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April 1, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team (9-7; 1-2 Big Ten) dropped its match with No. 39 Purdue, 6-1, Saturday. The match was held at the Varsity Tennis Courts on the Purdue campus in West Lafayette.

The Buckeyes dropped two of the three doubles matches doubles matches as the Boilermakers earned the doubles point. At No. 1, the tandem of Caitlin O’Keefe (So., Troy, Mich./Troy) and Sonia Ruzimovsky (Jr., Brooklyn N.Y./Brooklyn Tech) fell to Brooke Beier and Mallory Voelker, 8-6. At No. 2, Julie Blackmore (Fr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) and Ciara Finucane (Jr., Dublin, Ireland/Georgia Southern) were defeated by Stephanie Wooten and Randi Schuler by the score of 8-3. In the Buckeye’s lone doubles win, Kristin Messmer (Jr., Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) and Angela DiPastina (Fr., Titusville, N.J.) defeated Brittany Minna and Anna Dzeva, 8-3.

In singles at No. 1, O’Keefe fell to Schuler, 6-2, 6-3. At No. 2, Ruzimovsky was defeated by Beier, 6-4, 6-4. Blackmore fell to Voelker, 7-6, 6-2, at No. 3. At No. 4, DiPastina was downed by Wooten by the score of 6-2, 6-0. At No. 5, Dzeva defeated Finucane, 6-3, 6-4. At No. 6, Messmer had the only Buckeye victory over Minna, 7-5, 6-3.

The Buckeyes will be back in action Sunday when they travel to Champaign, Ill., to face the Illinois Fighting Illini. The match will be held at 1 p.m. EST at the Watkins Tennis Center in Champaign.

Purdue 6, Ohio State 1 April 1, 2006 Varsity Tennis Courts West Lafayette, Ind.

Doubles 1. Brooke Beier/ Mallory Voelker (PUR) def. Caitlin O’Keefe/Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU), 8-6 2. Stephanie Wooten/ Randi Schuler (PUR) def. Julie Blackmore/ Ciara Finucane (OSU), 8-3 3. Kristin Messmer/ Angela DiPastina (OSU) def Brittany Minna/ Anna Dzeva (PUR), 8-3

Singles 1. Randi Schuler (PUR) def. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU), 6-2, 6-3 2. Brooke Beier (PUR) def. Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU), 6-4, 6-4 3. Mallory Voelker (PUR) def. Julie Blackmore (OSU), 7-6, 6-2 4. Stephanie Wooten (PUR) def. Angela DiPastina (OSU), 6-2, 6-0 5. Anna Dzeva (PUR) def. Ciara Finucane (OSU), 6-3, 6-4 6. Kristin Messmer(OSU) def. Brittany Minna (PUR), 7-5, 6-3