Feb. 27, 2004

Columbus, Ohio – Following a perfect weekend, Ohio State women’s tennis team senior Lindsay Williams (Sr., Beverly Hills, Mich./Birmingham Groves) has been named Big Ten Player of the Week for the first time. Williams posted 3-0 records in both singles and doubles play as the Buckeyes swept three weekend matches.

Williams, who earlier this week entered the ITA national singles rankings for the first time at No. 43, went undefeated at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles during contests against Nebraska, Yale and Cleveland State. The senior won all three singles matches in straight sets, highlighted by an upset of No. 19 Gitte Ostermann of Nebraska, 6-0, 6-3. The win over Ostermann was Williams’ second of the season over a Top 20 opponent, following her defeat of No. 13 Tammy Encina of Tennessee (3-6, 6-2, 6-3) Jan. 25.

In doubles, the duo of Williams and Meaghan Colville (Sr., Toronto, Ontario/Western Michigan) also were undefeated, going 3-0 to push their overall duals record to 5-1 and 1-0 in league action.

For the year, Williams has won four consecutive matches and leads the Buckeyes with a 5-1 singles record in the dual-match season.

Williams is the first Buckeye women’s tennis player to be named Big Ten Player of the Week since Jackie Leskovar (Sr., Cambridge, Ontario/N.C. State) garnered the honors for the week of April 7-11, 2003.

The Buckeyes return to action against Wake Forest at 1 p.m. Saturday and No. 17 ranked William and Mary at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center in Williamsburg, Va.