September 23, 2021

Buckeyes in Action at Wolfpack Invitational


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Four members of the Ohio State women’s tennis team were in Cary, N.C., for the Wolfpack Invitational/Ranked Spotlight, hosted by NC State.

Freshman Sydni Ratliff was 3-1 in the tournament, finishing as the B Draw runner-up. Irina Cantos Siemers and Lucia Marzal both were 3-2, with Luna Dormet 2-1.

In doubles, the tandems of Cantos Siemers/Ratliff and Marzal/Dormet were both 2-1. Cantos Siemers and Ratliff were the runner-up in their group.

Day One (Thursday)

The first day of competition featured two rounds of doubles, with the tandem of junior Irina Cantos Siemers and Sydni Ratliff going 2-0 and graduate student Luna Dormet and junior Lucia Marzal notching a win and a loss.

Day Two (Friday)

Day two was two rounds of singles. No. 7-ranked Cantos Siemers was the No. 1 seed in the A draw. She won her first round match in straight sets against Daevina Achong of Miami but fell in the Round of 16. Marzal dropped her first match to No. 23-ranked Alana Smith of NC State, and rebounded with a come-from-behind three-set win over No. 50-ranked Megan Davies of South Carolina.

In the B draw, Ratliff and Dormet both had byes in the first round and posted straight-set victories in the Round of 16.

Day Three (Saturday)

In the B draw, Ratliff defeated the No. 1 seed in straight sets and then came from behind for a second straight win. She will be in the B draw final Sunday. Dormet notched a straight-set win over the No. 2 seed before falling in the semifinals.

In the A draw, Marzal dropped her main draw match but then picked up a straight-set victory in consolation play. Cantos Siemers posted two victories in consolation play.

Day Four (Sunday)

All three Buckeyes in singles action battled, but fell in three sets. Freshman Sydni Ratliff was in the B Draw (main draw) final, while Irina Cantos Siemers and Lucia Marzal were in backdraw bracket finals.

In doubles, the tandem of Cantos Siemers and Ratliff finished as the E-F Draw finalists and Marzal and Luna Dormet won in the C-D Second Place match.

Up Next

The Buckeyes will head to Ann Arbor, Mich., next weekend for the Michigan Invitational. Oct. 4, Irina Cantos Siemers will travel to Charleston, S.C., for the ITA All-American Championships.

Wolfpack Invitational

Day 1 (Thursday, Sept. 23)
Lucia Marzal/Luna Dormet (OSU) def. Elaine Chervinsky/Natasha Subhash (UVA), 6-3
Irina Cantos Siemers/Sydni Ratliff (OSU) def. Marcelina Podlinska/Emma Staker (OKLA), 6-1
Irina Cantos Siemers/Sydni Ratliff (OSU) def. Andrea Cerdan/Nicole Hammond (MICH), 6-2
Daevenia Achong/Eden Richardson (MIA) def. Lucia Marzal/Luna Dormet (OSU), 6-4

Day 2 (Friday, Sept. 24)
Singles A Draw
R32 – No. 1 seed/No. 7 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Daevina Achong (MIA), 6-3, 7-5
R16 – No. 95 Layne Sleeth (OU) def. No. 1 seed/No. 7 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU), 7-6 (3), 6-1
R32 – No. 5-8 seed/No. 23 Alana Smith (NCSU) def. Lucia Marzal (OSU), 7-6 (3), 6-4
Consolation R16 – Lucia Marzal (OSU) def. No. 9-16 seed/No. 50 Megan Davies (USC), 3-6, 6-3, 6-0

Singles B Draw
R32 – Sydni Ratliff (OSU) – BYE
R16 – Sydni Ratliff (OSU) def. Sara Nayer (NCSU), 7-5, 6-2
R32 – Luna Dormet (BYE)
R16 – Luna Dormet def. Jaleesa Leslie (UCF), 6-4, 6-1

Day 3 (Saturday, Sept. 25)
Singles A Draw
Consolation QF – Jaedan Brown (MICH) def. Lucia Marzal (OSU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Singles Compass Draw – North
QF – Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Victoria Hu (Princeton), 6-1, 6-4
SF – Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Melodie Collard (UVA), 6-1, 6-1

Singles Compass Draw – East-Southeast
SF – Lucia Marzal (OSU) def. Evgeniya Levashova (UCF), 7-6 (3), 6-1
Singles B
QF – Sydni Ratliff (OSU) def. No. 1 Emma Staker (Okla), 6-4, 7-5
SF – Sydni Ratliff (OSU) def. Eden Richardson (MIA), 1-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4
QF – Luna Dormet (OSU) def. No. 2 Elza Tomase (UT), 6-4, 6-4
SF – Tenika McGiffin (UT) def. Luna Dormet (OSU), 6-0, 6-1


Singles B Draw 
F – Tenika McGiffin (UT) def. Sydni Ratliff (OSU), 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-0
Singles Compass Draw – North
F – No. 28 Chloe Beck (Duke) def. No. 7 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU), 6-3, 2-6, 10-8
Singles Compass Draw – East-Southeast
F – No. 55 Rebeka Mertena (TENN) def. Lucia Marzal (OSU), 4-6, 6-4, 10-2

E-F First Place – Cayetano/Piper (SC) def. Cantos Siemers/Ratliff (OSU), 6-0
C-D Second Place – Marzal/Dormet (OSU) def. Mattel/Sharma (UCF), 6-4