January 13, 2022

No. 10 Buckeyes Back in Action at Michigan Invite


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 10 Ohio State women’s tennis team takes the court for the first time in 2022 at the Michigan Invitational at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., this weekend. The tournament, which has no team scoring, will run Friday through Sunday. The Buckeyes will be joined by host No. 16 Michigan, No. 6 Duke and Notre Dame.

A live scoreboard and video will be available HERE throughout the three days.

For fans attending the tournament, note the University of Michigan has instituted a proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative-test protocol for indoor athletic events. Face masks continue to be required and must be worn during all home indoor athletic events. U-M Vaccination Policy

The Setup and Schedule

Each team will play three rounds of doubles and three rounds of singles. There will be up to eight flights in singles and four flights in doubles per round. Each team will play one round of singles and one round of doubles per day. The third set will be played to completion in singles.

Friday, Jan. 14
10 a.m. Singles — Ohio State vs. Duke
1 p.m. Doubles — Michigan vs. Ohio State, Duke vs. Notre Dame
Singles to Follow — Michigan vs. Notre Dame

Saturday, Jan. 15
10 a.m. Singles — Notre Dame vs. Duke
1 p.m. Doubles — Michigan vs. Duke, Notre Dame vs. Ohio State
Singles to Follow — Michigan vs. Ohio State

Sunday, Jan. 16
9 a.m. Singles — Ohio State vs. Notre Dame
12 p.m. Doubles — Michigan vs. Notre Dame, Ohio State vs. Duke
Singles to Follow — Michigan vs. Duke

In the Rankings

  • The Buckeyes are ranked 10th in the ITA Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll, voted on by the ITA National Ranking Committee. The 12 ITA region chairs comprise the committee.
  • 16 Michigan is the other Big Ten team in the Top 25, with Northwestern receiving votes.
  • In the individual rankings, Irina Cantos Siemers is No. 6 in singles, with Lucia Marzal No. 72, Luna Dormet No. 113 and Sydni Ratliff tied for 123. Cantos Siemers and Ratliff are ranked No. 29 in doubles.
  • Cantos Siemers is the second-highest ranked player in program history, behind only Francesca Di Lorenzo who spent time ranked first.
  • Ranked nonconference teams on the Buckeyes’ spring schedule include No. 2 Pepperdine, No. 6 Duke, No. 8 NC State, No. 21 LSU or No. 22 Tennessee and (possibly) No. 23 Princeton, along with Oklahoma State which is receiving votes.

Buckeye This and That

  • Former Buckeyes Francesca Di Lorenzo and Mary Beth Hurley earned their Ohio State degrees at Autumn Commencement. Di Lorenzo was part of the athletics department’s degree completion program after beginning her professional career following her sophomore season. Hurley earned her bachelor’s degree in health sciences and Di Lorenzo is a sport industry graduate.
  • This week, Di Lorenzo defeated Chloe Paquet, the No. 7 seed, in Australian Opener qualifying, but fell in her second match to Christian McHale.
  • Madeline Atway and Irina Cantos Siemers led the Buckeyes with 12 singles wins in the fall, while Lucia Marzal notched 11 victories. In doubles, Sydni Ratliff had a team-best nine, with Cantos Siemers second with seven and Isabelle Boulais posting six.

A Look at the Schedule

  • The Buckeyes will open dual match play in North Carolina, taking on Duke Jan. 21 and NC State Jan. 23.
  • Ohio State will host ITA Kickoff Weekend matches Jan. 29-30. The Buckeyes will take on Oklahoma State in the first round, with LSU and Tennessee meeting in the other match. The winners and losers will meet on day two, with the site winner advancing to ITA National Team Indoor Championship.