Oct. 16, 2004

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team continued to taste success Saturday at the Eck Classic in South Bend, Ind. Lindsay Bryan (Sr., New Orleans, La./Ursuline Academy), Silvia Prajescu (Fr., Dollard-Des-Orneaux, Quebec/Des-Sources) and Nidhi Shah (Mumbai, India/Mithibai College) all picked up a pair of singles victories in the modified dual format that matched the Buckeyes with Notre Dame, Michigan State and Virginia.

A day after sweeping Kansas in singles, Ohio State won five of six matches against Michigan State. Bryan beat Christine Bader, 6-3, 6-2, Shah topped Jaylen Musselman, 6-3, 6-1, and Prajescu bested Karen Gustafson, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(2). Also winning for the Buckeyes were Kristin Messmer (So., Lutherville, Md./McDonogh), who beat Sarah Andrews, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (2), and Sonia Ruzimovsky (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech), who stopped Pascale Schnitzer, 6-4, 6-3.

Against the host Fighting Irish, Bryan and Prajescu also picked up victories, along with Emily DeCamilla (Sr., Sacramento, Calif./Maryland). Bryan beat Jennifer Smith, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), Prajescu shutout Bailey Louderback, 8-0, and DeCamilla swept Brook Buck, 6-2, 6-3. In doubles, Messmer and Ruzimovsky teamed up to down Louderback and Liz Donohoe, 8-1.

Shah picked up her second victory of the day in an eight-game pro set match, beating Dora Bechliwanis of Virginia, 8-6.

The Buckeyes conclude play at the Eck Classic at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with eight singles matches and three doubles matches against Virginia.

Eck Classic
Day 2
Oct. 16, 2004
South Bend, Ind.

Teams competing: Ohio State (OSU), Notre Dame (ND), Kansas (KU), Virginia (VA), Michigan State (MSU)

Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

Emily DeCamilla (OSU) def. Brook Buck (ND) 6-2, 6-3
Lauren Connelly (ND) def. Lindsey Adams (OSU) 6-4, 6-2
Kristina Stastny (ND) def. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (11-9)
Lindsay Bryan (OSU) def. Jennifer Smith (ND) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Sarah Jane Connelly (ND) def. Kristin Messmer (OSU) 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Liz Donohue (ND) def. Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) 6-2, 6-1
Silvia Prajescu (OSU) def. Bailey Louderback (ND) 8-0

Brook Buck/Lauren Connelly (ND) def. Lindsey Adams/Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) 8-5
Sarah Jane Connelly/Kristina Stastny (ND) def. Emily DeCamilla/Emily Howard (OSU) 8-5
Kristin Messmer/Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Liz Donohue/Bailey Louderback (ND) 8-1

Ohio State vs. Virginia

Lori Stern (V) def. Silvia Prajescu (OSU) 6-0, 6-0
Lauren Bruch (V) def. Nidhi Shah (OSU) 6-3, 7-6
Nidhi Shah (OSU) def. Dora Bechliwanis (V) 8-6
Marta Bechliwanis (V) def. Emily Howard (OSU) 8-2

Ohio State vs. Michigan State
Keri Thompson (MSU) def. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) 6-2, 6-1
Lindsay Bryan (OSU) def. Christine Bader (MSU) 6-3, 6-2
Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Sarah Andrews (MSU) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-2)
Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Pascale Schnitzer (MSU) 6-4, 6-3
Silvia Prajescu (OSU) def. Karen Gustafson (MSU) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-2)
Nidhi Shah (OSU) def. Jaylen Musselman (MSU) 6-3, 6-1