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Jan. 29, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team shut out Youngstown State by a 7-0 margin Saturday night at the Jesse Owens West Recreation Center in Columbus, Ohio, to earn its second win of the year. The Buckeyes (2-2, 0-0 Big Ten) swept all three doubles matches and did not lose a set in singles action as they dropped the Penguins to 0-3 on the season.

In doubles action, Lindsey Adams (Sr., Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) and Sonia Ruzimovsky (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech) started the winning for Ohio State by downing Karen Najbert and Michelle Fuleky, 8-4, at the No. 1 position. At No. 2, Caitlin O’Keefe (Fr., Troy, Mich./Troy) and Anna Volberg (Soph., Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula) teamed up to top Gina Peretti and Heather Hagood, 8-2, while Buckeyes Emily DeCamilla (Sr., Sacramento, Calif./Maryland) and Meredith Vincent (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Va. Tech) enjoyed the same winning margin at No. 3 over Nicole Muzechuk and Emily Thayer.

In singles, Adams beat Najbert at the top of the lineup, 7-5, 6-0, and Volberg topped Whitney Thomas, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 2. At No. 3, O’Keefe swept Hagood, 6-2, 6-2, while Kristin Messmer (So., Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) shut out Peretti, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 4. In the bottom third of the lineup, Ruzimovsky improved to 3-0 on the spring season with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Muzechuk at the No. 5 position, while Lindsay Bryan (Sr., New Orleans, La./Ursuline Academy) made the sweep clean by knocking off Fuleky by a margin of 6-3, 6-0. The Buckeyes return to action Feb. 12 when they play host to William and Mary at 4 p.m. at the Jesse Owens West Recreation Center.

No. 49 Ohio State 7, Youngstown State 0
Jan. 29, 2005
Jesse Owens West Recreation Center
Columbus, Ohio

SINGLES
No. 1 Lindsey Adams (OSU) def. Karen Najbert (YSU), 7-5, 6-0
No. 2 Anna Volberg (OSU) def. Whitney Thomas (YSU), 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) def. Heather Hagood (YSU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Gina Peretti (YSU), 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Micole Muzechuk (YSU), 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 Lindsay Bryan (OSU) def. Michelle Fuleky (YSU), 6-3, 6-0

Doubles
No. 1 Adams/Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Najbert/Fuleky, 8-4
No. 2 Volberg/O’Keefe (OSU) def. Peretti/Hagood, 8-2
No. 3 DeCamilla/Vincent (OSU) def. Muzechuk/Thayer, 8-2