January 13, 2023

Buckeyes in Action at Michigan Invite


COLUMBUS, Ohio — The No. 17-ranked Ohio State women’s tennis team wrapped up competition at the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., this weekend. The Buckeyes were joined by host No. 20 Michigan, No. 24 Tennessee and Mississippi at the individual event. Each day consisted of a round of singles and a round of doubles, with teams facing off in a hidden dual format.

Shelly Bereznyak led the Buckeye squad with a perfect 3-0 mark in singles, while Sydni Ratliff picked up two singles victories. The sophomore duo paired up for two doubles wins as well.

On day one, the Buckeyes took on Tennessee in singles, with Kolie Allen and Shelly Bereznyak posting wins. In doubles, Ohio State recorded two victories. The duos of Allen/Kathleen Jones and Sydni Ratliff/Bereznyak both notched victories against Ole Miss.

The Buckeyes swept all three doubles matches vs. the host Wolverines. The tandems of Irina Cantos Siemers/Kolie Allen, Sydni Ratliff/Shelly Bereznyak and Lucia Marzal/Dani Schoenly were all victorious. No. 15-ranked Ratliff, Bereznyak and Marzal posted straight-set wins as the Buckeyes took on Ole Miss Saturday in singles.

The Buckeyes picked up three singles wins – from No. 15 Sydni Ratliff, No. 30 Irina Cantos Siemers and Shelly Bereznyak – against Michigan. All three won in three sets, with Cantos Siemers rallying after losing the first set. Ohio State dropped its three doubles matches to Tennessee.

Up Next

  • The Buckeyes will begin dual match play next weekend, as they host No. 4-ranked Oklahoma at 11 a.m. Sunday.
  • Ohio State will then serve as an ITA Kickoff Weekend site, welcoming Old Dominion, Wake Forest and No. 24 Tennessee Jan. 27-28. Day one features the Buckeyes vs. the Monarchs at 10 a.m., followed by the Demon Deacons vs. the Lady Vols at 1 p.m. Day two, the championship match will be at 4 p.m., followed by the consolation match at 7 p.m. The site winner will advance to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship.
  • Admission and parking are free for matches at the Ty Tucker Tennis Center.

Michigan Invitational
Varsity Tennis Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Friday (Jan. 13)
Doubles vs. Ole Miss
Kolie Allen/Kathleen Jones (Ohio State) d. Lillian Gabrielsen/Rachel Krzyzak (Ole Miss), 6-4
Sydni Ratliff/Shelly Bereznyak (Ohio State) d. Anaelle Leclercq/Kelsey Mize (Ole Miss), 6-1
Ludmila Kareisova/Reka Zadori (Ole Miss) d. Madeline Atway/Dani Schoenly (Ohio State), 6-2

Singles vs. Tennessee
No. 55 Daria Kuczer (Tennessee) d. Lucia Marzal (Ohio State), 7-6, 6-0
No. 76 Rebeka Mertena (Tennessee) d. No. 15 Sydni Ratliff (Ohio State), 7-5, 6-4
No. 116 Kolie Allen (Ohio State) d. Eleanore Molinaro (Tennessee), 6-4, 7-5
Lauren Anzalotta (Tennessee) d. Madeline Atway (Ohio State), 6-3, 6-4
Shelly Bereznyak (Ohio State) d. Cat Aulia (Tennessee), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Esther Adeshina (Tennessee) d. Danielle Willson (Ohio State), 7-6, 6-7 (5), 6-3
No. 68 Elza Tomase (Tennessee) d. No. 30 Irina Cantos Siemers (Ohio State), 6-4, 6-0

Saturday (Jan. 14)
Singles vs. Ole Miss
Shelley Bereznyak (Ohio State) d. Emma Kette (Ole Miss), 6-1, 6-0
No. 15 Sydni Ratliff (Ohio State) d. Anaelle Leclercq (Ole Miss), 7-6 (4), 6-3
Lucia Marzal (Ohio State) d. Rachel Krzyzak (Ole Miss), 6-0, 6-3
Reka Zadori (Ole Miss) d. Kathleen Jones (Ohio State), 6-0, 6-3
No. 89 Lillian Gabrielsen (Ole Miss) d. Danielle Willson (Ohio State), 6-2, 7-5
No. 73 Ludmila Kareisova (Ole Miss) d. No. 116 Kolie Allen (Ohio State), 6-4, 6-4
Kelsey Mize (Ole Miss) d. Maddie Atway (Ohio State), 7-6 (4), 6-2

Doubles vs. Michigan
Irina Cantos/Kolie Allen (Ohio State) d. Andrea Cerdan/Merri Kelly (U-M), 6-2
Sydni Ratliff/Shelley Bereznyak (Ohio State) d. Jaedan Brown/Lily Jones (U-M), 6-3
Lucia Marzal/Dani Schoenly (Ohio State) d. Nicole Hammond/Bayley Sheinin (U-M), 6-3

Sunday (Jan. 15)
Doubles vs. Tennessee
Rebeka Mertena/Esther Adeshina (Tennessee) d. Kathleen Jones/Kolie Allen (Ohio State), 6-3
Eleanora Molinaro/Daria Kuczer (Tennessee) d. Maddie Atway/Danielle Willson (Ohio State), 6-2
Lauren Anzalotta/Elza Tomase (Tennessee) d. Lucia Marzal/Dani Schoenly (Ohio State), 6-2

Singles vs. Ohio State
Bayley Sheinin (U-M) d. Dani Schoenly (Ohio State), 6-3, 6-2
No. 30 Irina Cantos (Ohio State) d. Nicole Hammond (U-M), 5-7, 6-1, 6-0
No. 15 Sydni Ratliff (Ohio State) d. No. 81 Kari Miller (U-M), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
No. 101 Andrea Cerdan (U-M) d. Lucia Marzal (Ohio State), 6-3, 6-4
No. 65 Lily Jones (U-M) d. No. 116 Kolie Allen (Ohio State), 7-6 (3), 6-3
Shelly Bereznyak (Ohio State) d. No. 40 Jaedan Brown (U-M), 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3
Merri Kelly (U-M) d. Danielle Willson (Ohio State), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2