September 16, 2021

Buckeyes Open Year at Furman


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2021-22 season for the Ohio State women’s tennis team starts this weekend, as four Buckeyes travel to Greenville, S.C., for the Debbie Southern Furman Fall Classic hosted by Furman. Play, including singles and doubles, is slated to run Friday through Sunday.

Sophomore Madeline Atway and freshmen Shelly Bereznyak, Sydni Ratliff and Dani Schoenly will represent Ohio State in the tournament.

Players from host Furman, North Carolina, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Texas, Wake Forest, Mississippi State, Duke, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia Tech and Clemson are expected to join the Buckeyes in the Furman tournament. Twelve of the 13 teams competing were ranked in the Top 42 of the final ITA rankings of 2021.

Singles play is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, followed by doubles. Action is set to start at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. If play is moved because of weather, updates will be on the Furman women’s tennis twitter @FurmanWTennis.

Buckeye This and That

  • Shelly Bereznyak, from Bat Yam Israel, Sydni Ratliff a native of Columbus, Ohio (Columbus Academy) and Dani Schoenly of Powell, Ohio (Olentangy Liberty H.S.) are all expected to make their collegiate debuts this weekend. More on the newcomers
  • Sophomore Madeline Atway, who will join the freshmen in Greenville, enrolled in Ohio State in January. She is also from nearby Powell, Ohio, and graduated from Olentangy Liberty High School. Atway was 3-2 in dual matches and 5-3 overall in singles, with a 4-1 doubles record (3-0 in dual matches) as a freshman in 2021.
  • In the first ITA Rankings of the season, junior Irina Cantos Siemers was No. 7 in the singles rankings, while the tandem of seniors Isabelle Boulais and Kolie Allen was No. 12 in the doubles rankings. Boulais was also No. 105 in the singles rankings.
  • Cantos Siemers was selected for the ITA All-American Championships, set for Oct. 4-10 in Charleston, S.C.
  • Last year Ohio State won the Big Ten Tournament title and was the regular season co-champion. The squad hosted NCAA first and second round matches and reached the Round of 16. The Buckeyes return eight players from last year’s team and have added three freshmen.

Up Next

  • Next week, Buckeyes will compete at the ITA Midwest Regionals in Champaign, Ill., and at the USTA Fall Ranked Spotlight in Cary, N.C.