Singles and doubles competition runs through Tuesday
Six Buckeyes to compete for singles and doubles titles
First national tournament of the year held in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Ohio State falls to Oklahoma State 4-2, closes season 31-3
Ohio State to take on winner of Oklahoma State Saturday
Buckeyes in NCAA Quarterfinals
Buckeyes vs Yellow Jackets in NCAA Round of 16
Buckeyes Down UCLA in NCAA Second Round
NCAA Tournament First Round vs. YSU
Buckeyes Win B1G Tournament (Photo credit Matt Mitchell)
2015-16 (Junior Season): First Team All-Big Ten selection after posting 6-0 mark in B1G matches, with five wins on court two ... 14-15 overall and 12-11 in dual match action ... topped No. 58-ranked Maddie Lipp in Buckeyes’ win over Northwestern ... ended year ranked 96th in singles and 58th in doubles with Sandy Niehaus ... 17-7 overall in doubles, with 16-5 mark in dual matches ... paired with Niehaus to go 14-1 overall and in dual matches (9-1 on court two), including an 8-0 B1G mark; lone loss was in a tiebreaker to UCLA in NCAA second round ... picked up two singles wins at the Miami Fall Invite; faced ranked players in four of five singles matches ... fell in qualifying at ITA All-Americans to No. 52-ranked Skylar Kuykendall of LSU and in consolation to No. 30-ranked Yuliya Lysa of Arkansas, both in three sets ... competed with Miho Kowase in doubles at Miami Fall Invite.
2014-15 (Sophomore Season): Posted 19-10 ledger in singles and was 21-9 in doubles ... 9-2 in B1G play in singles en route to First Team All-Big Ten honors ... tabbed ITA Midwest Region Player to Watch ... 17-7 in dual matches, with 11-3 mark at No. 1 and 6-4 ledger at No. 2 ... 14-6 mark in spring doubles matches, with 13-5 mark at No. 1 with Sandy Niehaus; tandem was ranked No. 35 at the end of the year ... named B1G Athlete of the Week March 10 and March 31 ... advanced to round of 32 of main draw doubles with three straight wins at ITA All-American Championships alongside Niehaus after moving on from qualifiers, becoming first Buckeye duo in main draw since 2001 … notched 18-match doubles winning streak before falling in ITA All-Americans … represented the Buckeyes in qualifying singles at ITA All-Americans … advanced to doubles quarterfinal action at ITA Midwest Regional with wins vs. Marquette and Wisconsin … ranked No. 69 in preseason ITA singles poll (Sept.8) and ranked No. 32 in preseason ITA doubles poll with Niehaus, slotted No. 26 in doubles in January prior to spring season … captured ITA Midwest Summer Circuit doubles title with Niehaus at Purdue July 7.
2013-14 (Freshman Season): First Buckeye to be named ITA Midwest Rookie Player of the Year and was first Buckeye since Kristy Dascoli in 1998 to earn B1G Freshman of the Year honors … unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection and earned B1G Athlete of the Week honors April 1 … ranked as high as No. 78 in ITA singles poll … led the squad with a team-high nine wins vs. B1G opponents with a 21-12 record and 13 wins at No.1 singles … notched team-high 27 doubles wins, ending season on 14-match win streak with Niehaus … teamed with Niehaus for a 19-2 record with a perfect 7-0 ledger in B1G contests … collected four wins vs. ranked players … defeated No. 51-ranked Blevins/Popova of South Carolina in NCAA tournament doubles match, 8-7 (9-7) … named Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... notched seven singles wins in fall campaign, including a straight-set victory against No. 45 Joelle Kissell of North Carolina State Oct. 27 … advanced to singles main draw round of 32 in ITA Midwest Regional … advanced to main draw doubles round of 32 with Sandy Niehaus at ITA Midwest Regional with 8-4 win vs. Illinois Oct. 11 … claimed first collegiate victory Oct. 4 vs. Ryann Young of Cornell University at Akron Fall Invite.
Santiago de León de Caracas: Ranked No. 161 in the world and No. 2 in Venezuela ... competed in the 2013 Fed Cup in Medellin, Colombia, and represented her country at the Junior Fed Cup five times ... played in ITF tournaments in four different countries, including the Casablanca (Mexico) and Copa del Café (Costa Rica).
Personal: Daughter of Alejandro De Santis ... has one sibling, Alessandro ... communication major ... enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with friends and going to the movies ... greatest sports thrill was representing Venezuela nine times in international tournaments and playing in the Fed Cup.