September 27, 2019

Fukuda’s Run Highlights Buckeyes’ Weekend at USTA Fall Ranked Spotlight

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team headed to Orlando, Fla., this weekend to compete in the USTA Fall Ranked Spotlight. The tournament, which included a 32-player singles main draw and doubles matches, took place Friday through Sunday at the USTA National Campus.

Highlighting the tournament was Buckeye redshirt junior Shiori Fukuda, who advanced to the main draw final. She fell in three sets to No. 2-ranked Estela Perez-Somarriba of Miami, the defending NCAA champion, Sunday in the championship match.

Day one included two rounds of singles and one round of doubles. Fukuda picked up two singles victories to advance to the quarterfinals. Kolie Allen and Isabelle Boulais also each won a singles match. Allen prevailed in a three-set match that took 3:05 in the first round, while Boulais notched a three-set win in consolation.

The second day featured two wins by Fukuda to reach the main draw final. She rallied in the quarterfinals against Rebeka Mertena, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5, and then won after her opponent retired after five games in the semifinals. In consolation play Saturday, Allen, Boulais, and Irina Cantos Siemers all posted a victory.

Sunday, along with Fukuda’s final match, Cantos Siemers and Allen each picked up a win in consolation play.

Fukuda led the Buckeyes with four singles wins in the tournament, while Allen posted three.

Looking Forward

Up next, select Buckeyes will travel to Tulsa, Okla., for the ITA All-American Championships Oct. 5-13.

Singles Main Draw
Round of 32
Estela Perez-Somarriba (Miami) def. Cantos-Siemers (OSU), 6-4, 6-2
Tenika McGiffin (UT) def. Isabelle Boulais (OSU), 6-1, 6-2
Shiori Fukuda (OSU) def. Stolmar (UCF), 7-5, 6-1
Kolie Allen (OSU) def. Martinez Asensi (USC), 5-7, 6-3, 7-6

Round of 16
Shiori Fukuda (OSU) def. Rebeka Mertena (UT), 1-6, 6-1, 7-5
Layne Sleeth (UF) def. Kolie Allen (OSU), 6-2, 6-2

Quarterfinals
Shiori Fukuda (OSU) def. Mia Horvit (USC), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Semifinals
Shiori Fukuda (OSU) def. Layne Sleeth (UF), 3-2, ret.

Final
Estela Perez-Somarriba (Miami) def. Shiori Fukuda (OSU), 6-7 (2), 6-2, 7-5

Consolation

Consolation Round of 16
Isabelle Boulais (OSU) def. Marlee Zein (UF), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Victoria Emma (UF) def. Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU), 6-4, 6-3

Consolation Quarterfinals
Alana Smith (NCSU) def. Isabelle Boulais (OSU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Kolie Allen (OSU) def. Yuna Ito (Miami), 2-6, 6-2, 10-8
Megan Davies (USC) def. Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU), 6-4, 6-3

Consolation Semifinals
Mia Horvit (USC) def.  Kolie Allen (OSU), 6-3, 6-0

Other Matches
Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Alana Wolfberg (OKST), 6-4, 6-2
Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Catherine Gulihur (OKState), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Isabelle Boulais (OSU) def. Kaitlin Staines (UT), 7-6 (4), 6-3
Amber O’Dell (UVA) def. Isabelle Boulais (OSU), 6-4, 6-1
Kolie Allen (OSU) def. Daevenia Achong (Miami), 4-6, 7-5, 10-8

Doubles
Round 1
Achong/Perez-Somarriba (Miami) def. Fukuda/Allen (OSU), 6-1
Cadar/Ito (Miami) def. Boulais/Cantos Siemers (OSU), 6-3

Round 2
Mia Horvit/Megan Davies (USC) def. Shiori Fukuda/Kolie Allen (OSU), 6-2
Amber O’Dell/Sofia Munera (UVA) def. Isabelle Boulais/Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU), 6-3