March 3, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 14-ranked Ohio State women’s tennis team defeated the Bears of Baylor, 5-2, on a snowy Sunday afternoon at the Varsity Tennis Center. The Buckeyes claimed the doubles point and won four singles matches, with three in straight sets, against the Bears to move their winning streak to eight.
The Buckeyes, now 11-2, will have a 10-day gap before flying to Las Vegas, Nev., to take on UNLV March 13. The match vs. the Rebels is scheduled for 1 p.m. (ET).
Quoting Coach Melissa Schaub
“It’s always good to get a win. We need to get ready to get back to work on Tuesday. It’s a long season and we have a lot of tennis left to play. We will really focus these next nine or ten days to make a jump.”
Ohio State picked up the doubles point vs. the Bears. Danielle Wolf and Luna Dormet defeated Stephanie Adames and Katelyn Parker, 6-1, on court three. The No. 21-ranked Buckeye duo of Shiori Fukuda and Isabelle Boulais won over Livia Kraus and Kristina Sorokolet, 6-3, on court one. Buckeye freshman Kolie Allen and senior Andrea Ballinger, were down 3-5 on court two when play was suspended.
Emma Decoste had a dominant performance on court six, where she defeated Katelyn Parker of the Bears. Decoste only dropped one game and finished in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.
On court five, Mary Beth Hurley faced Stephanie Adames. Hurley did not give up a single game and swept Adames 6-0, 6-0, advancing the Buckeye lead to 3-0 over Baylor. It was Hurley’s sixth dual victory of the season.
The next to wrap up play was freshman No. 48-ranked Kolie Allen. Allen won 6-3 in the first set against Baylor’s Kristina Sorokolet. In the second set the Buckeye didn’t skip a beat, shutting out the Bear 6-0, and clinching the Ohio State victory. Allen’s win on court three extended the Buckeyes’ record at the position to 12-0 this year.
Agreeing to play out the remaining matches, the Buckeyes and Bears kept play alive on courts one, two and four.
Court one wrapped up with Jessica Hinojose defeating No. 64-ranked Isabelle Boulais to put the first point for the Bears on the board. Boulais won the first set 6-1, followed by a second set win for Baylor, 6-4. The match went to a super tiebreaker, with Hinojose winning 10-5 to capture the match.
Luna Dormet’s match against Adames was played in similar fashion. The Buckeye dropped set one, 6-3, but won set two, 6-3. In the super tiebreaker, the Bear pulled ahead 10-4 to claim the match.
The team match score read 4-2 Ohio State when court two remained to close out today’s contest. No. 72-ranked Shiori Fukuda of the Buckeyes faced Livia Kraus. Fukuda won the first set 6-1 before the Bear tied the match with a second set win in a tiebreaker. The super tiebreaker was played out to 11-9, with Fukuda winning.
Baylor vs Ohio State
Mar 03, 2019 at Columbus, Ohio
(Varsity Tennis Center)
#14 Ohio State 5, Baylor 2
Ohio State 11-2; National ranking #14
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,5,3,1,4,2)
Official: Marcus Lee T-90