April 11, 2014

Box Score



COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 49th-ranked Ohio State women’s tennis team captured its 11th-straight win at the Varsity Tennis Center Friday afternoon, shutting out No. 41 Indiana, 7-0. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 15-7 overall with five wins in conference play, including four wins vs. ranked opponents.

The Buckeyes clinched the doubles point with a sweep of doubles competition, including a pair of tiebreaker victories. Sandy Niehaus and Gabriella De Santis extended their win streak to eight-straight matches with an 8-7 (7-4) win vs. Sophie Garre and Shannon Murdy on court two. At No. 1 doubles, sophomore Grainne O’Neill and senior Noelle Malley tabbed an 8-4 win vs. Carolyn Chupa and Katie Klyczek to secure the doubles point for the Buckeyes. After trailing early in the set, the No.75th-ranked duo of Ferny Angeles Paz and Miho Kowase battled back to top Kayla Fujimoto and Alecia Kauss and move to 12-0 this spring.

O’Neill notched the first victory for the Buckeyes in singles competition, downing Gabriella Rubenstein, 6-0, 6-0, on court six, to earn her 20th win of the season. Niehaus followed with a 6-3, 6-3 win vs. Chupa, while Ferny Angeles Paz secured the team victory vs. the Hoosiers with a tiebreaker win in the second set, 9-7.

Ahead 4-1 in the third set, Flower added another point for Ohio State as Shannon Murdy retired to put the Buckeyes ahead 5-0 in the match. At No. 1 singles, No. 83-ranked Gabriella De Santis posted her seventh-consecutive win with a straight-set victory, 7-6, 6-4, vs. Klyczek. Kowase wrapped up play for the Buckeyes, rallying back to defeat Sophie Garre, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, to earn the squad’s ninth shutout victory of the spring.

Up next, Ohio State will host its home season finale at noon Sunday vs. Purdue on Senior Day. Seniors Kelsey Becker and Noelle Malley will be recognized prior to the match. 

Tennis Match Results

Indiana vs Ohio State

Apr 11, 2014 at Columbus, Ohio

(Varsity Tennis Center)


#49 Ohio State 7, #41 Indiana 0


 Singles competition 

1. #83 Gabriella De Santis (OSU) def. Katie Klyczek (IU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

2. Miho Kowase (OSU) def. Sophie Garre (IU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

3. Sandy Niehaus (OSU) def. Carolyn Chupa (IU) 6-3, 6-3

4. Ferny Angeles Paz (OSU) def. Alecia Kauss (IU) 6-2, 7-6 (9-7)

5. Nicole Flower (OSU) def. Shannon Murdy (IU) 6-3, 3-6, 4-1, retired

6. Grainne O’Neill (OSU) def. Gabrielle Rubenstein (IU) 6-0, 6-0


 Doubles competition 

1. Grainne O’Neill/Noelle Malley (OSU) def. Carolyn Chupa/Katie Klyczek (IU) 8-4

2. Sandy Niehaus/Gabriella De Santis (OSU) def. Sophie Garre/Shannon Murdy (IU) 8-7 (7-4)

3. #75 Ferny Angeles Paz/Miho Kowase (OSU) def. Kayla Fujimoto/Alecia Kauss (IU) 8-7 (7-2)


Match Notes:

Indiana 16-7, 4-4 B1G; National ranking #41

Ohio State 15-7, 5-3 B1G; National ranking #49

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,3,4,5,1,2)