April 24, 2005

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team lost 7-0 to Wisconsin Sunday afternoon at the Jesse Owens West Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio. The duo of Caitlin O’Keefe (Fr., Troy, Mich./Troy) and Lindsay Bryan (Sr., New Orleans, La./Ursuline Academy) won at No. 3 doubles for the Buckeyes (7-18, 2-8 Big Ten). The Badgers finished the season 6-4 in the Big Ten and 14-7 overall.

Ohio State lost the doubles point despite the 8-3 victory by O’Keefe and Bryan over Wisconsin’s Nicole Beck and Chelsea Nusslock.

In singles, Emily DeCamilla (Sr., Sacramento, Calif./Maryland) lost at the No. 1 position to Katie McGaffigan, 6-2, 7-5, despite a comeback attempt in the second set. At No. 2, No. 83-ranked Caitlin Burke of Wisconsin downed Sonia Ruzimovsky (Soph., Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech), 6-3, 6-3. At No. 3, Ohio State’s Caitlin O’Keefe (Fr., Troy, Mich./Troy) also saw her bid for a victory fall short when she lost a match-tie-breaker, 12-10, to Lindsay Martin.

With the regular season finished, Ohio State will compete Thursday at the 2005 Big Ten Championship in East Lansing, Mich.

Tennis Match Results
Wisconsin vs Ohio State
Apr 24, 2005 at Columbus, Ohio

#33 Wisconsin 7, Ohio State 0

Singles competition:
1. Katie McGaffigan (WIS) def. Emily DeCamilla (OSU), 6-2, 7-5
2. #83 Caitlin Burke (WIS) def. Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU), 6-3, 6-3
3. Lindsay Martin (WIS) def. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU), 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (12-10)
4. Kaylan Caiati (WIS) def. Kristin Messmer (OSU), 6-4, 6-4
5. Nicole Beck (WIS) def. Lindsay Bryan (OSU), 6-0, 6-2
6. Chelsea Nusslock (WIS) def. Silvia Prajescu (OSU), 6-4, 7-6

Doubles competition:
1. Katie McGaffigan/Caitlin Burke (WIS) def. Emily DeCamilla/Meredith Vincent (OSU), 8-4
2. Kaylan Caiati/Lindsay Martin (WIS) def. Sonia Ruzimovsky/Kristin Messmer (OSU), 8-0
3. Caitlin O’Keefe/Lindsay Bryan (OSU) def. Nicole Beck/Chelsea Nusslock (WIS), 8-3

Match Notes:
Wisconsin 14-7, 6-4 Big Ten; National ranking #33
Ohio State 7-18, 2-8 Big Ten
Order of finish:
Doubles: 3, 1, 2
Singles: 5, 2, 6, 4, 1, 3