Feb. 14, 2016


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 6 Ohio State women’s tennis team topped No. 24 Georgia Tech 6-1 at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday. The Buckeyes are now 9-1 on the year, while Georgia Tech falls to 5-3. In the win, junior Miho Kowase, sophomore Olivia Sneed and freshman Francesca Di Lorenzo all posted singles and doubles victories, with five Buckeyes winning a singles match in straight sets.

The Buckeyes will be back on the court at noon Saturday when they host No. 59 Tennessee inside the Varsity Tennis Center. Admission is free.

Ohio State claimed the doubles point after wins on courts three and one, with the No. 1 tandem prevailing in a tiebreak. Sophomore Olivia Sneed came back after going down in the second set to notch the first singles victory on court six. Freshman Francesca Di Lorenzo, ranked first nationally, posted a win on court one for a 3-0 lead and junior Ferny Angeles Paz topped her opponent 6-3, 6-1, on court five to clinch the Ohio State victory. Georgia Tech claimed a victory on court two but Gabriella De Santis answered on court three. Kowase won in a second set tiebreak on court four giving the Buckeyes a final score of 6-1.

“I’m happy with where we are at this point in the season,” Melissa Schaub, Ohio State head coach, said. “After three tough matches last weekend, having to play an unbelievably good Vanderbilt team yesterday and then having to rebound against Georgia Tech today, I think we’re doing really well right now.”

Doubles came down to court one, after each team posted a 6-1 win. Buckeyes Di Lorenzo and Sneed quickly downed the team of Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and Alexis Prokopuik, 6-1, on court three. The Buckeye duo is 8-0 this spring. Georgia Tech’s tandem of Rasheeda McAdoo and Johnnise Renaud topped the Buckeye pair of juniors De Santis and Angeles Paz, 6-1. The No. 8-ranked pair of Anna Sanford and Miho Kowase clinched the doubles point for the Buckeyes against the No. 58-ranked tandem of Kendall Woodward and Paige Hourigan in a tiebreak victory, 7-6 (3).

Sneed rallied after being down in the second set to top Megan Kurey 6-0, 6-4, on court six, improving to 8-1 this spring. Di Lorenzo posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory over No. 56 McAdoo to move her overall record to 16-2, with a 7-1 dual match ledger.

Angeles Paz notched 6-3, 6-1 win on court five against Prokopuik to clinch the victory for the Scarlet and Gray. The junior, who is 8-1 in dual matches, also clinched the Buckeyes’ victory over Vanderbilt Saturday.

After a close first set, Sanford fell 6-4, 6-2 to No. 61 Renaud. De Santis topped Hourigan 6-2, 7-5, after a tight second set on court three. In the final match on court, Kowase won in a second set tiebreak 6-2, 7-6 (4), over Woodard.

Georgia Tech vs Ohio State
Feb 14, 2016 at Columbus, Ohio
(Varsity Tennis Center)

#6 Ohio State 6, #24 Georgia Tech 1

Singles competition
1. #1 Francesca Di Lorenzo (OSU) def. #56 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) 6-1, 6-2
2. #61 Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Anna Sanford (OSU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Gabriella De Santis (OSU) def. Paige Hourigan (GT) 6-2, 7-5
4. Miho Kowase (OSU) def. Kendal Woodard (GT) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Ferny Angeles Paz (OSU) def. Alexis Prokopuik (GT) 6-3, 6-1
6. Olivia Sneed (OSU) def. Megan Kurey (GT) 6-0, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. #8 Anna Sanford/Miho Kowase (OSU) def. #58 Paige Hourigan/Kendal Woodard (GT) 7-6 (7-3)
2. Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Ferny Angeles Paz/Gabriella De Santis (OSU) 6-1
3. Olivia Sneed/Francesca Di Lorenzo (OSU) def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer/Alexis Prokopuik (GT) 6-1

Match Notes:
Georgia Tech 5-3; National ranking #24
Ohio State 9-1; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,1,5,2,3,4)
Official: Dave Engle T-2:38 A-198