January 16, 2021

Buckeyes in Action at Michigan Invitational


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 13-ranked Ohio State women’s tennis team opened its season at the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor. The hidden dual event, with no team scoring, ran Saturday through Monday. The Buckeyes were joined by the host No. 22-ranked Wolverines, Northwestern and Wisconsin. Each team played three rounds of doubles and three rounds of singles.

Irina Cantos Siemers led the Buckeyes with a 3-0 singles record in the event, while Luna Dormet, Lucia Marzal and Madeline Atway each posted two singles victories.

Buckeye freshmen Atway, Tanisha Kashyap and Lina Ali all notched their first collegiate singles victories. Atway and Kashyap also combined for a doubles win.

In doubles, the tandem of Luna Dormet and Lisa Hofbauer had a team-best two wins.

Day One (Saturday)

Six Buckeyes posted singles victories, including the first collegiate wins for freshmen Tanisha Kashyap and Lina Ali. The tandem of Luna Dormet and Lisa Hofbauer each notched a singles victory and they joined up for a doubles win. Hofbauer, a graduate transfer, was playing her first matches as a Buckeye. Irina Cantos Siemers and Kathleen Jones were also winners in singles.


Ohio State vs. Northwestern
No. 78 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) d. Maria Shusharina (NU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Kathleen Jones (OSU) d. Zoe Spence (NU), 6-3, 6-2
Lisa Hofbauer (OSU) d. Clarissa Hand (NU), 6-2, 6-2
Luna Dormet (OSU) d. Christina Hand (NU), 6-4, 6-2
Tanisha Kashyap (OSU) d. Hannah McColgan (NU), 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Briana Crowley (NU) d. Lucia Marzal (OSU), 6-2, 6-0
No. 57 Julie Byrne (NU) d. Kolie Allen (OSU), 6-2, 7-5
Ohio State vs. Michigan (extra matches)
Lina Ali (OSU) d. Anca Craciun (U-M), 6-3, 6-2
Nicole Hammond (U-M) d. Madeline Atway (OSU), 6-4, 6-1


Michigan vs. Ohio State
Luna Dormet/Lisa Hofbauer (OSU) d. Andrea Cerdan/Alyvia Jones (U-M), 6-3
Gala Mesochoritou/Merri Kelly (U-M) d. Madeline Atway/Lina Ali (OSU), 7-6 (5)
Jaedan Brown/Chiara Lommer (U-M) d. Irina Cantos Siemers/Kolie Allen (OSU), 6-2
Kari Miller/Bella Lorenzini (U-M) d. Kathleen Jones/Lucia Marzal (OSU), 6-3

Day Two (Sunday)

Freshman Madeline Atway’s first collegiate victory highlighted the day for the Buckeyes, as she rallied from a set down to win. Irina Cantos Siemers also won in singles and in doubles Luna Dormet and Lisa Hofbauer combined for a victory over Northwestern’s No. 47-ranked tandem.

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin
Madeline Atway (OSU) d. Nastasya Semenovski (UW), 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
Lucia Marzal (OSU) d. Anna Makarova (UW), 6-4, 6-2
Charmaine Seah (UW) d. Lina Ali (OSU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 78 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) d. Antonela Stoica (UW), 6-0, 6-4
Xinyu Cai (UW) d. Kolie Allen (OSU), 6-2, 6-2
Miruna Tudor (UW) d. Kathleen Jones (OSU), 6-2, 6-2
Ava Markham (UW) d. Lisa Hofbauer (OSU), 7-5, 7-5
Jordana Ossa (UW) d. Tanisha Kashyap (OSU), 6-4, 6-1

Ohio State vs. Northwestern
Luna Dormet/Lisa Hofbauer (OSU) d. No. 47 Julie Byrne/Hannah McColgan (NU), 6-4
Caroline Pozo/Inci Ogut (NU) d. Lina Ali/Tanisha Kashyap (OSU), 6-3
Maria Shusahrina/Clarissa Hand (NU) d. Kolie Allen/Kathleen Jones (OSU), 6-2
Briana Crowley/Christina Hand (NU) d. Lucia Marzal/Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU), 6-2

Day Three (Monday)

Freshman Madeline Atway paired with her classmate Tanisha Kashyap for a doubles victory and also posted a singles win to lead the Buckeyes on the final day of the tournament. Irina Cantos Siemers, Lucia Marzal and Luna Dormet also notched singles wins.

Ohio State vs. Michigan
Lucia Marzal (OSU) d. No. 101 Alyvia Jones (U-M), 6-3, retired
Madeline Atway (OSU) d. Anca Craciun (U-M), 6-3, 6-4
Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) d. Jaedan Brown (U-M), 6-1, 6-2
Luna Dormet (OSU) d. Andrea Cerdan (U-M), 6-3, 1-6, 7-5
Merri Kelly (U-M) d. Kathleen Jones (OSU), 6-2, 6-4
Kari Miller (U-M) d. Kolie Allen (OSU), 7-6 (5), 6-1
Bella Lorenzini (U-M) d. Tanisha Kashyap (OSU), 6-2, 7-6 (5)
Chiara Lommer (U-M) d. Lisa Hofbauer (OSU), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Gala Mesochoritou (U-M) d. Lina Ali (OSU), 6-4, 7-6 (2)

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin
Tanisha Kashyap/Madeline Atway (OSU) d. Jodana Ossa/ Nastasya Semenovski (UW), 6-3
Xinyu Cai/Ava Markham (UW) d. Luna Dormet/Kolie Allen (OSU), 6-2
Anna Makarova/Antonela Stoica (UW) d. Lucia Marzal/Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU), 7-6 (2)

ITA Kickoff Weekend Up Next

Ohio State’s dual match season starts with ITA Kickoff Weekend in the new Ty Tucker Tennis Center in Columbus. The first round matches are set for Saturday, with Ohio State playing Syracuse at 9 a.m. and match two, between Virginia and Tennessee, at noon, with consolation (10 a.m.) and championship (1 p.m.) play Sunday. There will be no public access to the event in Columbus; live scoring and video will be available for all six courts.

There are seven sites hosting ITA Kickoff Weekend matches, with each site winner advancing to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship Feb. 5-7 at Oklahoma State. The Cowgirls will complete the eight-team field.