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Oct. 8, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio-The Ohio State women’s tennis team wrapped up the first day of action at the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill., Friday. In singles, the Buckeyes had three players emerge victorious. Ohio State also had two teams win in the doubles event. Play at the tournament runs through Sunday.

In singles, Caitlin O’Keefe won her match against Bader from Michigan State in three sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Also victorious was Angela DiPastina, who won in two sets over Northern Illinois’ Svetlic, 7-5, 6-3. Senior Emily Howard posted a win in her match with Marshall of Louisville, 6-4, 6-2, extending her winning streak to four.

In doubles for Ohio State, the team of Kristin Messmer and Ciara Finucane won its first match, 8-6, over Northern Illinois’ Svetlic and Asuaje.

The tandem of Julie Blackmore and Caitlin O’Keefe won in the first round, 8-1, over Dum of Illinois-Chicago and Milosaljevic of Western Michigan. Blackmore and O’Keefe then lost a close match, 8-5, to Louisville’s Klokotzky and White.

Wildcat Invitational Evantson, Ill. Oct. 7, 2005 Ohio State results

Singles Antuvnovi (DeP) def. Julie Blackmore (OSU), 6-4, 7-5 Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) def. Bader (MSU), 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Salumone (Wis) def. Ciara Finucane (OSU), 6-2, 6-5 DiPastina (OSU) def. Svetlic (NI) 7-5, 6-3 Mead (WMU) def. Olga Koutseridi (OSU), 7-5, 1-0 ret. Emily Howard (OSU) def. Marshall (Lou), 6-4, 6-2 Carpenter (Wis) def. Kristin Messmer (OSU), 7-5, 6-2 White (Lou) def. Julie Voss (OSU), 6-1, 6-2

Doubles Gracanon/Marshall (Lou) def. Kinning/Koutseridi (OSU), 8-2 Antonvic/Mirisic (DeP) def. Dipastina/Howard (OSU) Messmer/Finucane (OSU) def. Svetlic/Asuaje (NI), 8-6 Blackmore/O’Keefe (OSU) def. Dum/Milosaljevic (UIC/WMU), 8-1 Jeanmarie/Regnansic (WMU) def. Voss/Ruzimovsky (OSU), unavailable Klokotzky/White (Lou) def. Blackmore/O’Keefe (OSU), 8-5