Ohio State University women's tennis team shut out Xavier, 4-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday afternoon at the Auer Tennis Complex in Columbus. The Buckeyes, now 21-7 on the year, will take on Vanderbilt today, at 4 p.m.
for a spot in the Round of 16. Admission and parking are free. The Commodores beat ETSU 4-0 in the other first-round match in Columbus. Against the Musketeers, the Buckeyes won the doubles point with 6-1 victories and then captured three straight-set singles matches to advance.
Isabelle Boulais won in singles and doubles, while Kolie Allen and Danielle Willson also were victorious in singles. Irina Cantos Siemers, Shelly Bereznyak and Lucia Marzal were part of doubles wins. Head coach Melissa Schaub told: "NCAA Tournament time is what we play for all season long.
We have to leave everything we have out on the court every match that we are fortunate enough to play. I thought we did a good job today and we need to be ready to give it everything we have tomorrow!"
1. Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) vs.
Imani Graham (XU) 6-1, 5-2, unfinished
2. Isabelle Boulais (OSU) def. Kat Lyman (XU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Kolie Allen (OSU) def. Abby Nugent (XU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Lucia Marzal (OSU) vs. Anna Roggenburk (XU) 6-0, 5-5, unfinished
5. Shelly Bereznyak (OSU) vs.
Abigail Siminski (XU) 6-3, 3-3, unfinished
6. Danielle Willson (OSU) def. Blessing Nwaozuzu (XU) 6-0, 6-0
1. Shelly Bereznyak/Isabelle Boulais (OSU) def. Kat Lyman/Abby Nugent (XU) 6-1
2. Kolie Allen/Danielle Willson (OSU) vs.
Anna Roggenburk/Imani Graham (XU) 3-3, unfinished
3. Lucia Marzal/Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Emily Flowers/Paulina Franco (XU) 6-1
About the Ohio State University
The Ohio State University was founded in 1870 during the presidency of Ulysses S.
Grant and is currently the largest university in the United States of America. She is considered by the US magazine News & World Report as the best public university in Ohio, among the top 60 in the United States of America and among the top 20 best public.
It is also named as one of the most innovative universities in the nation and in the world. In a 2007 report released by the National Science Foundation, Ohio State research expenditures for 2006 were $652 million, ranking it 7th among public universities, also ranking 3rd among all American universities for research sponsored by private industry.
Research expenditures in the state of Ohio were $720 million in 2007. The university has an extensive student life program, with over 1,000 student organizations; intercollegiate sports programs, fraternities and sororities, and three student governments.
Ohio State has over 475,000 living alumni worldwide who include Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, Olympic Games gold medalists, ambassadors, as well as members of the Forbes 400 list of the richest people in the world.
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