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Feb. 27, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team lost to No. 7 Kentucky, 6-1, Sunday afternoon at the Jesse Owens West Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes fall to 3-6 (0-0 Big Ten) while the Wildcats improved to 11-3 overall (0-0 SEC) and 5-0 against the Big Ten. Sonia Ruzimovsky earned her 17th win of the season in the singles lineup for the Buckeyes.

In doubles, Kentucky won all three matches to clinch the doubles point. Ohio State’s Lindsey Adams (Sr., Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) and Ruzimovsky (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech) fell to No. 6-ranked duo Sarah Foster and Aibika Kalsarieva at the No. 1 position, 8-2. At No. 2, Buckeye duo Emily DeCamilla (Sr., Sacramento, Calif./Maryland) and Meredith Vincent (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Va. Tech) were beaten, 8-6, by Joelle Schwenk and Kim Coventry, while Buckeyes Caitlin O’Keefe (Fr., Troy, Mich./Troy) and Kristin Messmer (Soph., Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) lost at No. 3 to Kentucky’s pair of Laura Maurer and Emily Foster, 8-2.

In singles, Ruzimovsky picked up her seventh dual match win when Maurer was forced to default at the No. 4 position. Ruzimovsky lost the first set, 5-7, but led 6-5 in the second set when Kentucky coach Mark Guilbeau defaulted Maurer.

Also on the singles courts, DeCamilla lost to No. 8-ranked Kalsarieva, 6-2, 6-0, at the No. 1 position, Adams was beaten by No. 43 Sarah Foster, 6-2, 6-2, at the No. 2 position and Anna Volberg (Soph., Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula) fell to No. 53 Coventry, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 3.

The Buckeyes return to action tonight at 8 p.m. when they play host to Akron at the Jesse Owens West Tennis Center.

Tennis Match Results
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Ohio State
Feb 27, 2005 at Columbus, Ohio

#7 Kentucky Wildcats 6, #65 Ohio State 1

Singles competition:
1. #8 Aibika Kalsarieva (UKY) def. Emily DeCamilla (OSU) 6-2, 6-0
2. #43 Sarah Foster (UKY) def. Lindsey Adams (OSU) 6-2, 6-2
3. #53 Kim Coventry (UKY) def. Anna Volberg (OSU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Lara Maurer (UKY) 5-7, 6-5 (default)
5. Danielle Petrisko (UKY) def. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Liis Sober (UKY) def. Silvia Prajescu (OSU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition:
1. #6 Aibika Kalsarieva/Sarah Foster (UKY) def. Sonia Ruzimovsky/Lindsey Adams (OSU) 8-2
2. Kim Coventry/Joelle Schwenk (UKY) def. Emily DeCamilla/Meredith Vincent (OSU) 8-6
3. Emily Foster/Lara Maurer (UKY) def. Kristin Messmer/Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) 8-1

Match Notes:
Kentucky Wildcats 11-3; National ranking #7
Ohio State 3-5; National ranking #65
Singles order of finish: 1,2,3*,4,5,6
Doubles order of finish: 3,2,1