s No. 1 player went unbeaten on the week, as he has done before, but partially because of how easily he handled solid opponents. 

McNally bested No. 45 Athell Bennett of Purdue, 6-2, 6-1 just one week after Bennett knocked off the No. 5 player in the country. McNally also dropped just three games in his straight-set win over No. 98 Kody Pearson of Tulsa just a day after beating Bennett. 

McNally’s two singles-play wins were coupled with a pair of 6-1 doubles victories at the No. 1 spot with partner Robert Cash.

The honor marked McNally’s second Athlete of the Week honor, with his first coming on March 20, 2018, during his freshman year. 

On the season, McNally is 15-2 in singles play with six wins over ranked opponents. He is also 18-2 in doubles matches and represents the No. 2 doubles team in the country with Cash.

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