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Oct. 3, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State women’s tennis players Michelle Matko (Aurora, Ill.) and Sadhaf Pervez (Fr., Warren, N.J.) each claimed singles titles Sunday at the Penn State Invitational in University Park, Pa. %^$

%^$ Matko defeated three Nittany Lions to earn the Flight A singles title. After a first round bye she beat PSU’s Rebecca Ho in the second round, Alison Barnett in the semifinals and Pilar Montgomery in the final match.%^$

%^$ In Flight B singles, Pervez beat Penn State’s Judy Wank in the first round and Shannon Price of West Virginia in the second round and Janelle Perez of Penn State in the semifinals. Pervez defeated teammate Claudia Castro (So., Onalaksa, Wis.), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, to win the title. %^$

%^$ Monica Rincon (So., Lapeer, Mich.) reached the semifinals of Flight A singles before falling to Pilar Montgomery of Penn State, 6-2, 6-4. She won the third place match over Alison Barnett of Penn State, 6-1,6-0.%^$

%^$ The Buckeyes will next compete Oct. 15-17 at the Indiana Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.%^$

OHIO STATE RESULTS%^$A Singles%^$First Round%^$Monica Rincon, OSU def. Ngozi Amosi, Cornell 6-4, 6-4%^$Michelle Matko, OSU BYE%^$Second Round%^$Rincon, OSU def. Lenka Beranova, Penn 6-1, 6-4 %^$Matko, OSU def. Rebecca Ho, Penn State 2-6, 7-5, 6-1%^$Semifinals%^$Pilar Montgomery, Penn State def. Rincon, OSU 6-2, 6-4%^$Matko, OSU def. Alison Barnett, Penn State 6-1, 6-2%^$Finals%^$Matko, OSU def. Pilar Montgomery, Penn State 6-3, 6-0%^$Third Place Match%^$Rincon, OSU def. Barnett, Penn State 6-1, 6-0%^$

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B Singles%^$First Round%^$Claudia Castro, OSU BYE%^$Sadhaf Pervez, OSU def. Judy Wank, Penn State 6-4, 6-2%^$Anna Marie Underwood, West Virginia def. Laura Maloney, OSU 6-4, 6-4%^$Second Round%^$Castro, OSU def. Nicole Chiv, Cornell 3-6, 6-1, 6-2%^$Pervez, OSU def. Shannon Price, West Virginia 6-4, 6-2%^$Semifinals%^$Castro, OSU def. Perez, Penn State 3-6, 6-4, 6-4%^$Pervez, OSU def. Louani Boscara, Penn 6-2, 6-3%^$Finals%^$Pervez, OSU def. Castro, OSU 6-2, 6-2%^$

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C Singles%^$First Round%^$Taryn Bowen, OSU BYE%^$Teresa Whiteside, Penn State def. Katherine Martin, OSU 6-2, 6-4%^$Second Round%^$Elana Gold, Penn def. Bowen, OSU 6-4, 6-3%^$

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B Singles Consolation%^$First Round%^$Laura Maloney, OSU def. Jolene Sloat, Penn State default%^$Final%^$Maloney, OSU def. Judy Wang, PSU 7-6, (7-3), 6-1%^$

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C Singles Consolation%^$First Round%^$Katherine Martin, OSU def. Katherine Agustsson, WVU 6-2, 7-5 %^$Final%^$Becky Sendrow, Cornell def. Martin, OSU 6-3, 6-1 %^$

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C Singles Super Consolation%^$Wojas, Penn def. Taryn Bowen, OSU 6-2, 6-2 %^$

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A Doubles%^$First Round%^$Rincon/Castro, OSU BYE%^$Beranova/Gold, Penn def. Maloney/Pervez, OSU 9-8 (7-5)%^$Second Round%^$Rincon/Castro, OSU def. Decov/Dorsey, Penn 8-2%^$Semifinal%^$Ho/Montgomery, Penn State def. Rincon/Castro, OSU 8-4%^$

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B Doubles%^$First Round%^$Bowen/Matko, OSU BYE%^$Chiu/Toke, Cornell def. Martin, OSU/Stanko, PSU 8-1%^$Second Round%^$Bowen/Matko, OSU def. Abramson/Goldstein, Penn State 8-2%^$Semifinal%^$Mazza/Bascara, Penn def. Bowen/Matko, OSU 8-6%^$

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B Doubles Consolation%^$Whiteside/Perez, Penn State def. Maloney/Pervez, OSU 8-3%^$

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Extra Match%^$Laura Maloney, OSU def. Margolis, Penn State 6-2, 6-4%^$