Oct. 3, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State women’s tennis players Michelle Matko (Aurora, Ill.) and Sadhaf Pervez (Fr., Warren, N.J.) each claimed singles titles Sunday at the Penn State Invitational in University Park, Pa.

Matko defeated three Nittany Lions to earn the Flight A singles title. After a first round bye she beat PSU’s Rebecca Ho in the second round, Alison Barnett in the semifinals and Pilar Montgomery in the final match.

In Flight B singles, Pervez beat Penn State’s Judy Wank in the first round and Shannon Price of West Virginia in the second round and Janelle Perez of Penn State in the semifinals. Pervez defeated teammate Claudia Castro (So., Onalaksa, Wis.), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, to win the title.

Monica Rincon (So., Lapeer, Mich.) reached the semifinals of Flight A singles before falling to Pilar Montgomery of Penn State, 6-2, 6-4. She won the third place match over Alison Barnett of Penn State, 6-1,6-0.

The Buckeyes will next compete Oct. 15-17 at the Indiana Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.

OHIO STATE RESULTS A Singles First Round Monica Rincon, OSU def. Ngozi Amosi, Cornell 6-4, 6-4 Michelle Matko, OSU BYE Second Round Rincon, OSU def. Lenka Beranova, Penn 6-1, 6-4 Matko, OSU def. Rebecca Ho, Penn State 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 Semifinals Pilar Montgomery, Penn State def. Rincon, OSU 6-2, 6-4 Matko, OSU def. Alison Barnett, Penn State 6-1, 6-2 Finals Matko, OSU def. Pilar Montgomery, Penn State 6-3, 6-0 Third Place Match Rincon, OSU def. Barnett, Penn State 6-1, 6-0

B Singles First Round Claudia Castro, OSU BYE Sadhaf Pervez, OSU def. Judy Wank, Penn State 6-4, 6-2 Anna Marie Underwood, West Virginia def. Laura Maloney, OSU 6-4, 6-4 Second Round Castro, OSU def. Nicole Chiv, Cornell 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 Pervez, OSU def. Shannon Price, West Virginia 6-4, 6-2 Semifinals Castro, OSU def. Perez, Penn State 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Pervez, OSU def. Louani Boscara, Penn 6-2, 6-3 Finals Pervez, OSU def. Castro, OSU 6-2, 6-2

C Singles First Round Taryn Bowen, OSU BYE Teresa Whiteside, Penn State def. Katherine Martin, OSU 6-2, 6-4 Second Round Elana Gold, Penn def. Bowen, OSU 6-4, 6-3

B Singles Consolation First Round Laura Maloney, OSU def. Jolene Sloat, Penn State default Final Maloney, OSU def. Judy Wang, PSU 7-6, (7-3), 6-1

C Singles Consolation First Round Katherine Martin, OSU def. Katherine Agustsson, WVU 6-2, 7-5 Final Becky Sendrow, Cornell def. Martin, OSU 6-3, 6-1

C Singles Super Consolation Wojas, Penn def. Taryn Bowen, OSU 6-2, 6-2

A Doubles First Round Rincon/Castro, OSU BYE Beranova/Gold, Penn def. Maloney/Pervez, OSU 9-8 (7-5) Second Round Rincon/Castro, OSU def. Decov/Dorsey, Penn 8-2 Semifinal Ho/Montgomery, Penn State def. Rincon/Castro, OSU 8-4

B Doubles First Round Bowen/Matko, OSU BYE Chiu/Toke, Cornell def. Martin, OSU/Stanko, PSU 8-1 Second Round Bowen/Matko, OSU def. Abramson/Goldstein, Penn State 8-2 Semifinal Mazza/Bascara, Penn def. Bowen/Matko, OSU 8-6

B Doubles Consolation Whiteside/Perez, Penn State def. Maloney/Pervez, OSU 8-3

Extra Match Laura Maloney, OSU def. Margolis, Penn State 6-2, 6-4