COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 14-ranked Ohio State women’s tennis improved to 13-2 this year and 2-0 in the Big Ten with a 5-2 victory at Nebraska (8-11, 0-3 B1G) Friday. The Buckeyes, who have won their last 10 matches, return to Columbus to host Iowa at noon Sunday.
The match between the Buckeyes and Hawkeyes is scheduled to be played outdoors at the Varsity Tennis Courts but will be moved inside if there is inclement weather. Check OhioStateBuckeyes.com and the Ohio State women’s tennis social media accounts for the location Sunday morning.
Against the Huskers, Ohio State won the doubles point and notched four straight-set singles victories for the conference win. Kolie Allen won in singles and doubles for Ohio State.
The Buckeyes won the doubles match for the 12th time this spring. Isabelle Boulais and Danielle Wolf dropped just one game on court three against Hayley Haakenstad and Jeannie Lozowski. On court two, the tandem of Kolie Allen and Andrea Ballinger won 7-5, winning the last three games for the victory to clinch the doubles point.
On court one, the Buckeye duo of Shiori Fukuda and Luna Dormet, who rallied from a 2-4 deficit, was in a tiebreak against Vasanti Shinde and Marina Cozac when play was called.
The Buckeyes won the first four completed matches in straight sets to clinch the win.
Luna Dormet was first off, downing Jessica Aragon on court five, 6-2, 6-0. No. 78-ranked Shiori Fukuda followed with a 6-3, 6-1 victory on court one over Vasanti Shinde. Kolie Allen, ranked 61st, clinched the victory, topping Jeannie Lozowski, 6-0, 6-4, on court three. On court six, Mary Beth Hurley defeated Hayley Haakenstad, 6-2, 6-3.
Nebraska got on the board with Marina Cozac’s 6-0, 7-5 win over Danielle Wolf on court five, ending Wolf’s six-match winning streak, and on court six the Huskers’ Claire Feifeis, won a close match over No. 55 Isabelle Boulais, 7-6 (3), 7-5 for the 5-2 final.
Hurley and Fukuda have both won their last six completed matches. Allen leads the Buckeyes with a 13-2 record this spring.
Ohio State vs Nebraska
Mar 22, 2019 at Lincoln, Neb
(Dillon Tennis Center)
#14 Ohio State 5, Nebraska 2
Ohio State 13-2, 2-0 B1G; National ranking #14
Nebraska 8-11, 0-3 B1G
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,1,3,6,4,2)