October 24, 2021

ITA Midwest Regional Champs!

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team hosted the ITA Midwest Regional Friday through Monday in the Ty Tucker Tennis Center. Buckeye Irina Cantos Siemers made a run to the singles final and paired with Sydni Ratliff to win the doubles title. The doubles championship is the second in program history and first since 2016.

As the doubles champion, Cantos Siemers and Ratliff earned a spot in the ITA National Fall Championships. As the singles finalist, Cantos Siemers now has a berth in the singles draw at the fall championships. The regional tournament included a 32-player singles draw and 16-team doubles field.

Day One (Friday)

The Buckeyes rolled through their four doubles matches to fill half the semifinal field.

Kolie Allen and Isabelle Boulais, the No. 1 seed in the tournament and No. 12- team in the ITA rankings, won both of their matches 8-2, defeating teams from Wisconsin and Toledo. The duo of Sydni Ratliff and Irina Cantos Siemers posted an 8-2 win over No. 30-ranked Christina Hand and Briana Crowley in the Round of 16 and then topped a duo from Illinois in the quarterfinals, 8-4.

In singles, Ratliff won in straight sets, dropping just three games and Lucia Marzal also won in straight sets. Cantos Siemers, the No. 1 seed, rallied after dropping the second set for a three-set win.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Day Two (Saturday)

In the doubles semifinals, the tandem of Sydni Ratliff and Irina Cantos Siemers posted an 8-3 victory over Michigan State’s Maja Pietrowicz and Mary Lewis, the tournament’s No. 2 seed who is No. 28 in the ITA poll.

Buckeyes Isabelle Boulais and Kolie Allen fell to Northwestern’s Hannah McColgan and Sydney Pratt, 8-5, in their semifinal matchup.

In the singles Round of 16, Cantos Siemers and Lucia Marzal both won in straight sets, while Ratliff fell to Kari Miller, the No. 2 seed from Michigan.

Cantos Siemers then notched a three-set victory to advance to the singles semifinals, downing Notre Dame’s Page Freeman. Marzal fell in three sets to the Wolverines’ Miller.

Lina Ali and Madeline Atway both posted straight-set wins in consolation action over players from Illinois State.

Day Three (Sunday)

Irina Cantos Siemers and Sydni Ratliff claimed the second ITA Midwest Regional title in program history. The unseeded duo beat Northwestern’s Hannah McColgan and Sydney Pratt, 8-1. Ohio State won the first five games, including three on the no-ad point. The Wildcats got on the board for a 5-1 match but the Buckeyes closed it out, winning the last three games, with a hold to seal the win. They join the duo of Anna Sanford and Miho Kowase as Ohio State regional doubles champions.

Lina Ali and Kolie Allen posted singles wins in consolation play, while Madeline Atway fell in three sets in her consolation match.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Day Four (Monday)

The singles final was a matchup between the Top 2 seeds, Buckeye Irina Cantos Siemers and Michigan’s Kari Miller. It was the fourth match between the players since January, with all four going to a third set.

In the regional final, Cantos Siemers broke to open the match and added two more breaks en route to a 6-3 set win. In the second set, Miller won the first four games. Cantos Siemers broke for a 4-1 match but Miller answered with a break and served it out to force a decisive third set.

In the third set, Cantos Siemers served first and held. Miller then went on a four-game run to go ahead 4-1. Cantos Siemers broke for 4-2 but was broken for Miller to serve for the match at 5-2. Cantos Siemers held off match point to make it 5-3, but Miller broke in the final game to win the championship.

Up Next

  • The Buckeyes will travel to Columbia, S.C., for the Gamecock Hidden Dual this weekend.
  • The ITA Fall Championships will be held Nov. 4-7 in San Diego, Calif., with Irina Cantos Siemers in the singles draw and Cantos Siemers and Sydni Ratliff in doubles.
  • Ohio State is slated to wrap up its fall schedule at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 5-7.

 

 

ITA Midwest Regional
Ty Tucker Tennis Center, Columbus, Ohio

Doubles
(ITA Preseason Rankings)

Round of 16 (Oct. 22)
No. 12 Kolie Allen/Isabelle Boulais (OSU) def. Nastasya Semenovski/Taylor Cataldi (UW), 8-2
Sydni Ratliff/Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. No. 30 Christina Hand/Briana Crowley (NU), 8-2

Quarterfinals (Oct. 22)
No. 12 Kolie Allen/Isabelle Boulais (OSU) def. Cassie Alcala/Sloane Teske (Toledo), 8-2
Sydni Ratliff/Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Kate Duong/Josie Frazier (ILL), 8-4

Semifinals (Oct. 23)
Sydni Ratliff/Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. No. 28 Mary Lewis/Maja Pietrowicz (MSU), 8-3
Hannah McColgan/Sydney Pratt (NU) def. No. 12 Kolie Allen/Isabelle Boulais (OSU), 8-5

Final
Sydni Ratliff/Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Hannah McColgan/Sydney Pratt (NU), 8-1

Singles
Round of 32 (Oct. 22)
No. 7 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Ema Lazic (NU), 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
Page Freeman (ND) def. Madeline Atway (OSU), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5)
Andrea Cerdan (UM) def. Lina Ali (OSU), 6-4, 6-4
Lucia Marzal (OSU) def. Taylor Cataldi (UW), 6-3, 6-3
Sydni Ratliff (OSU) def. Ana Jover (UIC), 6-1, 6-2

Round of 16
No. 7 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Julia Fliegner (UM), 6-1, 6-2
Lucia Marzal (OSU) def. Megan Heuser (ILL), 6-1, 6-3
No. 31 Kari Miller (UM) def. Sydni Ratliff (OSU), 6-0, 6-4

Quarterfinals
No. 7 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Page Freeman (ND), 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
No. 31 Kari Miller (UM) def. Lucia Marzal (OSU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Semifinals
No. 31 Kari Miller (UM) def. No. 90 Clarissa Hand (NU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 7 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Andrea Cerdan (UM), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Final
No. 31 Kari Miller (UM) def. No. 7 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU), 3-6 6-1 6-3

Extra Matches
Lina Ali (OSU) def. Alexandra Abyasova (ILL ST), 7-6, 6-1
Madeline Atway (OSU) def. Tijana Zlatanovic (ILL ST), 6-4, 6-3

Extra Matches
Saturday (Oct. 23)
Lina Ali (OSU) def. Alexandra Abyasova (ISU), 7-6, 6-1
Madeline Atway (OSU) def. Tijana Zlatanovic (ILL ST), 6-4, 6-3
Ema Lazic (NU) def. Josie Fraiser (ILL), 6-2, 7-5
Ashley Yeah (ILL) def. Carrie Beckman (ND), 7-6 (6), 6-1
Julia Andreach (ND) def. Taylor Cataldi (UW), 7-5, 6-3
Ava Markham (UW) def. Nibedita Ghosh (ND), 6-3, 7-5

Sunday (Oct. 24)
Julia Fliegner (UM) def. Julia Andreach (ND), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 1-0 (6)
Lina Ali (OSU) def. Carrie Beckman (ND), 7-6 (9), 7-5
Nibedita Ghosh (ND) def. Madeline Atway (OSU), 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (7)
Exhibition: Kolie Allen (OSU) def. Julia Lilien (ND), 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (9)