Jan. 27, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Ohio State women’s tennis team is 2-0 on the young, spring season after defeating the Marquette Golden Eagles, 6-1, in Milwaukee, Wis. The match was the Golden Eagles third of the season.

In singles, the Buckeyes won all but one match. At No. 2, Monica Rincon (Jr., Lapeer, Mich.) breezed to a 6-4, 6-0 victory over MU’s Genevieve Charron. Newcomer Erica Fisk (Fr., Indianapolis, Ind.) needed little time to dispatch MU’s Eva Trujillo 6-1, 6-4 at No. 4.

The Buckeyes swept the doubles matches. At No. 1, Kristy Dascoli (Sr., Bradenton, Fla.) and Rincon won 8-3 to post a victory over MU’s Laura Garcia and Charron.

OSU faces Colorado tomorrow in Milwaukee. The match begins at noon. After the Colorado match, the No. 22 Buckeyes do not compete again as a team until Feb. 9 when the squad travels to College Park, Md., to battle No. 4 Duke. Two Buckeyes, Dascoli and Rincon, will participate in the ITA National Indoors, Feb. 1-4, in Dallas, Texas. Dascoli qualified for the National Indoors by advancing to the final at the ITA Midwest Regional. She and partner Rincon received an at-large berth to the tournament to participate in doubles play.

Ohio State 6, Marquette 1
Jan. 26, 2001, Milwaukee, Wis.

1. Laura Garcia, MU def. Kristy Dascoli, OSU
6-4, 6-1
2. Monica Rincon, OSU def. Genevieve Charron, MU
6-4, 6-0
3. Sadhaf Pervez, OSU def. Annabelle Espinoza, MU
6-3, WD
4. Erica Fisk, OSU def. Eva Trujillo, MU
6-1, 6-4
5. Michelle Matko, OSU def. Anna Pavlovic, MU
6-0, 6-2
6. Claudia Castro, OSU def. Sommer LaValley, MU
7-5, 7-6 (4)

1. Dascoli/Rincon, OSU def. Garcia/Charron, MU
2. Pervez/L. Maloney, OSU def. LaValley/Pavlovic, MU
3. Fisk/Castro, OSU def. Stankovic/Devraj, MU

Ohio State 2-0
Marquette 1-2