Feb. 9, 2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team (4-0, 0-0 Big Ten) defeated non-conference opponent Marquette, 5-2, Friday at Jesse Owens West Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio, to remain undefeated on the season.
The Buckeyes swept doubles to earn the doubles point and jump out to a 1-0 lead. Sonia Ruzimovsky (Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech) and Caitlin O’Keefe (Jr., Troy, Mich./Troy) posted the first win at No. 2, beating Maria Calbeto and Francin Bonnelly of Marquette, 8-3. The senior duo of Kristin Messmer (Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) and Ciara Finucane (Dublin, Ireland/Georgia Southern) clinched the doubles point with an 8-5 victory over Lauren Little and Shannon Brown at the No. 1 spot. Julie Blackmore (So., Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) and Christina Keesey (Northfield, Minn./Northfield) rounded out the matches with a win over Erin Watkins and Margaret Wilson, 8-4.
The Buckeyes then won 4-of-6 singles matches. Blackmore led the way at No. 2 singles, shutting out Calbeto, 6-0, 6-0. O’Keefe was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Robin Metzler at No. 4, 6-1, 6-2 and freshman Ally Mueller (Roswell, Ga./New Braunfels (Texas) defeated Elly Strother, 7-6, 6-3, at No. 5. Julie Voss (So., San Angelo, Texas/St. Stephen’s Academy) rounded out the Buckeye wins with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Bonnelly. The two Buckeye losses came in three sets. At No. 1, Little beat Ruzimovsky, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. At No. 3, Keesey was defeated by Watkins, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.
The Buckeyes wrap up the weekend with two matches Sunday at Jesse Owens West Tennis Center in Columbus. Ohio State will host Virginia Tech at 10 a.m. and Miami (Ohio) at 6 p.m.
Tennis Match Results Marquette vs Ohio State Feb 09, 2007 at Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State 5, Marquette 2
Singles competition 1. Lauren Little (MARQ) def. Sonia Ruzimovsky (OSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 2. Julie Blackmore (OSU) def. Maria Calbeto (MARQ) 6-0, 6-0 3. Erin Watkins (MARQ) def. Christina Keesey (OSU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 4. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) def. Robin Metzler (MARQ) 6-1, 6-2 5. Ally Mueller (OSU) def. Elly Strother (MARQ) 7-6, 6-3 6. Julie Voss (OSU) def. Francina Bonnelly (MARQ) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition 1. Ciara Finucane/Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Shannon Brown/Lauren Little (MARQ) 8-5 2. Sonia Ruzimovsky/Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) def. Maria Calbeto/Francina Bonnelly (MARQ) 8-3 3. Julie Blackmore/Christina Keesey (OSU) def. Erin Watkins/Maggie Wilson (MARQ) 8-4
Match Notes: Marquette 1-6 Ohio State 4-0 Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,4,1,3,6,5)