No. 10 Ohio State kicks off the new year at the Michigan Invitational
Ohio State’s No. 10 women’s tennis team traveled as far north as Ann Arbor, Mich., to compete in the Michigan Invitational from Friday through Sunday.
The three-day tournament saw the Buckeyes face No. 6 Duke in singles and No. 16 Michigan in doubles on Friday. Junior Irina Cantos Siemers, ranked 6th in the standings, and senior Isabelle Boulais picked up two singles wins over the Blue Devils, with Cantos Siemers winning in three sets and Boulais in straight sets.
Ohio State had a strong doubles performance against Michigan, winning three of four games. Rookie Dani Schoenly and junior Kathleen Jones, junior Lucia Marzal and graduate Luna Dormet and No. 29 rookie Sydni Ratliff and Cantos Siemers all won in doubles.
The Buckeyes faced Michigan in singles and Notre Dame in doubles on Saturday.
Ratliff and Cantos Siemers both had singles wins, while Ohio State won all but one of its doubles matches against Notre Dame. Schoenly and senior Kolie Allen, Cantos Siemers and Dormet and Boulais and Ratliff all won in doubles.
The final day of the tournament pitted the Buckeyes against the Fighting Irish in singles and Duke in doubles.
The team won six of eight singles matches, while Ratliff and Jones combined for the lone win over Duke in doubles. Cantos Siemers finished the tournament with a perfect 3-0 singles score, while 123rd-ranked Ratliff and Boulais won two matches apiece.
The Buckeyes travel to North Carolina to face Duke Friday and North Carolina State Sunday, starting the double play.