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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 4/23/2024, Last updated: 4/24/2024
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Ohio State Earns Women’s Tennis Weekly Award

Buckeyes’ Cantos Siemers selected as final honoree of 2023-24 season

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Player of the Week 

Irina Cantos Siemers, Ohio State  

Gr. – Brussels, Belgium – Connections Academy – Major: Sport Management 

  • Posted four wins in the final two matches of the regular season – two at No. 1 singles and two at No. 1 doubles – as the Buckeyes defeated No. 34 Northwestern and No. 35 Illinois to clinch the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament 

  • Partnered with Luciana Perry to earn the first doubles win vs. Northwestern. Went on to put the Buckeyes up 2-1 with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Maria Shusharina on court one 

  • On Senior Day, she and Perry posted a 6-2 win over No. 73 Heuser and Duong of Illinois to begin doubles play 

  • Cliched the team victory over Illinois, winning the final five games to take her singles match 6-4, 7-5  

  • Set the program-record with 214 combined singles and doubles victories, and remains the program’s leader in career singles wins with 122 

  • Owns a team-best 14 dual match wins, all on court one, and is first on the team with 26 total singles victories 

  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Irina Cantos Siemers (Feb. 7, 2024) 

2024 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Honorees

Jan. 17             Kari Miller, MICH 

Jan. 24             Julia Fliegner, MICH 

Jan. 31         Irina Cantos Siemers, OSU 

Feb. 7            Irina Cantos Siemers, OSU 

Feb. 14          Piper Charney, MICH 

Feb. 21          Kasia Treiber, ILL 

Feb. 28          Gala Mesochoritou, MICH 

March 6             Selma Cadar, MD 

March 13           Julia Fliegner, MICH/Aiva Schmitz, MINN 

March 20           Sydney Pratt, NU 

March 27           Marisa Schmidt, IOWA  

April 3            Maria Sholokhova, WIS 

April 10              Ria Bhakta, MSU 

April 17              Maria Shusharina, NU

April 23              Irina Cantos Siemers, OSU