April 26, 2019

No. 25 Buckeyes Drop B1G Tournament Match to Northwestern


COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament, the No. 25-ranked Ohio State women’s tennis team fell to Northwestern, 4-0, Friday in Lincoln, Neb. The Buckeyes, the tournament’s No. 4 seed, are now 19-6 this season, while the No. 5 seed Wildcats, ranked 29th, move to 15-9 on the year and advance to face No. 1 seed Michigan in the semifinals.

In Doubles

  • Northwestern won the doubles points with victories on courts 1 and 3.
  • The Wildcat tandem of Julie Byrne and Hannah McColgan defeated Buckeyes Luna Dormet and Shiori Fukuda on court two, 6-1.
  • In a matchup of ranked teams on court one, the Ohio State duo of Isabelle Boulais and Danielle Wolf, ranked 84th, defeated No. 62 Clarissa Hand and Lee Or, 6-2. The Ohio State won the first two games of the match and carried the lead throughout.
  • The doubles point came down to court three, where Northwestern’s Rheeya Doshi and Inci Ogut defeated Ohio State’s Kolie Allen and Andrea Ballinger, 6-3, winning the final three games.

In Singles

  • Northwestern won three singles matches in straight sets to clinch the victory.
  • The Wildcats won back-to-back on courts one and two. On court one, No. 40 Clarissa Hand defeated No. 55 Isabelle Boulais and on court two, Julie Byrne topped No. 93 Shiori Fukuda.
  • Caroline Pozo pulled away at the end vs. Luna Dormet on court five for a 6-4, 6-4 victory for the Wildcats’ fourth point.
  • The three remaining matches were in third sets when play was halted.
  • Both Kolie Allen on court three and Danielle Wolf on court four rallied to win the second set and force a third set, with both leading in the third. On court six, Mary Beth Hurley won her first set before Northwestern tied the match with a second set victory.

Up Next

The 2019 NCAA Championship field will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Monday on NCAA.com. Ohio State is looking to make the 16th appearance in program history and sixth in a row.

The Results

Northwestern vs Ohio State
Apr 26, 2019 at Lincoln, Neb.
(Dillon Tennis Center (North))

#29 Northwestern 4, #25 Ohio State 0

Singles competition

  1. #40 Clarissa Hand (NU) def. #55 Isabelle Boulais (OSU) 6-2, 6-3
  2. Julie Byrne (NU) def. #93 Shiori Fukuda (OSU) 6-4, 6-2
  3. #99 Kolie Allen (OSU) vs. Lee Or (NU) 2-6, 6-4, 5-3, unfinished
  4. Danielle Wolf (OSU) vs. Rheeya Doshi (NU) 4-6, 7-5, 2-0, unfinished
  5. Caroline Pozo (NU) def. Luna Dormet (OSU) 6-4, 6-4
  6. Mary Beth Hurley (OSU) vs. Hannah McColgan (NU) 6-1, 4-6, 1-3, unfinished

Doubles competition

  1. #84 Isabelle Boulais/Danielle Wolf (OSU) def. #62 Clarissa Hand/Lee Or (NU) 6-2
  2. Julie Byrne/Hannah McColgan (NU) def. Luna Dormet/Shiori Fukuda (OSU) 6-1
  3. Rheeya Doshi/Inci Ogut (NU) def. Kolie Allen/Andrea Ballinger (OSU) 6-3

Match Notes:
Northwestern 15-9, 7-4 Big Ten; National ranking #29
Ohio State 19-6, 8-3 Big Ten; National ranking #25
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,2,5)
B1G Tournament quarterfinals
OSU No. 4 seed, NU No. 5 seed
Official: Nick Flentie  T-2:38  A-91