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Feb. 11, 2007

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team posted its fourth shutout this season, as it defeated Miami (Ohio), 7-0, Sunday at Jesse Owens West Tennis Center. The Buckeyes now are 5-1 this season, while the RedHawks drop to 2-5.

The Buckeyes swept all three doubles matches to earn the doubles point. At No. 1, Sonia Ruzimovsky (Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech) and Caitlin O’Keefe (Jr., Troy, Mich./Troy) beat Katrina Lomidze and Linda Jirouskova, 8-5. Seniors Kristin Messmer (Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) and Ciara Finucane (Dublin, Ireland/Georgia Southern) posted an 8-4 victory at No. 2 over Kelly Douple and Kristen McPhillips. At No. 3, Angela DiPastina (Titusville, N.J./Hun School of Princeton) and Ally Mueller (Fr., Roswell, Ga./New Braunfels (Texas) defeated Victoria Pulido and Jessicca Linden, 8-5.

The Buckeyes swept singles, including five straight-set wins. At No. 1, Julie Blackmore (So., Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) defeated Lomidze, 6-2, 6-1, and at No. 2, Christina Keesey (Northfield, Minn./Northfield) was a 6-4, 6-1, winner over Jirouskova. Mueller downed Douple at No. 3, 6-0, 6-2. At No. 4, Messmer won both sets in a tiebreaker (7-6, 7-6). At No. 6, Julie Voss (So., San Angelo, Texas/St. Stephen’s Academy) beat Linden, 6-1, 6-0. Finucane won against Pulido at No. 5 in a third-set super tiebreaker, 6-4, 2-6, 1-0. Ohio State is 26-13 all-time against Miami. All-time against teams from Ohio, the Buckeyes are 124-17.

The Buckeyes hit the road for their next five matches. The squad will face Marshall Feb. 17 and William & Mary Feb. 18 in Williamsburg, Va. The next weekend, the Buckeyes will go up against Auburn Feb. 24 in Louisville, Ky., followed by two matches Feb. 25 at Louisville and at Eastern Kentucky.

Tennis Match Results Miami University vs Ohio State Feb 11, 2007 at Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State 7, Miami University 0

Singles competition 1. Julie Blackmore (OSU) def. Katrina Lomidze (MIA) 6-2, 6-1 2. Christina Keesey (OSU) def. Linda Jirouskova (MIA) 6-4, 6-1 3. Ally Mueller (OSU) def. Kelly Douple (MIA) 6-0, 6-2 4. Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Kristen McPhillips (MIA) 7-6, 7-6 5. Ciara Finucane (OSU) def. Victoria Pulido (MIA) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 6. Julie Voss (OSU) def. Jessica Linden (MIA) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition 1. Sonia Ruzimovsky/Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) def. Katrina Lomidze/Linda Jirouskova (MIA) 8-5 2. Ciara Finucane/Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Kelly Douple/Kristen McPhillips (MIA) 8-4 3. Angela DiPastina/Ally Mueller (OSU) def. Victoria Pulido/Jessica Linden (MIA) 8-5

Match Notes: Miami University 2-5 Ohio State 5-1