Feb. 18, 2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis was defeated by No. 12-ranked William and Mary, 6-1, Sunday in Williamsburg, Va.
The match opened with the No-1 ranked duo of Megan Moulton-Levy and Katarina Zorici downing Buckeyes Julie Blackmore (So., Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) and Christina Keesey (Northfield, Minn./Northfield), 8-1, at the No. 1 position. Buckeye seniors Kristin Messmer (Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) and Ciara Finucane (Dublin, Ireland/Georgia Southern) then tied the doubles competition with an 8-5 victory over Barbara Zidek and Carmen Pop at No. 3. The doubles point came down to a tiebreaker at the No. 2 spot, with the Tribe pulling out the win. The W&M duo of Ragini Acharya and Magdalena Bressson defeated Sonia Ruzimovsky (Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech) and Caitlin O’Keefe (Jr., Troy, Mich./Troy), 9-8 (9).
The Tribe won the first four singles matches off the court to clinch the victory. At No. 2, Zoricic, ranked 68th nationally, downed Keesey (6-0, 6-1) and at No. 1 fifth-ranked Moulton-Levy beat Blackmore (6-0, 6-1). At the fifth position, Zidek defeated O’Keefe (6-2, 6-3) and at No. 3, Ruizmovsky lost to Acharya (6-1, 6-3).
At No. 6, Julie Voss (So., San Angelo, Texas/St. Stephen’s Academy) posted a singles win for the Buckeyes, coming back from a set down against Pop to win in a super tiebreaker (4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (8). The match ended on the fourth court, where Mueller lost to Bresson in three sets (3-6, 6-3, 6-3). Up next, the Buckeyes will face Auburn Saturday (Feb. 24) in Louisville, Ky. Sunday (Feb. 25) Ohio State will play at Louisville at 10 a.m. and at Eastern Kentucky at 7:15 p.m.
Ohio State vs William & Mary Feb 18, 2007 at Williamsburg, Va.
No. 12 William & Mary 6, Ohio State 1
Singles competition 1. #5 Megan Moulton-Levy (WM) def. Julie Blackmore (OSU) 6-0, 6-1 2. #68 Katarina Zoricic (WM) def. Christina Keesey (OSU) 6-0, 6-1 3. Ragini Acharya (WM) def. Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) 6-1, 6-3 4. Magdalena Bresson (WM) def. Ally Mueller (OSU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 5. Barbara Zidek (WM) def. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) 6-2, 6-3 6. Julie Voss (OSU) def. Carmen Pop (WM) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)
Doubles competition 1. #1 Megan Moulton-Levy/Katarina Zoricic (WM) def. Julie Blackmore/Ally Mueller (OSU) 8-1 2. Ragini Acharya/Magdalena Bresson (WM) def. Sonia Ruzimovsky/Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) 9-8 (11-9) 3. Ciara Finucane/Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Barbara Zidek/Carmen Pop (WM) 8-5
Match Notes: Ohio State 5-3 William & Mary 8-0; National ranking #12 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,5,3,6,4)