COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a hard-fought NCAA Tournament first round match, the No. 25-ranked Ohio State women’s tennis team lost to Georgia Tech, 4-3, Friday in Nashville, Tenn. Ohio State ends the season 19-7 (8-3 B1G), while the No. 41-ranked Yellow Jackets (13-12, 7-7 ACC) advance to the second round. Ohio State was making a sixth consecutive NCAA appearance and the 16th in program history.
The Short Story
The match start was delayed over an hour because of rain, and included other stoppages for light rain. The Buckeyes claimed the doubles point, with Shiori Fukuda and Kolie Allen winning on court one and Danielle Wolf and Isabelle Boulais prevailing on court two. Fukuda dropped just one game on court three to push the Buckeye lead to 2-0 but Georgia Tech won the next three matches, all in straight sets, on courts one, six and four, to take a 3-2 lead.
The two remaining courts were in a third set to decide the match. On court five, Buckeye Luna Dormet prevailed to tie the team score at three. On court two, Kolie Allen came back from a 1-5 deficit in the third set to tie the match and broke to go ahead 6-5. The Yellow Jacket answered with a break of her own to force a tiebreak and she pulled away for a 7-4 victory, the singles match and the team win.
Isabelle Boulais will compete in the NCAA singles championship, which runs May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
Georgia Tech vs Ohio State
May 03, 2019 at Nashville, Tenn.
(Currey Tennis Center)
#41 Georgia Tech 4, #25 Ohio State 3
Georgia Tech 13-12; National ranking #41
Ohio State 19-7; National ranking #25
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (3,1,6,4,5,2)