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Oct. 2, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team opened play at the 2004 Kentucky Fall Classic at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Ky., Friday. Four Buckeyes – Sonia Ruzimovsky, Kristin Messmer, Lindsay Bryan and Emily DeCamilla, posted first-round wins in their respective flights, however, all four dropped to consolation play following the second round.

In the red flight, both Ruzimovsky and Messmer won their first-set matches in three sets. Ruzimovzy (So., Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Technical) beat William & Mary’s Linda Yang in the first round before falling to Karima Ledaja of Arkansas in Round 2. Messmer (So., Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) topped Louisville’s Robyn White but then fell to Kentucky’s Christine Simpson.

In the white flight, Bryan (Sr., New Orleans, La.,/Ursuline Academy) posted a first-round win over Jeanne Schwartz of Marshall before losing to Amy Wei of W&M in three sets in the second round. DeCamilla (Sr., Sacramento, Calif./Maryland) won her first match in the blue flight over Louisville’s Kelly Taylor but lost to Kentucky’s’ Sarah Foster in Round 2.

Doubles action also started Friday, with two Buckeye teams picking up wins. DeCamilla and Emily Howard (Jr., Akron, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) topped Grancin/Stewart, 8-6, and Bryan and Meredith Vincent (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Virginia Tech) beat Marshall and White by the same score.

Play continues at 9 a.m. Saturday in Lexington, Ky.

2004 Kentucky Fall Classic Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex Lexington, Ky. Ohio State results

Green Flight First Round Liis Sober (Kentucky) def. Meredith Vincent (Ohio State) – 6-1, 6-1 Shannon Brown (Marshall) def. Silvia Prajescu (Ohio State) – 6-3, 7-5 Consolation Silvia Prajescu (OSU) def. Alex de Guzman (WM) – 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 Meredith Vincent (OSU) def. Catie McLevish (PU) – 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Red Flight First Round Sonia Ruzimovsky (Ohio State) def. Linda Yang (William & Mary) – 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Kristin Messmer (Ohio State) def. Robyn White (Louisville) – 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 Second Round Karima Ledaja (UA) def. Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) – 7-6 (3), 6-3 Christine Simpson (UK) def. Kristin Messmer (OSU) – 6-4, 6-3

White Flight First Round Candice Fuchs (William & Mary) def. Caitlin O’Keefe (Ohio State) – 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 Lindsay Bryan (Ohio State) def. Jeanne Schwartz (Marshall) – 6-2, 6-1 Second Round Amy Wei (WM) def. Lindsay Bryan (OSU) -6-0, 3-6, 6-3 Consolation Emily Wang (UI) def. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) – 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

Blue Flight First Round Megan Moulton Levy (William & Mary) def. Lindsey Adams (Ohio State) – 6-2, 6-2 Emily DeCamilla (Ohio State) def. Kelly Taylor (Louisville) – 6-1, 6-2 Second Round Sarah Foster(UK) def. Emily DeCamilla (OSU) – 6-2, 6-4 Consolation Ashley Kroh (MU) def. Lindsey Adams (OSU) – 6-1, 6-2

Gold Flight (Round Robin) Natalie Lazskowski (Louisville) def. Emily Howard (Ohio State) – 6-1, 6-2 Emily Vest (MTSU) def. Emily Howard (OSU) – 7-5, 6-2

Doubles Foster/Kalsarieva (UK) def. O’Keefe/Adams (OSU) – 8-2 DeCamilla/Howard (OSU) def. Gracanin/Stewart – 8-6 Caperton/Pavlin def. Hill-Prajescu – 8-3 Dunbar/Sherbakov (WM) def. Messmer/Ruzimovsky (OSU) – 8-4 Bryan/Vincent (OSU) def. Marshall/White – 8-6