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Nov. 3, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio– The Ohio State women’s tennis team concluded play Thursday during the ITA National Collegiate Indoor Championships, held at the Racquet Club of Columbus. Play began Thursday and runs through Sunday. The Buckeyes had one player competing in the singles host wild card spot and one tandem in the doubles host wild card draw of the tournament, the second of three national tournaments for the 2006-07 season.

In the 16-team doubles bracket, Julie Blackmore paired with Caitlin O’Keefe in the first match of the day for the Buckeyes to face Jenny Miccoli and Anastasia Sourkova of Brigham Young. The OSU duo was defeated by the BYU pair 8-3.

In the 32-player singles draw, Blackmore dropped her match to Zuzana Cerna of Baylor, 6-1, 7-5. Cerna came into the tournament ranked 14th in the ITA preseason women’s singles poll.

Play will continue for the Buckeyes Friday as the women move on to consolation rounds. The doubles duo will compete against Suzi Babos/Zusuzsanna Foder of California and Blackmore will face Sarah Fansler of Southern California in the singles consolation.

For complete results throughout the ITA National Collegiate Indoor Championships, visit www.ITAtennis.com

ITA National Collegiate Indoor Championships
Main draw singles and doubles
Nov. 2-5
The Racquet Club of Columbus
Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Singles – First Round: Ben Kohlloeffel, UCLA (1), def. Clancy Shields, Boise State, 6-2, 6-3; Justin Kronauge, Ohio State, def. Jakub Cech, Fresno State, 6-4, 6-4; Travis Helgeson, Georgia (7), def. Arvid Purnanen, Virginia Tech, 7-6 (7-6), 7-5; Harel Srugo, Old Dominion, def. Sheeva Parbhu, Notre Dame, 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, 6-1; Todd Paul, Wake Forest, def. Arnau Brugues, Tulsa (3), 7-6 (8-6), 6-0; Ryan Rowe, Illinois, def. Clement Reix, Clemson, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); Ivan Puchkarov, Oklahoma State, def. Luis Flores, Georgia (6), 6-3, 6-4; Mislav Hizak, Embry-Riddle (Fla.), def. Martin Sayer, Radford, 6-3, 6-3; Andre Begemann, Pepperdine, def. Jared Drucker, Columbia, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4); Erling Tveit, Mississippi (8), def. Zach Ganger, Utah, 6-1, 6-4; Steven Moneke, Ohio State, def. Ricardo Soriano, Tulsa, 6-2, 6-2; Lars Poerschke, Baylor (4), def. Henrique Cancado, Old Dominion, 6-2, 6-3; Luke Shields, Boise State, def. Ken Skupski, LSU, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, 6-4; Bojan Zsumanski, Texas Tech, def. Somdev Devvarman, Virginia (4), 6-3, 7-5; Stephen Bass, Notre Dame, def. Greg Ouellette, Florida, 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 7-5; John Isner, Georgia (1), def. Alex Skrypko, SMU, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

Women’s Singles – First Round: Jenna Long, North Carolina, def. Suzi Babos, California (1), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5; Megan Falcon, LSU, def. Riza Zalameda, UCLA, 6-3, 6-1; Megan Moulton-Levy, William & Mary (8), def. Celia Durkin, Stanford, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3; Elze Potgieter, Texas A&M, def. Annette Aksdal, Denver, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; Kristi Miller, Georgia Tech (3), def. Cismina Ciobanu, Notre Dame, 6-3, 6-1; Blakeley Griffith, Tennessee, def. Zsuzsanna Fodor, California, 6-1, 6-2; Jelena Pandzic, Fresno Pacific (6), def. Anastasia Zhukova, UT-Chattanooga, 6-0, 6-2; Jessica Nguyen, Stanford, def. Sarah Fansler, Southern California, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; Shadisha Robinson, South Florida, def. Yasmin Schnack, UCLA, 6-1, 6-2; Kirsten Flower, Georgia Tech, def. Theresa Logar, Stanford (5), 6-4, 6-4; Zuzana Cerna, Baylor, def. Julie Blackmore, Ohio State, 6-1, 7-5; Melanie Gloria, Fresno State (4), def. Caitlin Burke, Wisconsin, 6-3, 6-0; Carole Salge, Clemson, def. Colleen Rielley, Notre Dame, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; Diana Srebrovic, Florida (7), def. Imke Reimers, Nebraska, 7-5, 6-3; Natalie Frazier, Georgia, def. Nina Henkel, California, 6-4, 6-3; Audra Cohen, Miami (Fla.) (2), def. Anna Lubinsky, Texas A&M, 6-1, 6-2.

Men’s Doubles – First Round: John Isner and Luis Flores, Georgia (1), def. Daniel Sebecen and Pierre Mouillion, California, 8-2; Devin Mullings and Chris Klingemann, Ohio State, def. Bobby Cameron and Kaden Hensel, Tennessee, 9-8 (7-5); Markus Dickhardt and Christian Groh, San Diego State (4), def. Ryan Keckley and Sheeva Parbhu, Notre Dame, 8-6; James Cluskey and Ken Skupski, LSU, def. Andrei Kumantsov and Mikael Pavlou, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 8-6; Julien Carsuzaa and Dennis Riegraf, Lynn (Fla.), def. Omar Altman, Pepperdine and Andre Begemann, Pepperdine, 9-7; Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom, Middle Tennessee (3), def. Diego Camacho and Ross Cunningham, Tulsa, 8-4; Busudev Ratnam and Eric Thomas, Brown, def. Max Jones and Kamil Pajkowski, New Mexico, 8-5; Brian Hung and Matko Maravic, Michigan (2), def. Alex Cojanu and Colin O’Brien, William & Mary, 8-3.

Women’s Doubles – First Round: Ana Cetnik and Anna Sydorska, TCU, def. Catrina Thompson and Christian Thompson, Notre Dame (1), 8-3; Jenny Miccoli and Anastasia Surkova, BYU, def. Julie Blackmore and Caitlin O’Keefe, Ohio State, 8-3; Sara Anundsen and Jenna Long, North Carolina (3), def. Georgia Rose and Alexis Prousis, Northwestern, 8-5; Kim Coventry and Joelle Schwenk, Kentucky, def. Whitney Benik and Nina Suvak, Florida, 8-5; Celia Durkin and Jessica Nguyen, Stanford, def. Daniela Bercek and Elizabeth Plotkin, Duke, 8-3; Megan Moulton-Levy and Katarina Zorcic, William & Mary (4), def. Kamila Dadakhodjeava and Tereza Veverkova, Auburn-Montgomery, 8-1; Brook Buck and Kelcy Tefft, Notre Dame, def. Kristi Miller and Alison Silverio, Georgia Tech, 8-5; Lauren Macfarlane and Nicola Slater, Florida State, def. Suzi Babos and Zsuzsanna Fodor, California (2), 8-6.