Ohio State women's tennis team falls to No. 2 Texas 4-1 in NCAA tournament

Staff reports

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Ohio State women's tennis team was eliminated from the NCAA tournament with a 4-1 defeat to No. 2 seed Texas in the Round of 16 on Sunday.

The Buckeyes, who were the No. 15 seed, finished the season 23-4. Texas (28-1) advanced to face No. 7 Florida State.

The loss ended a 15-match winning streak for Ohio State, the Big Ten regular-season co-champion and Big Ten tournament winner. Ohio State was making its seventh consecutive NCAA appearance.

The lone winner for Ohio State on Sunday was 18th-ranked Irina Cantos Siemers, who won 6-2, 6-0 over No. 37 Peyton Stearns. Cantos Siemers won the final 10 games of the match.

“Texas is a very good team and they played too well for us today," said OSU coach Melissa Schaub. " At the same time, I couldn’t be prouder of our team. We didn’t play our best tennis but we fought and competed as hard as we could out there. We accomplished a lot this season during a very difficult year. We have a lot returning next year and I hope we can remember this feeling and try to build on it.”

The NCAA singles championships begin May 23 and the doubles start May 24. Cantos Siemers has been selected for the singles tournament and Isabelle Boulais and Kolie Allen will compete in doubles.