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tBBC OSU Women’s Tennis Advances To Round Of 16 In NCAA Tournament For 1st Time

Discussion in 'News' started by jcollingsworth, May 15, 2016.

  1. OSU Women’s Tennis Advances To Round Of 16 In NCAA Tournament For 1st Time
    jcollingsworth
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    The Ohio State University Women’s Tennis Team is moving onto the Round of 16 for the first time in program history after defeating UCLA in Round 2 in Columbus at the Varsity Tennis Courts, 4-1.

    Under the watchful leadership of Head Coach Melissa Schaub the Buckeyes have increasingly gotten better. In the 2012-13 season as Interim Head Coach the path became clear rather fast. With back-to-back appearances to the NCAA Tournament in 2014 & 2015 – it only gets better for 2016.

    UCLA earned the right to advance into the second Round by defeating Notre Dame on Friday the 13th, 4-1. Their season is now over with a 15-6 record and a National Ranking of # 27.

    Today’s victory extends the Buckeyes winning streak to 15 – a Program record. The Ohio State University has dropped just 4 team points during this 15-game winning streak. They are currently 30-2 and are Nationally Ranked at #4.

    Next will be Georgia Tech who earned the right to move on with a sweep against #13 South Carolina, 4-0. The Yellow Jackets #17 improved to 19-8 for the season. The stars for the Yellow Jackets that the Buckeyes will face are: Kendal Woodard, Paige Hourigan, and Rasheeda McAdoo.
    The Buckeyes are strong, though. A determination is flowing evenly through their matches that indicate prosperous results for them.

    Today’s win breaks down like this:

    #1 Singles:​

    #3 Francesca Di Lorenzo, OSU (1) 7 (2) 6 – Win vs. #17 Catherine Harrison, UCLA (1)5 (2) 3

    #2 Singles:​

    #89 Anna Sanford, OSU (1) 6 (2) 6 – Win vs. Kyle McPhillips, UCLA (1) 3 (2) 5

    #3 Singles:​

    #96 Gabriella De Santis, OSU (1) 6 (2) 6 – Win vs. Terri Fleming, UCLA *1) 3 (2) 5

    #4 Singles:​

    Miho Kowase, OSU (1) 6 (2) 6 – Win vs. Alaina Miller, UCLA (1) 3 (2) 1​

    #5 Singles:​

    Ferny Angeles Paz, OSU (1) 7 (2) 3 – Win vs. Kristin Wiley, UCLA (1) 6 (2)

    #6 Singles:​

    #81 Sandy Niehaus, OSU (1) 6 (2) 6 – Win vs. Maia Magill, UCLA (1) 3 (2) 0

    #1 Doubles:​

    #7 Catherine Harrison/Kyle McPhillips, UCLA 6 – Win vs. Anna Sanford/Miho Kowase, OSU 2

    #2 Doubles:​

    Terri Fleming/Alaina Miller, UCLA 7 – Win vs. #58 Gabriella De Santis/Sandy Niehaus, OSU 6

    #3 Doubles:​

    Oliva Sneed/Francesca Di Lorenzo, OSU 6 – Win vs. Maia Magill/Kristin Wiley, UCLA 2

    As I mentioned, next up is Georgia Tech. They will confront the Yellow Jackets @ 8:00 p.m. on Thursday May 19th. I will be back with a preview and the location of play – as well as where to find it on the radio or television … let’s support our Buckeyes. They are looking mighty good.

    Until then…

    GO Buckeyes!

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