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April 15, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 25 Ohio State women’s tennis team posted its fourth-consecutive Big Ten victory, defeating Purdue, 5-2, Saturday afternoon at the Stickney Tennis Center. Ohio State moved to 13-6 overall, 6-1 in the Big Ten, with the victory. The six conference wins tie the program record for most Big Ten victories in a season and the Buckeyes remain unbeaten at home (10-0). The Boilermakers fell to 8-11 overall, 2-5 Big Ten.

The Buckeyes started the day by claiming the doubles point with two wins. The No. 43-ranked duo of Kristy Dascoli (Jr., Bradenton, Fla./Bradenton Academy) and Monica Rincon (So., Lapeer, Mich./Lapeer West) put together a win over the No. 19-ranked duo of Jennifer Embry and Shannon Taheny, 8-4, at No. 1. Sadhaf Pervez (Fr., Warren, N.J./Watchung Hills) and Laura Maloney (Jr., Barrington, Ill.) won at No. 2 over Laura Walgenbach and Lynsey Fick, while Purdue’s Melissa Iqbal and Erika Quebe defeated Claudia Castro (So., Dublin, Ohio/Aquinas) and Michelle Matko (So., Aurora, Ill./Aurora West), 8-4, at No. 3.

Ohio State won at the top four singles spots to clinch the victory. Dascoli, Rincon and Pervez each won in two sets, while Matko posted a three-set victory over Iqbal at No. 3.

The Buckeyes will play their last home match of the season tomorrow when they take on Indiana at 10 a.m. at the Stickney Tennis Center.

Ohio State 5, Purdue 2 April 15, 2000, Columbus, Ohio Singles 1. Kristy Dascoli (OSU) def. Jennifer Embry (PU) 6-2, 6-3 2. Monica Rincon (OSU) def. Shannon Taheny (PU) 6-4, 6-3 3. Michelle Matko (OSU) def. Melissa Iqbal (PU) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 4. Sadhaf Pervez (OSU) def. Erika Quebe (PU) 6-2, 6-2 5. Laura Walgenbach (PU) def. Laura Maloney (OSU) 6-1, 6-4 6. Lynsey Fick (PU) def. Taryn Bowen (OSU) 6-2, 6-1 Doubles 1. Dascoli/Rincon (OSU) def. Embry/Taheny (PU) 8-4 2. Maloney/Pervez (OSU) def. Walgenbach (PU) 8-5 3. Quebe/Iqbal (PU) def. Matko/Claudia Castro (OSU) 8-3

–GO BUCKS!–