Ohio State ranked 13th in first poll of year
Team kicks off 2018 at tournament
Hurley and Ballinger in singles and doubles brackets
Sanford No. 2 seed in singles
Tournament scheduled to be played outdoors
2016-17 (Sophomore Season): 3-3 in singles and 3-1 in doubles overall ... posted dual match wins vs. Bowling Green and Dayton, prevailing vs. the Flyers in a super tiebreaker ... posted singles win at ITA Midwest Regionals ... all three singles matches in the fall went three sets ... competed in four doubles matches at UT Fall Invite, with three partners ... paired with Sandy Niehaus to shut out Arizona State ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2015-16 (Freshman Season): Posted first career win Sept. 18 over Victoria Kareh in the Baylor tournament ... four doubles wins in the fall, with first at Baylor tourney ... added a dual match doubles victory in the spring.
Prior to Ohio State: Attended Columbus Academy ... qualified for Division II state tournament three times ... won state doubles title in 2012 ... team was runner-up in Ohio Tennis Coaches Association state team tournament in fall 2014 and in 2012 ... named MSL-Ohio Division Player of the Year four times ... claimed district and sectional titles ... four-time team MVP ... also ran track and was state 4x800 runner up and state team runner-up in 2012.
Personal: Psychology major ... daughter of André and Vanessa Ballinger ... father played football at Youngstown State ... enjoys running, writing poetry and playing the piano.