April 18, 1998
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In the 22-year history of the women's tennis program at Purdue, only two times has the team won six conference dual matches. With today's win at Ohio State, the Boilers became the third team to match this feat. Purdue stands at 11-7 overall and 6-1 in the Big Ten, good enough for a share of the league lead with Minnesota.
"Today was avery good road win over a team which doesn't have a great record, but is a tough team to play," coach Matt Iandolo said. Although senior Mary Beth Maggart lost a three-set thriller in the No. 1 singles slot, sophomore Jennifer Embry topped Briana Harris in straight sets 7-5,6-0 at No. 2.
Purdue's bottom three of Shannon Taheny, Lisa Walgenbach and Hally Cohen each won, propelling the Boilers to victory. Walgenbach, a freshman, is undefeated in her inaugural conference season, posting a 7-0 record and 15-11 overall mark.
Purdue's No. 2 doubles team of Erika Quebe and Taheny and No. 3 team of Cohen and Laura Avgerinos both captured wins and combind to make up the doubles point for the Boilers.
"We feel good going onto tomorrow against Indiana," Iandolo said. The Boilers will head to Bloomington Sunday to face the Hoosiers at 10 a.m.
Purdue 5, Ohio State 2 April 18, 1998 Stickney Tennis Center Columbus, Ohio
1st Kristy Dascoli, Ohio State def. Mary Beth Maggart, PU 7-6, 7-6, 7-6 2nd Jennifer Embry, PU def. Briana Harris, Ohio State 7-5, 6-1 3rd Mandy Yeley, Ohio State def. Erika Quebec, PU 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 4th Shannon Taheny, PU def. Kadri Kanepi, Ohio State 6-1, 6-1 5th Lisa Walgenback, PU def. Carolina Nahuz, Ohio State 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 6th Hally Cohen, PU def. Meredith Zimpfer, Ohio State 6-1, 6-0
1st Dascoli-Harris, Ohio State def. Maggart-Embry, PU 8-5 2nd Quebec-Taheny, PU def. Yeley-Nahuz, Ohio State 8-4 3rd Cohen-Avgerinos, PU def. Kanepi-Zimpfer, Ohio State 8-6