Jan. 22, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team opened the 2005 spring season Saturday with a 6-1 loss to No. 21 Notre Dame at the Jesse Owens West Recreation Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Sonia Ruzimovsky (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech) earned the only Buckeye victory of the day, a 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (8) win over Liz Donahue at the No. 6 position.

The rest of the singles matches went to the Fighting Irish. No. 69-ranked Catrina Thompson beat Emily DeCamilla (Sr., Sacramento, Calif./Maryland) 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 1 spot, No. 85-ranked Brook Buck topped Lindsey Adams (Sr., Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2, Christian Thompson bested Caitlin O’Keefe (Fr., Troy, Mich./Troy) 6-2, 6-0, at No. 3, Lauren Connelly stopped Kristin Messmer (So., Lutherville, Md./McDonogh), 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (8), at No. 4 and Kiki Stastny beat Lindsay Bryan (Sr., New Orleans, La./Ursuline Academy), 6-2, 6-3, at No. 5.

The Fighting Irish won all three doubles matches. Thompson and Thompson beat O’Keefe and Anna Volberg (Soph., Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula), 8-4, at No. 1, Buck and Connelly topped Adams and Ruzimovsky, 8-5, at No. 2 and Stastny and Sarah Jane Connelly defeated DeCamilla and Meredith Vincent (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Va. Tech), 8-5, at No. 3.

The Buckeyes return to action tonight as they play host to Cleveland State at 6 p.m. at the Jesse Owens West Recreation Center.

No. 49 Ohio State 1
No. 21 Notre Dame 6
Jan. 22, 2005
Jesse Owens West Recreation Center
Columbus, Ohio

No. 1 #69 Catrina Thompson (ND) def. Emily DeCamilla (OSU), 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 #85 Brook Buck (ND) def. Lindsey Adams (OSU), 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 Christian Thompson (ND) def. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU), 6-2, 6-0
No. 4 Lauren Connelly (ND) def. Kristin Messmer (OSU), 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (8)
No. 5 Kiki Stastny (ND) def. Lindsay Bryan (OSU), 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Liz Donahue (ND), 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (8)

No. 1 #4 Christian Thompson/Catrina Thompson (ND/ Anna Volberg/Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU), 8-4
No. 2 Brook Buck/ Lauren Connelly (ND) def. Lindsey Adams/Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU), 8-5
No. 3 Sarah Jane Connelly/Kiki Stastny (ND) def. Emily DeCamilla /Meredith Vincent (OSU), 8-5