April 16 - 22, 2013
Buckeyes celebrate Senior Day, look to Big Ten Tournament
Buckeyes celebrate Senior Day Sunday 11 a.m. in regular season finale
Buckeyes will honor seniors Kara Cecil, Fidan Manashirova and Gabby Steele prior to Sunday's match
The senior trio has compiled an overall record of 55-47 and 19-21 record in the Big Ten.
Senior Day: Ohio State vs. Michigan
Women's Tennis vs. Nebraska
Muirfield Collegiate Tennis Invitational
Women's Tennis - Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals
Women's Tennis - Senior Day Win vs. Michigan State
Ohio State Career: Capped career fourth in program history in all-time career singles wins with 90 victories ... Captured 76 career doubles wins ...Named team's co-MVP as a junior ... enters senior campaign with 67 singles wins and 58 doubles victories ... four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2012-13 (Senior Season): Totaled 23 singles wins for second on team to claim fourth-consecutive 20-plus win season ...competed in all 24 singles and doubles competitions in the spring ... tied for a team-best 18 doubles victories ... second on team with six Big Ten singles and five Big Ten doubles victories in dual matches ... enjoyed nine-match win streak stretching from Nov. 11 to Feb. 2 ... earned 5-3 record on court three and 9-4 mark on court four ... posted three-consecutive conference doubles wins with Fidan Manashirova vs. Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin March 24 - April 5 ... defeated Iowa's Katie Zordani and Annette Dohanics April 25 in Big Ten Tournament with Fidan Manashirova, 8-6... closed out fall campaign with four consecutive singles wins to reach consolation final at ASU Thunderbird Nov. 11 ... tied for team-high in singles victories with nine ... saw doubles action with Fidan Manashirova and Nicole Flower, compiling a 5-6 fall record ... started season strong at Muirfield Collegiate Tennis Invitational Sept. 14-16 with two straight set victories, before losing to Emily Reuland of BGSU (6-0,4-6,12-14) ... partnered with Manashirova through the majority of the fall, the senior pair was eliminated in the round of 16 of the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Oct. 20 ... tallied one singles victory at USTA/ITA Midwest Regional in round one before being eliminated in second round of main draw play ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011-12 (Fall season): Posted third-consecutive 20+ win season, leading squad with 21 victories en route to co-MVP honors ... also first on the team with 18 dual-match victories and had seven conference wins to tie for second ... team-high 19 doubles wins overall and 15 in the spring ... 14 dual wins came at the No. 5 position ... six-match winning streak April 8-26 and won nine in a row Feb. 4-March 20 ... 5-1 in three-set matches in the spring ... played with Fidan Manashirova the majority of the spring, as tandem had a team-best 17 wins as a pairing ... duo was 8-2 at No. 3 and 5-3 at No. 2 ... pair won 7-of-8 matches Feb. 4-March 20 ... earned two singles wins at USTA/ITA Midwest Regional to advance to Round of 16 ... downed Stacey Lee of Northwestern and Chelcie Abajian of Illinois in first and second rounds, respectively ... teamed with Manashirova to lead the Buckeyes with four doubles victories ... finished 2-1 at ASU Thunderbird with wins over opponents from Northern Arizona and Utah ... picked up Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2010-11 (Sophomore season): Surpassed the 20-win mark in singles for the second-consecutive year with 21... moved between the Nos. 2-4 spots in singles in the spring ... dropped just one match at No. 4, finishing with a 9-1 record ... notched six wins in conference play, including four of the last five in the regular season ... claimed 16 doubles wins ... teamed with Kelsey Haviland to earn eight wins and Fidan Manashirova for seven ... finished with a team-leading 8-2 doubles record in Big Ten matches ... posted six singles victories in the fall ... advanced to the third round of the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional with wins against Margarita Sadovnikova of Youngstown State and Amy Allin of Illinois ... downed Northwestern's Elena Chernyakova at the Arizona State Thunderbird, 6-2, 6-0 ... finished with four doubles victories in the fall, each coming alongside Haviland ... advanced to the quarterfinals in doubles at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships, downing tandems from Michigan and Wisconsin before falling to 10th-ranked Kristy Frilling and Shannon Mathews of Notre Dame ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2009-10 (Freshman season): Led the team in singles and doubles victories with 25 and 23, respectively ... 7-3 in Big Ten singles, including a 6-0, 6-1 win against Indiana's Myriam Sopel in the Buckeyes' 4-3 victory over the Hoosiers April 18 ... clinched 4-3 victory against No. 40 Rice March 27 with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 win against Ana Guzman ... dropped just two singles matches from Jan. 19 - April 10 ... teamed with classmate Fidan Manashirova in doubles most of the season, forming OSU's No. 3 doubles unit and winning 19 matches ... finished second among all Big Ten freshmen in singles and doubles dual-match wins, behind only Mimi Nguyen of Michigan ... tied with Kristy Dascoli for fifth on OSU's freshman singles win list ... sixth on OSU's freshman doubles win list ... advanced to flight final of first collegiate tournament at the Kentucky Invitational ... defeated Taylor Fournier of Michigan in ITA Midwest Regional Championship before falling to No. 56 Samantha Murray of Northwestern ... finished second on the team with a 6-2 singles record in the fall ... combined with Paloma Escobedo and Manashirova to earn a 4-2 doubles record ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Summit Country Day High School: A tennisrecruiting.net five-star recruit ... ranked as the No. 2 player in Ohio, No. 3 in the Great Lakes Region and No. 24 nationally according to tennisrecruiting.net ... won the Division II Ohio state singles championship as a junior ... finished runner-up in the Division II Ohio state singles tournament freshman and senior years ... helped her team finish as the Division II Ohio state runner-up as a sophomore ... named team's most valuable player four-consecutive years ... Player of the Year in the Miami Valley Conference her junior year ... four-time OHSAA state tournament participant ... defeated current Buckeye Kelsey Haviland to win Ohio State Division II title as a junior... recognized by the Ohio State Senate with resolution No. 145 for state title ... twice named Female Tennis Player of the Year by the local Women's Sports Association... first team all-state three years.
Personal: Daughter of Jeanine and John Steele ... one older brother, Cody, who attended Mount St. Joseph and one older sister, Allie, who attended Rollins College ... featured in ESPN Rise magazine.
Steele Career Stats
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