Sydni Ratliff

Player profile

  • Hometown Columbus, Ohio
  • High School Columbus Academy
  • Year Freshman
  • Height 5-6

Follow on Social Media

Instagram: @sydni_ratliff

Prior to Ohio State

  • blue chip recruit
  • Ohio State singles champion in 2019, the first female athlete at Columbus Academy to win an individual state title
  • Four-time district and section champion (2017-20)
  • Four-time team MVP
  • Greater Columbus Tennis Association Player of the Year in 2019
  • Three-time This Week News Player of the Year (2019-21)
  • 2021 Girls 18 and under national level 2 champion
  • 2019 National Indoor 18U champion
  • 2019 Easter Bowl 16U doubles champion/Gold Ball winner
  • 2019 National Clay Court doubles finalist/Silver Ball winner
  • 2019 National Spring Team champion/Gold Ball winner
  • 2018 National Indoor 16U doubles Bronze Ball winner
  • 2018 Ohio Valley 18U district champion
  • 2017 Midwest closed singles champion
  • 2015 Midwest closed singles and doubles champion
  • Four-time MSL league champion (2017-20)
  • 2018 Women’s 7,500 indoor doubles champion


  • Daughter of Devon and Kiesha Ratliff, an Ohio State alumna
  • Sports administration major and would love to play professional tennis and work in sports broadcasting
  • Enjoys playing the piano, listening to music and watching movies
  • On why she chose Ohio State … “I chose The Ohio State based on the proven level of excellence in the coaching staff. I was also impressed with the character and career development opportunities for student-athletes who participate in the Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute.”