Oct. 25, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the qualifying round at the Omni Hotels/ITA Midwest Regional Championships in East Lansing Mich., Jackie Leskovar (Jr./Cambridge, Ontario) defeated three opponents to enter the main draw, which will begin Saturday. She will join No. 89 Sadhaf Pervez (Sr./Warren, N.J.), seeded No. 6, No. 69 Erica Fisk (Jr./Indianapolis, Ind.), seeded No. 9-16, and Lindsey Williams (Jr./Beverly Hills, Mich.). The singles main draw will conclude on Oct. 29.

Lindsey Adams (So./Mercer Island, Wash.), Taryn Bowen (Jr./Columbus, Ohio) and Emily DeCamilla (So./Sacramento, Calif.) fell in the first round of the qualifying draw. In the single consolation match, all three recorded wins.

In the main draw, No. 6 seed Pervez will face Branca Savic of Northwestern, No. 9-16 seed Fisk will play Lauren Connely of Notre Dame, Williams will encounter Lauren Clary of Xavier and Leskovar will compete against No. 8 seed Valerie Vlada of Minnesota.

This fall, Pervez is 8-4 in singles play and 2-1 in doubles. Fisk has posted an 8-3 singles record and a 5-2 doubles mark. The Buckeyes have combined for a singles record of 60-44.

Buckeye’s Results Qualifing Round of 64 Lescovar def. Teri Gonzaga (Wisconson) 6-1, 6-2 Shelley Brady (Michigan State) def. Adams 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Monica Rivero (Toledo) def. Bowen 6-3, 7-5 Ying Kansuthi (Eastern Michigan) def. DeCamilla 7-6(2), 6-3 Michelle Web (Illinois) def. Bryan 6-4, 6-2

Round of 32 Lescovar def. Malena Remynse (Western Michigan) 7-6(4), 6-1

Round of 16 Lescovar def. Jennifer Smith (Notre Dame) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1

Consolation match Adams def. Jill Weiman (Indiana) 6-3, 6-3 Bryan def. Val Stoilove (Western Michigan) DeCamilla def. Sophie Rychlik (Indiana) 6-1, 6-1 Bowen def. Kate Thoman (Michigan State) 7-6(3), 6-2