Feb. 29, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Buckeye senior Jackie Leskovar won a three-set match at No. 3 singles to clinch a 4-3 upset win for the Ohio State women’s tennis team over No. 16 William and Mary Sunday at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. No. 52-ranked Ohio State improves to 5-3 on the year, while the Tribe drop to 9-6.

The Buckeyes won close matches at the top two spots to clinch the doubles point, rebounding after the Tribe won at No. 3. The No. 2 duo of Meaghan Colville (Sr., Toronto, Ontario/Western Michigan) and Lindsay Williams (Sr., Beverly Hills, Mich./Birmingham Grove) tied the doubles competition with a 9-7 win over Kate Boomershine and Lena Sherbakov. At No. 1, the duo of Erica Fisk (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) and Leskovar (Sr., Cambridge, Ontario/N.C. State) upset No. 21-ranked Megan Muth and Amy Wei in a tiebreak (9-8) to put OSU up, 1-0, heading into singles play.

In singles, Lindsey Adams (Jr., Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) put OSU up, 2-0, with a victory at No. 5. The Tribe then got their first point of the day when No. 35-ranked Muth beat No. 43 Williams in straight sets. Kristin Messmer (Fr., Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) regained the Buckeyes’ two-point lead with a victory at No. 6 over Kristen Dunbar, but W&M won at both No. 2 and No. 4 to tie the match at three. The match came down to court 3, where Leskovar rebounded after dropping the first set for a three-set win (6-7, 6-4, 6-3) over Wei, clinching the win for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State is idle next weekend and returns to action against Kentucky at 3 p.m. March 10 in Lexington, Ky.

No. 52 Ohio State 4, No. 16 William and Mary 3 Feb. 29, 2004 Williamsburg, Va. McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center

Singles No. 1: #35 Megan Muth (W&M) def. #43 Lindsay Williams (OSU), 6-2, 6-3 No. 2: #78 Lena Sherbakov (W&M) def. Erica Fisk (OSU), 6-2, 7-6 No. 3: Jackie Leskovar (OSU) def. Amy Wei (W&M), 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 No. 4: Kate Boomershine (W&M) def. Emily DeCamilla (OSU), 6-1, 6-4 No. 5: Lindsey Adams (OSU) def. Lingda Yang (W&M), 6-3, 6-2 No. 6: Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Kristen Dunbar (W&M), 6-3, 6-4 Order of Finish: 5, 1, 6, 4, 2, 3

Doubles No. 1: Fisk/Leskovar (OSU) def. #21 Muth/Wei (W&M), 9-8 No. 2: Meaghan Colville/Williams (OSU) def. Boomershine/Sherbakov (W&M), 9-7 No. 3: Alex de Guzman/Yang (W&M) def. Adams/ Meredith Vincent (OSU), 8-2 Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1