Oct. 2, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team finished play at the Kentucky Fall Invitational at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Ky., Sunday. Freshman Julie Voss led the Buckeyes with a third-place finish in Flight C, while junior Kristin Messmer was fourth in Flight B. Senior Emily Howard won her last three matches of the tournament, as did the doubles tandem of Ciara Finucane and Julie Blackmore.

Sunday, Voss (San Angelo, Texas/St. Stephen’s Academy) downed Denver’s Kyla Iwinski in a third-set super tiebreaker to take third place in Flight C, while Messmer (Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) lost to Denver’s Rachel Sackmaster in a third-set super tiebreaker in the Flight B third-place match and Caitlin O’Keefe (So., Troy, Mich./Troy) posted a win over Emily Wang of Illinois in the Flight A backdraw. Freshman Angela DiPastina (Titusville, N.J/Hun School of Princeton) won her last two matches of the tournament, including a victory over Jemma Euers of Eastern Kentucky Sunday in Flight C.

In Flight D, senior Emily Howard (Toledo, Ohio) won her last three matches, including a victory over Purdue’s Whitney Reys Sunday. Freshman Olga Koutseridi (Barcelona, Spain/Schiller International) placed fifth with a victory over Molly Asel of Marshall in straight sets.

In Flight A doubles, the tandem of Ciara Finucane (Jr., Dublin, Ireland/Georgia Southern) and Julie Blackmore (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) won its last three matches, ending with a victory over teammates Caitlin O’Keefe and Voss, 8-4, Sunday. O’Keefe and Voss posted two wins over teams from Eastern Kentucky earlier in the tournament. The Buckeyes return to action at the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill., Friday-Sunday.

Kentucky Fall Invitational Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2005 Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex Lexington, Ky. Ohio State results

Flight A Singles Round of 16 Julie Blackmore (OSU) def. Olga Batsula (E. Tenn. St.), 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 Ashley Cowart (Auburn) def. Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU), 6-3, 6-1 Quarterfinals Kim Coventry (UK) def. Blackmore (OSU), 6-0, 6-2 Backdraw Lucia Voitkova (EKU) def. O’Keefe (OSU), unavailable Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) def. Ana Siljestrom (MTSU), 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (13-11) Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) def. Emily Wang (ILL), 7-5, 6-3 (13th) Julie Blackmore (OSU) def. Meredith Giles (EKU), 6-1, 6-2 Joelle Schwenk (UK) def. Julie Blackmore (OSU), 6-1, 6-4 (sixth)

Flight B Singles Round of 16 Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Mallory Voelker (Purdue), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 Bianca Gorbga (Louisville) def. Ciara Finucane (OSU), 6-2, 6-1 Quarterfinals Messmer (OSU) def. Marisa Mechem (Denver), unavailable Semifinals Danielle Petrisko (UK) def. Kristin Messmer (OSU), 6-3, 6-3 Backdraw Rachel Sackmaster (Denver) def. Kristin Messmer (OSU), 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8) (fourth) Kelly Adams (MTSU) def. Finucane (OSU), 6-1, 6-1 Ciara Finucane (OSU) def. Hannah Bartsch (EKU), 6-2, 7-6 (4) Shivani Dave (ILL) def. Ciara Finucane (OSU), 6-3, 6-3

Flight C Singles Round of 16 Julie Voss (OSU) def. Jemma Euers (Eastern Kentucky), 3-6, 6-0, 6-0 Anya Dzeva (Purdue) def. Angela DiPastina (OSU), 7-5, 6-0 Quarterfinals Voss (OSU) def. Jessica Keever (Marshall), unavailable Semifinals Caroline Winebrenner (UK) def. Julie Voss (OSU), 6-0, 6-2 Backdraw Julie Voss (OSU) def. Kyla Iwinski (Denver), 7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7) (third) Alejandro Cuadra (ILL) def. DiPastina (OSU), unavailable Angela DiPastina (OSU) def. Ina Durcakova (EKU), 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (11-9) Angela DiPastina (OSU) def. Jemma Euers (EKU), 6-2, 6-4 (13-16th)

Flight D Singles Round of 16 Pavlina Akritas (Illinois) def. Emily Howard (OSU), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 Olga Koutseridi (OSU) def. Terin Roof (Eastern Kentucky), 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-1 Sara Kinning (OSU) def. Jessica Holland (Marshall), 7-5, 6-3 Quarterfinals Lorinda Boothman (Denver) def. Olga Koutseridi (OSU), 6-1, 6-0 Sarah Drummond (AC) def. Sara Kinning (OSU), 6-1, 6-1 Backdraw Emily Howard (OSU) def. Kim Underdonk (EKU), 6-1, 6-1 Emily Howard (OSU) def. Ali Paradis (Marshall), 6-0, 6-2 Emily Howard (OSU) def. Whitney Reys (Purdue), 6-4, 6-0 (ninth) Olga Koutseridi (OSU) def. Sara Kinning (OSU), 6-2, 6-1 Olga Koutseridi (OSU) def. Molly Asel (Marshall), 6-2, 6-1 (fifth) Sara Kinning (OSU) def. Kaja Smole (Denver), w/o (seventh)

Flight A Doubles Round of 16 Alex Haney/Ashley Cowart (Auburn) def. Ciara Finucane/Julie Blackmore (OSU), 8-5 Marlene Chemin/Kelly Adams (MTSU) def. Caitlin O’Keefe/Julie Voss (OSU), unavailable Backdraw Ciara Finucane/Julie Blackmore (OSU) def. Vojtkova / Durcakova (EKU), 8-2 Ciara Finucane/Julie Blackmore (OSU) def. Moskaliova/Ilina (ETSU, 9-7 Ciara Finucane/Julie Blackmore (OSU) def. Caitlin O’Keefe/Julie Voss (OSU), 8-4 (9th/10th) Caitlin O’Keefe/Julie Voss (OSU) def. Giles / Euers (EKU), 9-8 (2) Caitlin O’Keefe/Julie Voss (OSU) def. Roof / Bartsch (EKU), 8-3

Flight B Doubles Round of 16 Angela DiPastina/Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Ali Paradis/Molly Asel (Marshall), unavailable Lara Pavlin/Megan Brown (Abilene Christian) def. Olga Koutseridi/Emily Howard (OSU), 8-2 Kaja Smole/Lorinda Boothman (Denver) def. Sara Kinning (OSU)/Sarah Drummond (AC), 8-3 Quarterfinals Voelker / Dzeva (PUR) def. Angela DiPastina/Kristin Messmer (OSU), 8-5 Backdraw Boothman/Mechem (Denver) def. Angela DiPastina/Kristin Messmer (OSU), 8-5 Cuadra/Akritas (ILL) def. Angela DiPastina/Kristin Messmer (OSU), unavailable (8th) Sara Kinning (OSU)/Sarah Drummond(AC) def. Christopher/Holland (MAR), 8-1 Koomreddi/Siljestrom (MTSU) def. Sara Kinning (OSU)/Sarah Drummond(AC), 8-3 Baez / Velasquez (UL) def. Sara Kinning (OSU)/Sarah Drummond(AC), 8-3 (12th) Olga Koutseridi/Emily Howard (OSU), def. Baez / Velasquez (UL), 8-3 Olga Koutseridi/Emily Howard (OSU) def. Reys/Dzeva (Purdue), 8-2 Paradis/Asel (Marshall) def. Olga Koutseridi/Emily Howard (OSU), 8-5 (14th)