Oct. 31, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team concluded play Monday at the Big Green Invitational. The event was held at the Allie Boss Tennis Center and Alan Gordon Pavilion on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. The event consisted of two 32-player singles flights and one 32-team doubles flight. The Buckeyes won the championship in flight A singles and in doubles.

Sonia Ruzimovsky (Jr., Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Technical) and DiPastina won five straight matches and defeated Anela Dujstic and Dana Gordon of Rutgers by a score of 8-6 in the final to win the doubles championship.

In the A singles main draw, Angela DiPastina (Fr., Titusville, N.J./Hun School of Princeton) dropped her first match to Katie Draganova of Boston University, 3-6, 6-2, 11-9. DiPastina went on to win her next four matches and defeated Cindy Chu of Harvard, 6-3, 6-2, in the finals to win the consolation bracket.

Also in the A flight, Sonia Ruzimovsky (Jr., Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Technical) won her first three matches in the main draw before falling in the semifinals to Andrea Novaceanu of Buffalo by a score of 6-3, 6-2.

In the B singles flight, Olga Koutseridi (Fr., Barcelona, Spain/Schiller International) defeated Jen Murray of Dartmouth, 7-6 (5), 6-2 and Shayna Miller of Cornell, 7-5, 6-3 in the first two rounds. Koutseridi then dropped her quarterfinal match to Danielle Viola of Seton Hall, 6-1, 6-2.

The Buckeyes will return to action this weekend as they host the ITA National Collegiate Indoor Championships. The event will be held at the Racquet Club of Columbus (1100 Bethel Road). Play begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.

Big Green Invitational
Main Draw Singles and Doubles
Oct. 29-31, 2005
Hanover, N.H.
Allie Boss Tennis Center and Alan Gordon Pavilion

Main draw singles- A flight
Round of 32
Katie Draganova (BU) def. Angela DiPastina (OSU), 3-6, 6-2, 11-9
Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Yana Sadovskaya (BU), 6-2, 6-0

Round of 16
Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Elizabeth Googe (Cornell), 6-2, 6-3

Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Katrina Elder-Bush (Rutgers), 6-3, 6-2

Andrea Novaceanu (Buffalo) def. Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU), 6-1, 6-4

Main draw singles- B flight
Round of 32

Olga Koutseridi (OSU) def. Jen Murray (Dartmouth), 7-5 (5), 6-2

Round of 16
Olga Koutseridi (OSU) def. Shayna Miller (Cornell), 7-5, 6-3

Danielle Viola (Seton Hall) def. Olga Koutseridi (OSU), 6-1, 6-2

Consolation singles- A flight
Round of 16

Angela DiPastina (OSU) def. Nikhila Narra (Southern Miss.), 1-6, 6-4, 10-8

Angela DiPastina (OSU) def. Katie Jaxheimer (Dartmouth), 6-4, 6-2

Angela DiPastina (OSU) def. Laura Trimble (Princeton), 6-2, 6-4

Angela DiPastina (OSU) def. Cindy Chu (Harvard), 6-3, 6-2

Doubles main draw
First Round- Round of 32

Angela DiPastina/Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Joanna Roth/Kristin Scott (Princeton), 8-4

Second Round- Round of 16
Angela DiPastina/Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Jill Markowitz/Katrina Elder-Bush (Rutgers), 8-4

Angela DiPastina/Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Danielle Abraham/Cori Lefkowith (BU), 8-4

Angela DiPastina/Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Cindy Chu/Catriona Stewart (Harvard), 8-3

Angela DiPastina/Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Anela Dujsic/Dana Gordon (Rutgers), 8-6