July 13, 2019

Buckeyes Capture Tournament Titles


Members of the Ohio State women’s tennis team captured titles recently.

Layne Sleeth, an incoming freshman, won the ITF $15K Cancun Tennis Cup, dropping just one set in five matches en route to the title.

In the 32-player draw, Sleeth defeated Katya Ramirez of Mexico in the first round (6-0, 6-3) and Salma Ewing (7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-4) and Gianna Pielet (6-0, 6-2) of the United States in the next two rounds. In the semifinals, Sleeth was a 7-5, 6-3 winner over Elle Christensen of the US and she defeated Brazil’s Thaisa Grana Pedretti, 6-2, 6-1, in the final.

Sleeth, from Markham, Ontario, remained in Mexico for a tournament the following week, where she reached the doubles quarterfinals.

Luna Dormet, a rising junior for the Buckeyes, captured the Open Tennis Club de Tours in France. In the semifinals, Dormet won 6-4, 6-0 against Maelle Babeaud of France. In the final, the Buckeye won 6-2, 7-5 over Argentina’s Candela Bugnon.

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Closer to home, redshirt freshman Kathleen Jones and junior Mary Beth Hurley won the Bernard Master Elysium Doubles Classic title in Plain City, Ohio.

The Buckeye duo topped No. 1 seed Michelle Jarrett and Zoey Weil in the final after a 6-1, 6-1 win in the semifinals.

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