Feb. 25, 2007

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis defeated Louisville, 5-2, Sunday in Louisville, Ky. The Buckeyes swept the doubles matches and were 4-1 in singles. The Buckeyes improve to 6-4 on the year, while the Cardinals fall to 3-10.

The Buckeyes won all three doubles matches to earn the doubles point against the Cardinals, who are ranked 75th in the nation. At No. 1, Julie Blackmore (So., Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) and Ally Mueller (Fr., Roswell, Ga./New Braunfels (Texas) defeated Lauren Imre and Robyn White, 8-4. At the second position, Sonia Ruzimovsky (Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech) and Caitlin O’Keefe (Jr., Troy, Mich./Troy), beat Jo-Ann Van Aerde and Bianca Gorbea, 8-6. At No. 3, Kristin Messmer (Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) and Ciara Finucane (Dublin, Ireland/Georgia Southern) posted an 8-5 victory over Natalia Baez and Natalie Laszkowski.

The Buckeyes won four singles matches in straight sets. Blackmore defeated Imre at No. 1 6-0, 7-6 (0) and at No. 2 Keesey downed White, 7-5, 6-3. Mueller posted a win over Van Aerde at No. 4 (6-1, 6-2). Angela DiPastina (So., Titusville, N.J./Hun School of Princeton) won at No. 6 over Baez, 6-4, 6-0.

Tennis Match Results Ohio State vs Louisville Feb 25, 2007 at Louisville, Ky.

Ohio State 5, #75 Louisville 2

Singles competition 1. Julie Blackmore (OSU) def. Lauren Imre (UL) 6-0, 7-6 (7-0) 2. Christina Keesey (OSU) def. Robyn White (UL) 7-5, 6-3 3. Natalie Laszkowski (UL) def. Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) 7-5, 6-4 4. Ally Mueller (OSU) def. Jo-Ann Van Aerde (UL) 6-1, 6-2 5. Bianca Gorbea (UL) def. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-3) 6. Angela DiPastina (OSU) def. Natalia Baez (UL) 6-4, 6-0 Doubles competition 1. Julie Blackmore/Ally Mueller (OSU) def. Lauren Imre/Robyn White (UL) 8-4 2. Sonia Ruzimovsky/Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) def. Jo-Ann Van Aerde/Bianca Gorbea (UL) 8-6 3. Ciara Finucane/Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Natalia Baez/Natalie Laszkowski (UL) 8-5

Match Notes: Ohio State 6-4 Louisville 3-10; National ranking #75