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Feb. 28, 2004

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team fell to Wake Forest, 5-2, Saturday at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center in Williamsburg, Va. The loss snapped a four-match winning streak for the No. 52 Buckeyes (4-3, 1-0 Big Ten) and was the second victory of the weekend for the No. 42 Demon Deacons (7-2, 0-0 ACC), who defeated host No. 16 William and Mary Friday.

The match opened with a closely contested doubles point. At No. 1, the duo of Erica Fisk (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) and Jackie Leskovar (Sr., Cambridge, Ontario/N.C. State) was narrowly defeated in a tiebreaker by No. 47 ranked Karin Coetzee and Katie Martzolf, 9-8 (6). The Deacs also won a close match at No. 2, as Ashlee Davis and Danielle Schwartz edged Meaghan Colville (Sr., Toronto, Ontario/Western Michigan) and Lindsay Williams (Sr., Beverly Hills, Mich./Birmingham Grove), 9-7.

After clinching the doubles point, Wake Forest got victories at each of the Top 4 singles positions, including No. 10 Coetzee’s win over No. 43 Williams, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 1.

The Buckeyes’ victories belonged to Emily DeCamilla (Jr., Sacramento, Calif./Maryland), who swept Aimee Smith, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 5, and Kristin Messmer (Fr., Lutherville, Md./McDonogh), who slipped by Schwartz at No. 6, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 1-0 (10-5).

Ohio State returns to action against No. 16 ranked William and Mary at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center in Williamsburg, Va.

No. 42 Wake Forest 5 vs. No. 52 Ohio State 2 Feb. 28, 2004 Williamsburg, Va. McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center

Singles No. 1: #10 Karin Coetzee (WF) def. #43 Lindsay Williams (OSU), 6-3, 6-2 No. 2: Ashlee Davis (WF) def. Erica Fisk (OSU), 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (15-13) No. 3: Katie Martzolf (WF) def. Jackie Leskovar (OSU), 6-2, 6-2 No. 4: Elizabeth Proctor (WF) def. Lindsey Adams (OSU), 6-2, 6-1 No. 5: Emily DeCamilla (OSU) def. Aimee Smith (WF), 6-4, 6-4 No. 6: Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Danielle Schwartz (WF), 7-6 (4), 1-6, 1-0 (10-5)

Doubles No. 1: #47 Coetzee/Martzolf (WF) def. Fisk/Leskovar,. 9-8 (6) No. 2: Davis/Schwartz (WF) def. Meaghan Colville/Williams (OSU), 9-7 No. 3: Sandie Knight/Smith (WF) def. Adams/ Meredith Vincent (OSU), 8-4