Shelly Bereznyak

Player profile

  • Hometown Bat Yam, Israel
  • High School Ort Melton
  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 5-6

Follow on Social Media

Instagram: @shelly_bereznyak

Ohio State Career

  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • 2022 ITA Scholar-Athlete

Fall 2022 (Sophomore Season)

  • 3-5 in singles, with 2-5 doubles mark
  • Did not drop a game in first round of ITA Midwest Regionals before falling in three sets in round of 32; posted a doubles win with Akanksha Bhan

2021-22 (Freshman Season)

  • 13-6 overall in singles in first collegiate campaign, with 7-3 dual mark, including 2-0 in B1G matches; recorded three doubles victories, including one in dual play
  • Posted straight-set win vs. Florida Feb. 12 for first dual match singles win
  • B1G wins vs. Penn State and Iowa, along with a victory vs. Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament
  • Did not drop a game vs. Illinois State in NCAA Tournament first round match
  • 6-3 in singles and posted two doubles wins in tournament play
  • Defeated Alle Sanford of UNC in Furman tournament for first collegiate win
  • Notched main draw and consolation victories at ITA Midwest Regional in Champaign, Ill.
  • Win with Madeline Atway over Marquette in regionals was first collegiate doubles victory
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and earned ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades

Prior to Ohio State

  • Reached as high as No. 790 in singles and No. 650 in doubles in WTA rankings
  • Has advanced to a 25K and 15K doubles final and reached singles 15k semifinals twice
  • Won three ITF singles titles
  • 2019 Israeli National Champion
  • Played for Israeli Fed Cup team in 2020


  • Only child of Anna Pavlushina and Michael Bereznyak
  • International business major
  • Enjoys spending time with friends and watching Netflix
  • On why she chose Ohio State … “I think it’s an amazing program that fits all my academic and athletic goals.”