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May 1, 2004

Columbus, Ohio – For the second consecutive day, the No. 6 seed Ohio State women’s tennis team won a rain-delayed match at the Big Ten championship, knocking off the No. 3 seed No. 20 ranked Illinois, 4-2, Friday in the second round in Evanston, Illinois at the Combe Indoor Tennis Center. The Buckeyes (12-12) advance to face No. 7 seed Iowa (14-8), an upset-winner over No. 2 seed and Big Ten regular season co-champion Indiana. Weather permitting, the match between the Buckeyes and Hawkeyes will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Emily DeCamilla (Jr., Sacramento, Calif./Maryland), whose victory against Penn State Thursday clinched the match for the Buckeyes, again scored the clincher on Friday against the Fighting Illini. Playing at the No. 4 spot, DeCamilla topped Isabel Jarosz, 6-4, 6-4. DeCamilla’s victory followed wins by Buckeyes Erica Fisk (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind./Pike), who topped Tiffany Eklov, 7-5, 6-3, at No. 2, and Lindsey Adams (Jr., Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), who beat Eva Choe, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 5.

The Buckeyes began the match with a 1-0 lead thanks to a tie-break victory at the No. 3 position by the Buckeye team of Adams and DeCamilla, 9-8 (7), over Choe and Emily Wang. At No. 2, the duo of Lindsay Williams (Sr., Beverly Hills, Mich./Birmingham Grove) and Meaghan Colville (Sr., Toronto, Ontario/Western Michigan) topped Jarosz and Eklov, 8-5.

Next up, the Buckeyes continue play at the Big Ten championship with a semifinal match with No. 7 seed Iowa at 3 p.m. Saturday.

#49 Ohio State 4, #20 Illinois 2 April 30, 2004 Evanston, Ill. Combe Indoor Tennis Center

Doubles 1. #14 McGaffigan/Goulet (UI) def. Fisk/Leskovar (OSU), 8-3 2. Williams/Meaghan Colville (OSU) def. Eklov/Jarosz (UI), 8-5 3. DeCamilla/Adams (OSU) def. Wang/Choe (UI), 9-8 (7)

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles 1. #36 Jennifer McGaffigan (UI) def. Lindsay Williams (OSU), 7-6 (1), 6-2 2. Erica Fisk (OSU) def. Tiffany Eklov (UI), 7-5, 6-3 3. Cymthya Goulet (UI) def. Jackie Leskovar (OSU), 6-1, 6-4 4. * Emily DeCamilla (OSU) def. Isabel Jarosz (UI), 6-4, 6-4 5. Lindsey Adams (OSU) def. Eva Choe (UI), 6-4, 6-2 6. Lindsay Bryan (OSU) vs. Emily Wang (UI) unfinished

Order of finish: 3, 5, 1, 2, *4 * clinching match