April 10, 2022

No. 7 Buckeyes Post 4-0 Shutout at Purdue for Sixth Straight Win


Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the doubles point and three straight-set singles wins, the No. 7-ranked Ohio State women’s tennis team defeated Purdue, 4-0, Sunday afternoon outside at the Swartz Tennis Center in West Lafayette, Ind.

Ohio State, on a six-match winning streak and 12-1 in its last 13 matches, is 14-4 overall this season and 7-0 in Big Ten play.

Against Purdue (10-9, 2-5 B1G), the duos of Sydni Ratliff and Isabelle Boulais and Lucia Marzal and Irina Cantos Siemers won on courts one and two, respectively, for the doubles point and 1-0 lead. Madeline Atway, Marzal and Boulais each posted straight-set singles wins for the victory.

Quoting Coach Melissa Schaub

“We competed well in tough conditions. It was good to get outside and play against a good Purdue team on the road.”

In Doubles

  • The Buckeyes notched the doubles point with wins on courts one and two.
  • The duo of Sydni Ratliff and Isabelle Boulais won 6-3 against Nathalia Wolf Gasparin and Rut Galindo on court one.
  • On court two, Lucia Marzal and Irina Cantos Siemers defeated Csilla Fodor and Seira Shimizu, 6-2, winning the final four games to clinch the doubles point.

In Singles

  • Ohio State won the first set on five of six courts to kick off singles.
  • Madeline Atway put the Buckeyes up 2-0, as she topped Shimizu, 6-1, 6-3, on court six.
  • Marzal  followed with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Juana Larranaga on court five.
  • Boulais clinched the victory on court two. The No. 32-ranked Buckeye won the first set against Carmen Gallardo Guevara, 6-4, and then prevailed in a second set tiebreaker.
  • The matches on courts one and three were in a third set and Buckeye Kolie Allen was up a set on court four when play was halted.

Up Next

  • Ohio State will play at Minnesota Friday and at Wisconsin next Sunday.
  • The regular season ends with matches at home against Maryland at 6 p.m. April 22 and Rutgers at noon April 24.
  • Admission is free to all regular season home matches and live video and scoring will be available.

The Results
Ohio State vs Purdue
Apr 10 at West Lafayette, Ind.
(Schwartz Tennis Center)

#7 Ohio State 4, Purdue 0

Singles competition
1. Csilla Fodor (PUR) vs. #7 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) 4-6, 6-1, 1-2, unfinished
2. #32 Isabelle Boulais (OSU) def. C. Gallardo Guevara (PUR) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
3. T. Katarina Milic (PUR) vs. #56 Sydni Ratliff (OSU) 6-1, 1-6, 2-1, unfinished
4. Rut Galindo (PUR) vs. Kolie Allen (OSU) 6-7 (5-7), 4-4, unfinished
5. Lucia Marzal (OSU) def. Juana Larranaga (PUR) 6-4, 6-0
6. Madeline Atway (OSU) def. Seira Shimizu (PUR) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Sydni Ratliff/Isabelle Boulais (OSU) def. Nathalia Wolf/Rut Galindo (PUR) 6-3
2. Lucia Marzal/Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Csilla Fodor/Seira Shimizu (PUR) 6-2
3. T. Katarina Milic/C. Gallardo Guevara (PUR) vs. Shelly Bereznyak/Kolie Allen (OSU) 6-5, unfinished

Match Notes:
Ohio State 14-4, 7-0 B1G; National ranking #7
Purdue 10-9, 2-5 B1G
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,5,2)