January 19, 2019

Buckeyes in Action at Ann Arbor


Jan. 21, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the Michigan Invitational to kick off the spring season. The invite was a hidden dual style tournament with no team scoring.

Mary Beth Hurley led the Buckeyes with a 3-0 record in singles, while Shiori Fukuda, Kolie Allen and Luna Dormet each posted two singles victories. The duo of Dormet and Hurley had a team-high two doubles victories as a team and individual 3-0 doubles marks.

On day one, the Scarlet and Gray faced Georgia Tech in singles and Michigan in doubles play. Fukuda, Allen, Dormet and Hurley picked up singles wins and the Buckeye duos dominated doubles, notching four victories (Fukuda/Isabelle Boulais, Allen/Danielle Wolf, Dormet/Hurley, Emma DeCoste/Andrea Ballinger).

Allen’s victory was her first as a Buckeye, as she defeated Victoria Flore in three sets.

Day two featured three straight set victories from Allen, Wolf and Fukuda. Fukuda’s win over Staines was a perfect sweep, 6-0, 6-0. Allen posted an impressive victory over Riley only allowing one game, 6-0, 6-1. Wolf faced Mertena in a match that ended 6-4, 6-2. Hurley conquered her opponent, Tenika McGiffin, in a close match, 6-7, 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles, the duo of Hurley and Ballinger topped Georgia Tech’s Cohen and Gizdova, 6-4, and the tandem of Fukuda and Dormet defeated Said and Otsuka, 6-2.

On day three, the Buckeyes went head to head with the host Michigan Wolverines in singles.

The Buckeyes notched two victories over the Wolverines, with Dormet taking down Alyvia Jones, 6-3, 6-3, and Hurley defeating Anca Craciun, 6-2, 6-4.

The Scarlet and Gray faced Tennessee in doubles play. The duo of Dormet and Hurley had a great performance as they defeated Riley and Haumuller of the Volunteers, 6-2.

Up next

The Buckeyes will open dual match play as part of ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Atlanta. Ohio State will take on host Georgia Tech at 10 a.m. Friday, with Auburn and Kentucky meeting in the other match in Atlanta. The winners and losers will meet Sunday, with matches at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The site winner will advance to the ITA National Indoor Team Championship.

Day One (Saturday, Jan. 19)

Ohio State vs. Georgia Tech Singles
Shiori Fukuda (OSU) d. Jeanette Lin (GT), 6-2, 6-1
Kenya Jones (GT) d. Isabelle Boulais (OSU), 6-2, 6-1
Kolie Allen (OSU) d. Victoria Flores (GT), 6-4, 2-6, 6-0
Nami Ostuka (GT) d. Danielle Wolf (OSU), 1-6, 6-4, 7-5
Luna Dormet (OSU) d. Dailia Said (GT), 6-0, 6-4
Mary Beth Hurley (OSU) d. Valeriya Deminova (GT), 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
Gia Cohen (GT) d. Emma DeCoste (OSU), 7-6, 6-4
Nadia Gizdova (GT) d. Andrea Ballinger (OSU), 7-6, 7-6
Ohio State vs. Michigan Doubles
Shiori Fukukda/Isabelle Boulais (OSU) d. Kate Fahey/Brienne Minor (U-M), 6-1
Kolie Allen/Danielle Wolf (OSU) d. Giulia Pairone/Anca Craciun (U-M), 7-6
Luna Dormet/Marybeth Hurley (OSU) d. Chiara Lommer/Alyvia Jones (U-M), 6-2
Emma DeCoste/Andrea Ballinger (OSU) d. Lanie Van Linge/Bella Lorenzini (U-M), 7-5

Day Two (Sunday, Jan. 20):

Ohio State vs. Tennessee Singles
Maia Haumuller (UT) d. Emma DeCoste (OSU), 6-2, 6-3
Kolie Allen (OSU) d. Ariadna Riley (UT), 6-0, 6-1
Sadie Hammond (UT) d. Isabelle Boulais (OSU), 6-4, 6-2
Danielle Wolf (OSU) d. Rebeka Mertena (UT), 6-4, 6-2
Kylie Duckworth (UT) d. Andrea Ballinger (OSU), 7-5, 6-3
Johanna Silva (UT) d. Luna Dormet (OSU), 6-2, 6-0
Shiori Fukuda (OSU) d. Kaitlin Staines (UT), 6-0, 6-0
Mary Beth Hurley (OSU) d. Tenika McGiffin (UT), 6-7, 6-3, 6-1

Ohio State vs. Georgia Tech Doubles
Mary Beth Hurley/Andrea Ballinger (OSU) d. Gia Cohen/Nadia Gizdova (GT), 6-4
Shiori Fukuda/Luna Dormet (OSU) d. Dalila Said/Nami Otsuka (GT), 6-2
Kenya Jones/Jeannette Lin (GT) d. Kolie Allen/Isabelle Boulais (OSU), 6-2
Victoria Flores/Valeriya Deminova (GT) d. Danielle Wolf/Emma DeCoste (OSU), 6-3

Day Three (Monday, Jan. 21)

Ohio State vs. Michigan Singles 
No. 3 Kate Fahey (U-M) d. Isabelle Boulais (OSU), 6-3, 6-3
No. 36 Chiara Lommer (U-M) d. Kolie Allen (OSU), 6-4, 6-4
No. 65 Giulia Pairone (U-M) d. Danielle Wolf (OSU), 6-1, 6-4
Luna Dormet (OSU) d. Alyvia Jones (U-M), 6-3, 6-3
Mary Beth Hurley (OSU) d. Anca Craciun (U-M), 6-2, 6-4
Bella Lorenzini (U-M) d. Emma DeCoste (OSU), 6-4, 6-4
Lanie Van Linge (U-M) d. Andrea Ballinger (OSU), 5-7, 6-0, 6-2

Ohio State vs. Tennessee Doubles
Kylie Duckworth/Johanna Silva (UT) d. Andrea Ballinger/Emma DeCoste (OSU), 6-4
Tenia McGiffin/Rebeka Mertena (UT) d. Kolie Allen/Danielle Wolf (OSU), 6-3
Sadie Hammond/Kaitlin Staines (UT) d. Shiori Fukuda/Isabelle Boulais (OSU), 6-4
Luna Dormet/Mary Beth Hurley (OSU) d. Ariadna Riley/Maia Haumuller (UT), 6-2