COLUMBUS, Ohio The No. 29 Ohio State women’s tennis team (17-4, 4-2 Big Ten) defeated Wisconsin (7-12, 0-7 Big Ten), 5-2, at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis. The win, Ohio State’s 17th of the season, gives the Buckeyes their best start in team history through 21 matches (16-5 in 2002).
Rookie Cami Hubbs, already the owner of the freshman record for singles wins in a season, tied the Ohio State record set by Kristy Dascoli (2001) for singles victories in a season with her 31st win of the year. The win came from the No. 5 spot over Chelsea Nusslock, 6-2, 6-1.
The Buckeyes also picked up singles wins from Paloma Escobedo, who won 6-4, 6-3, over Jessica Seyferth from the No. 2 spot, Christina Keesey, a 6-1, 6-3, winner vs. Katya Mirnova at No. 4 singles, and Caitlin O’Keefe, who posted her 19th win of the season with a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (9) victory against Morgan Tuttle at the No. 6 spot.
Ohio State won the doubles point for the 16th time this season behind a strong performance by Keesey and partner Angela DiPastina from the No. 1 spot, winning, 8-4, over Seyferth and Elizabeth Carpenter. Escobedo and O’Keefe added an 8-2 victory from the No. 3 spot over Tuttle and Erin Jobe while Hubbs and Julie Blackmore came out on the winning end of an 8-7(6) match in No. 2 doubles vs. Nusslock and Mirnova.
The Scarlet and Gray return to the court next weekend in Columbus for a Saturday match with Purdue at 11 a.m. before the home finale with No. 62 Illinois at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Tennis Match Results
Ohio State vs Wisconsin
Apr 06, 2008 at Madison, Wis.
#29 Ohio State 5, Wisconsin 2
1. Elizabeth Carpenter (WIS) def. Angela DiPastina (OSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
2. Paloma Escobedo (OSU) def. Jessica Seyferth (WIS) 6-4, 6-3
3. Emese Kardhordo (WIS) def. Julie Blackmore (OSU) 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 1-0 (10-7)
4. Christina Keesey (OSU) def. Katya Mirnova (WIS) 6-1, 6-3
5. Cami Hubbs (OSU) def. Chelsea Nusslock (WIS) 6-2, 6-1
6. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) def. Morgan Tuttle (WIS) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (11-9)
1. Angela DiPastina/Christina Keesey (OSU) def. Jessica Seyferth/Elizabeth Carpenter (WIS) 8-4
2. Julie Blackmore/Cami Hubbs (OSU) def. Chelsea Nusslock/Katya Mirnova (WIS) 8-7 (8-6)
3. Paloma Escobedo/Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) def. Morgan Tuttle/Erin Jobe (WIS) 8-2
Ohio State 17-4; National ranking #29