Sept. 19, 2004
Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team finished its first weekend of action in the fall season with five victories in consolation singles action Sunday at the University of Tennessee/St. Mary’s Fall Classic in Knoxville, Tenn.
Sonia Ruzimovsky (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech) and Caitlin O’Keefe (Fr., Troy, Mich./Troy) both scored victories to earn third place finishes in their flights. Competing in Flight Six, Ruzimovsky swept Bonnie Baird of Furman, 7-6, 6-1, for her second victory of the weekend. O’Keefe topped fellow-Buckeye Lindsay Bryan (Sr., New Orleans, La./Ursuline Academy), 6-5, 6-4, in Flight Three.
Also winning for the Buckeyes were Lindsey Adams (Sr., Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), Emily Howard (Jr., Akron, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) and Kristin Messmer (So., Lutherville, Md./McDonogh). Adams beat Purdue’s Alyssa Rodriguez (6-4, ret.), Howard topped Lauren Barry of N.C. State, 7-6, 1-6, 6-2, and Messmer bettered teammate Silvia Prajescu (Fr., Quebec/), 6-3, 6-4.
The Buckeyes return to action Oct. 1-3 at the Kentucky Fall Classic in Lexington, Ky.
St. Mary’s Fall Invitational
Sept. 19, 2004
Ohio State (OSU), Tennessee (UT), Middle Tennessee State (MTSU), North Carolina State (NCS), Purdue (PU), Furman (UF), Kentucky (UK)
Mary Neill Hagood def. Emily DeCamilla (OSU), default
Lindsey Adams (OSU) def. Alyssa Rodriguez (PU), 6-4, ret. (inj)
Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) def. Lindsay Bryan (OSU), 6-5, 6-4
Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Silvia Prajescu (OSU), 6-3, 6-4
Julia Roach (NCSU) def. Meredith Vincent (OSU), 4-6, 6-3, (10-5)
Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Bonnie Baird (FU), 7-6, 6-1
Emily Howard (OSU) def. Lauren Barry (NCS), 7-6, 6-1, 6-2