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Jan. 29, 2005

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team fell to Western Michigan, 5-2, Saturday afternoon at the Jesse Owens West Recreation Center in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes fall to 1-2 (0-0 Big Ten) while the Broncos improved to 2-0 (0-0 Mid-American).

The Buckeyes began the match in a 1-0 hole after dropping two of three doubles matches. Bronco duo Malena Remynse and Maelynn Bernosky opened the match by beating Caitlin O’Keefe (Fr., Troy, Mich./Troy) and Anna Volberg (Soph., Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula) at the No. 1 position, 8-1, before Ohio State’s Emily DeCamilla (Sr., Sacramento, Calif./Maryland) and Meredith Vincent (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Va. Tech) pulled the Buckeyes even with an 8-6 victory over Reedhina Parekh and Carrie Jeanmire at No. 3. The Broncos clinched the doubles point when Rattiya Hiranrat and Noriko Saruta out-lasted Lindsey Adams (Sr., Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) and Sonia Ruzimovsky (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech) at No. 2.

In singles, Ohio State’s Kristin Messmer (So., Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) evened the match score at 1-1 by sweeping Parekh, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 4, before Western Michigan won three straight matches to earn the team victory. For the Broncos, Jeanmire topped O’Keefe, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 3, Hiranrat beat DeCamilla, 7-5, 6-3, at No. 1, and Remynse held off Adams, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3), at No. 2 to clinch the match.

Ruzimovsky beat Saruta, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 6 and Pryanka Parekh topped Lindsay Bryan (Sr., New Orleans, La./Ursuline Academy), 7-5, 6-3, at No. 5 to close out the match.

The Buckeyes return to action tonight as they play host to Youngstown State at 4 p.m. at the Jesse Owens West Recreation Center.

No. 49 Ohio State 2, Western Michigan 5
Jan. 29, 2005
Jesse Owens West Recreation Center
Columbus, Ohio

SINGLES
No. 1 Rattiya Hiranrat(WMU) def. Emily DeCamilla (OSU), 7-5, 6-3
No. 2* Malena Remynse (WMU) def. Lindsey Adams (OSU), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3)
No. 3 Carrie Jeanmire (WMU) def. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU), 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Reedhina Parekh (WMU) , 6-3, 6-4
No. 5 Pryanka Parekh (WMU) def. Lindsay Bryan (OSU), 7-5, 6-3
No. 6 Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Noriko Saruta (WMU), 6-2, 6-3

Order of finish: 4,3,1,2*,6,5
* denotes clinching match

Doubles
No. 1 Malena Remynse/Maelynn Bernosky (WMU) def. Anna Volberg/Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU), 8-1
No. 2 Rattiya Hiranrat/Noriko Saruta (WMU) def. Lindsey Adams/Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU), 9-7
No. 3 Emily DeCamilla/Meredith Vincent (OSU) def. Reedhina Parekh/Carrie Jeanmire (WMU), 8-6

Order of finish: 1, 3, 2