Serving for it Hall

POSTED BY: News Department
Thursday, July 8, 2004 - 12:04 AM
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On the day Ohio State found its new men's basketball coach, another Buckeyes' coach landed in a new place.

The Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Ty Tucker, a Zanesville native and men's head tennis coach at OSU, received the news Wednesday at a ceremony honoring the 2004 inductees.

Tucker led Ohio State to its best year ever last season: 26-5 and a birth in the NCAA quarterfinals, eventually losing to the national champion Baylor Bears.

But the fifth-year head coach enters the Buckeyes' Hall of Fame as a player. Tucker became OSU's number one singles player as a freshman in 1989. He won 64 matches in three years with Ohio State - two as an All-America selection - before turning pro after his junior season.

Tucker owns wins in his tennis career over Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, Tim Henman and Jim Courier. He will formally be inducted into the Hall of Fame Friday, September 10.

Ohio State will also honor all 12 inductees, including former football coach Earle Bruce, during halftime of the Buckeyes' September 11 game with Marshall.

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