Irina Cantos Siemers

Player profile

  • Hometown Bremerhaven, Germany
  • High School Connections Academy
  • Year Junior
  • Height 5-7

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Instagram: @irinacantos

Ohio State Career

  • 2021 ITA All-American in singles; sixth Buckeye to earn All-America status and fourth to be  a singles All-American
  • 2021 NCAA Singles Championship qualifier; sixth Buckeye to compete for the national singles title
  • 2021 All-Big Ten selection
  • 2021 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient
  • An ITA Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten selection and two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Finished sophomore year No. 14 in ITA singles rankings; began year No. 78 before moving to No. 15 in next release (March 25); remained in Top 20 all spring
  • Ranked in singles and doubles as a freshman, ending year No. 73 nationally in singles and No. 61 in doubles; ranked in doubles for part of sophomore campaign

2020-21 (Sophomore Season)

  • ITA All-American in singles
  • Unanimous All-Big Ten honoree
  • Received Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
  • Selected to NCAA Singles Championship; posted first round win in straight sets over Cameron Morra of UNC before falling to No. 7 seed Ashley Forbes of UCLA
  • Finished year No. 14 in ITA singles rankings and was in Top 20 throughout the dual match campaign, reaching a high of No. 12 April 14
  • 17-6 in dual play and 22-6 overall (12-6 at No. 1, 5-0 at No. 2); second on team in overall wins and third in dual match victories
  • Two-time Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 2, March 30)
  • Wins over three players who ended the year in the Top 15 – No. 7 Kenya Jones (Georgia Tech), No. 13 Peyton Stearns (Texas) and No. 15 Natasha Subhash (Virginia)
  • Clinched 4-3 road win over Michigan March 28, winning in the third set
  • Posted singles wins in NCAA matches vs. UIC and Texas
  • 16-4 in doubles in dual matches and 16-7 overall
  • 13-2 when paired with Luna Dormet; tandem won its first 13 matches; duo was ranked as high as No. 80 during the spring
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten selection, B1G Distinguished Scholar honoree and ITA Scholar-Athlete

2019-20 (Freshman Season)

  • 15-9 overall in singles, with 7-2 record in dual matches, all on court five
  • Entered singles rankings at No. 58 Nov. 13, was No. 62 (Feb. 5), No. 54 (Feb. 17) and No. 73 (March 3)
  • Ranked 61st in doubles with Kolie Allen at end the year after entering rankings at No. 53 Feb. 18
  • Posted 11-12 overall record in doubles, notching 6-5 dual ledger; in dual matches, was 3-2 at court one and 3-3 at court two
  • Won six of final seven singles matches to close the season, including victories over Texas, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Arizona State, Purdue and Northwestern
  • Posted two singles wins in Thunderbird Invitational
  • Earned second place in Flight 3 at Debbie Southern Furman Fall Classic
  • Paired with Kolie Allen for win over nation’s No. 9-ranked team from Vanderbilt Feb. 16, tandem also notched victories over Arizona State and Purdue
  • Won in doubles with Shiori Fukuda against Duke Jan. 31, along with victories against Georgia Tech and Michigan at ITA National Team Indoors
  • Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Ranked as high as No. 1 in Germany
  • Placed in the Top 50 in ITF Juniors (18s)
  • Participated in main draw of both French Open and US Open junior tournaments
  • Won three doubles ITF Juniors Grade 1 and 2 Championships (Sanxenxo G2, Pontevedra G2, J.C. Ferrero Cup G1)
  • Claimed three 14s singles titles in Europe, captured five Belgian National Championships and placed in the Top 5 in Europe in 14s and 16s.
  • Reached the semifinals of the Eddie Herr ITF Juniors tournament
  • Won a 15k doubles pro circuit championship

Personal

  • Daughter of Felipe Cantos and Maren Siemers
  • Has five siblings – Lara (27), Philip (23), Sascha (17), Christian (13) and Tatiana (11)
  • Communication major and would like to be a journalist or writer following her tennis career
  • Enjoys reading, writing, spending time with friends and family and looking out for new music
  • Speaks four languages – Spanish, French, German and English
SinglesTotal123456DualTournB1G
2019-20 15-9--------7-2--7-28-72-0
2020-2122-612-65-0--------17-65-012-3
Totals37-1512-65-0----7-2--24-813-714-3
DoublesTotal123DualTournB1G
2019-2011-123-23-3--6-55-71-1
2020-2116-7--1-015-416-40-310-0
Totals27-193-24-315-422-95-1011-1