Oct. 17, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Claudia Castro (So., Dublin, Ohio) claimed the Flight #3 title to lead the Ohio State women’s tennis team at the Hoosier Classic Invitational (Friday through Sunday) in Bloomington, Ind.%^$ %^$

Freshman Sadhaf Pervez (Warren, N.J.) reached the finals in Flight #2 singles before falling to Kansas State’s Alena Jecminkova, 6-2, 6-1, in the final match. Monica Rincon (So., Lapeer, Mich.) placed third in Flight #1 singles. In round robin action, Taryn Bowen (Fr., Columbus, Ohio) and Katherine Martin (Fr., Kennewick, Wash.) each won two of three matches.%^$

The doubles duo of Castro and Rincon advanced to the final match in Flight #1, but were defeated by Indiana’s Anderson and Blanch, 8-2. Pervez and Laura Maloney (Jr., Barrington, Ill.) lost in the semifinals of Flight #1 doubles to eventual champion Anderson and Blanch of Indiana.%^$

Buckeyes Michelle Matko (So., Aurora, Ill.) and Briana Harris (Jr., Bradenton, Fla.) both lost in the first round of prequalifying at the ITA Riviera Women’s All-American Championships in Los Angeles on Saturday. Matko was defeated by California’s Marisa Yang, 6-3, 6-2, while Harris fell to Anouk Sinnige of Pacific in three sets. %^$

The Buckeyes will next compete when they play host to the top players in the region at the ITA Midwest Regional Nov. 3-8 at the Racquet Club of Columbus.%^$

%^$HOOSIER CLASSIC INVITATIONAL%^$OHIO STATE RESULTS%^$Singles – Flight #1%^$First Round%^$Monica Rincon, Ohio State def. Petra Sedlmajerova, Kansas State, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4%^$Semifinal%^$Kelly Blanch, Indiana def. Rincon, Ohio State, 6-3, 7-6%^$Third Place Match%^$Katja Kuehner, Middle Tennessee State def. Rincon, Ohio State, 6-2, 7-5%^$

%^$Singles – Flight #2%^$First Round%^$Sadhaf Pervez, Ohio State def. Anna Pampoulova, Kansas State, 6-3, 6-3%^$Semifinal%^$Pervez, Ohio State def. Jessica Levin, Indiana, 6-2, 6-4%^$Final%^$Alena Jecminkova, Kansas State def. Pervez, Ohio State, 6-2, 6-2%^$

%^$Singles – Flight #3%^$First Round%^$Michaela Gridling, Middle Tennessee State def. Laura Maloney, Ohio State, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4%^$Claudia Castro, Ohio State def. Jennifer Hsia, Indiana, 6-4, 6-2%^$Semifinal%^$Castro, Ohio State def. Megan Rhodes, Bowling Green, 6-2, 6-3%^$Final%^$Castro, Ohio State def. Amanda Field, Indiana, 6-4, 6-1%^$Fifth Place Match%^$Hsia, Indiana def. Maloney, Ohio State, 6-2, 6-2%^$

%^$Doubles – Flight #1%^$First Round%^$Castro/Rincon, Ohio State def. Dredge/Wilson, Bowling Green, 8-1%^$Field/Levin, Indiana def. Bowen/Martin, Ohio State, 8-0%^$Maloney/Pervez, Ohio State def. Chuda/Jeliazkova, Kansas State, 8-5%^$Second Round%^$Castro/Rincon, Ohio State def. Ahamed/Schlukebir, Indiana, 8-4%^$Maloney/Pervez, Ohio State def. Hsia/Poosuthasee, Indiana, 8-5%^$Semifinal%^$Castro/Rincon, Ohio State def. Field/Levin, Indiana, 8-5%^$Anderson/Blanch, Indiana def. Maloney/Pervez, Ohio State, 8-4%^$Final%^$Anderson/Blanch, Indiana def. Castro/Rincon, Ohio State, 8-2%^$Third Place Match%^$Field/Levin, Indiana def. Maloney/Pervez, Ohio State, 8-6%^$Consolation%^$Grohnert/Kaur, Middle Tennessee State def. Bowen/Martin, Ohio State, 8-6%^$Dredge/Wilson, Bowling Green def. Bowen/Martin, Ohio State, 8-6%^$15th Place Match%^$Bowen/Martin, Ohio State vs. Jeliazkova/Sedlmajerova, Kansas State, DNP %^$

%^$Singles–Round Robin%^$Group A%^$Taryn Bowen, Ohio State def. Laurie Ferguson, Middle Tennessee State, 6-0, 7-5%^$Bowen, Ohio State def. Kelly Dredge, Bowling Green, 6-2, 6-0%^$Becky Wallihan, Indiana def. Bowen, Ohio State, 6-0, 6-3%^$Group B%^$Karie Schlukebir, Indiana def. Katherine Martin, Ohio State, 6-3, 6-3%^$Martin, Ohio State def. Tracy Howitt, Bowling Green, 6-1, 6-4%^$Martin, Ohio State def. Beth Wilson, Bowling Green, 6-0, 6-1%^$

%^$Extra Match%^$Bissinger/Howitt, Bowling Green def. Bowen/Martin, Ohio State, 9-7%^$

%^$ITA RIVIERA WOMEN’S ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS%^$Ohio State Results%^$Singles – Prequlifying First Round%^$Marisa Yang, California def. Michelle Matko, Ohio State, 6-3, 6-2%^$Anouk Sinnige, Pacific def. Briana Harris, Ohio State, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2%^$