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tBBC Round 1 NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament: OSU: 4 – Youngstown State: 0


Round 1 NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament: OSU: 4 – Youngstown State: 0
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The Tournament’s # 4 seed – The Ohio State University Women’s Tennis team shut down the Youngstown State Penguins, 4-0, in the opening round of the NCAA Championship Friday on the Varsity Tennis Courts.

The Buckeyes, hosting NCAA first and second round matches for the first time, will take on the 27th ranked Bruins of UCLA at 4 p.m. Saturday in the second round. The Buckeyes have bolstered their record to 29-2 on the year, and are seeking to move on to the Round of 16 for the first time in program history.

The Bruins, in their earlier match against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame won, 4-1.

The Buckeyes are on an impressive roll – winning their last 14 matches. They picked up wins on courts one and two in doubles to take a 1-0 lead vs. the Penguins. The squad then won in straight sets on courts two, four and six for the team victory. The win extended the Buckeyes’ home winning streak to a program record 14 and was the program record extending 18th shutout of the year. Ohio State has dropped just three team points during its 14 match winning streak.

Ohio State claimed the doubles point for the 27th time this season. The No. 58-ranked tandem of juniors Gabriella De Santis and Sandy Niehaus won 6-1 on court one over Annina Brendel and Noelly Nsimba to improve to 12-0 this spring. On court two, freshman Francesca Di Lorenzo and sophomore Olivia Sneed were 6-2 winners against Dominika Lackova and Sofia Macias and are now 24-2 in dual matches. The match on court three was suspended with the Buckeye duo of juniors Miho Kowase and Ferny Angeles Paz leading 5-1.

Ohio State dropped just three games in the first three matches off the court to complete the sweep. Sneed, ranked No. 113, posted a shutout of her own on court six, downing Ana Stroe 6-0, 6-0, for her eighth straight win. On court two, No. 96-ranked De Santis defeated Brendel, 6-0, 6-1 to put the Buckeyes up 3-0 as she mastered her seventh win in a row. On court four, Angeles Paz clinched the win with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Macias. Angeles Paz is 30-6 this season and 22-2 in dual matches.

Youngstown State vs Ohio State Breakdown:

May 13, 2016 at Varsity Tennis Courts @ The Ohio State University:
4th seed The Ohio State University Buckeyes: 4 Youngstown State Penguins 0.

Singles competition:

1. #3 Francesca Di Lorenzo (OSU) vs. Lackova, Dominika (YSU) 6-1, 4-2, unfinished

2. #96 Gabriella De Santis (OSU) def. Brendel, Annina (YSU) 6-0, 6-1

3. Miho Kowase (OSU) vs. Nsimba, Noelly (YSU) 6-1, 3-2, unfinished

4. Ferny Angeles Paz (OSU) def. Macias, Sofia (YSU) 6-2, 6-0

5. #81 Sandy Niehaus (OSU) vs. Sahni, Nehel (YSU) 6-4, 4-1, unfinished

6. #113 Olivia Sneed (OSU) def. Store, Ana (YSU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. #58 Gabriella De Santis/Sandy Niehaus (OSU) def. Brendel,

Annina/Nsimba, Noelly (YSU) 6-1

2. Francesca Di Lorenzo/Olivia Sneed (OSU) def. Lackova, Dominika/Macias, Sofia (YSU) 6-2

3. Miho Kowase/Ferny Angeles Paz (OSU) vs. Heino, Julianna/Stroe, Ana (YSU) 5-1, unfinished

Now it is off to meet the Bruins of UCLA @ 4 p.m. in Round 2.


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