January 25, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 59-ranked Ohio State captured all straight-sets in doubles and singles to defeat Akron 9-0 today at the Jesse Owens West Recreation Center. The Buckeyes posted their second win this season with wins by Briana Harris (So., Bradenton, Fla.) over Akron’s Ariana Rojas (6-1, 6-0) at the No. 1 singles spot and Michelle Matko (Fr., Aurora, Ill.) defeated Miren Sorondo at the No. 2 position (6-1, 6-3).

The No. 7-ranked doubles team Harris and Kristy Dascoli (So., Bradenton, Fla.) captured their second shutout of the season against Akron’s team of Becky Schrager and Donna Peters (8-0) to help the Buckeyes take the lead.

Singles 1) Briana Harris, Ohio State def. Ariana Rojas, Akron 6-1, 6-0 2) Michelle Matko, Ohio State def. Miren Sorondo, Akron 6-1, 6-3 3) Monica Rincon, Ohio State def. Donna Peters, Akron 6-1, 6-0 4) Kadri Kanepi, Ohio State def. Becky Schrager, Akron 6-1, 6-0 5) Claudia Castro, Ohio State def. Lauren Kloner, Akron 6-1, 6-1 6) Erika Sandor, Ohio State def. Karen Ebelberger, Akron 6-1, 6-2

Doubles 1) No. 7 Harris/Dascoli, Ohio State def. Schrager/Peters, Akron 8-0 2) Matko/Castro, Ohio State def. Rojas/Sorondo, Akron 8-2 3) Rincon/Maloney, Ohio State def. Kloner/Ebelberger, Akron 8-3