Women's Tennis

Gabriella De Santis


Caracas, Venezuela

High School:
Santiago de León de Caracas


Gabriella  De Santis


Buckeyes Open Play at ITA All-Americans, Compete in ITF Pro Circuit Events

De Santis, Di Lorenzo set for All-Americans qualifying action


No. 8 Stanford Downs No. 31 Ohio State, 4-1

De Santis and Niehaus top No. 6-ranked duo in doubles, Kowase posts singles win


Ohio State Off To Tennessee Fall Invite

Buckeyes to face Tennessee, Kentucky and ETSU at the event


Buckeyes Earn Preseason Rankings and Spots in Riviera/ITA All-American Championships

Buckeyes begin 2014-15 season with singles and doubles rankings


Buckeyes Find Success at Bloomington ITA Summer Circuit Tournament

Angeles Paz/Kowase claim doubles title with win over De Santis/Niehaus


Buckeyes Close Regular Season with Win vs. Michigan State

Buckeyes Close Regular Season with Win vs. Michigan State


Buckeyes vs. Michigan

Buckeyes vs. Michigan


Buckeyes Open Spring with Win over West Virginia

The women's tennis team shut out WVU, 7-0, inside the VT.


Women's Tennis NCAA Match

Women's Tennis NCAA Match vs. South Carolina


Senior Day Win vs. Purdue

Senior Day Win vs. Purdue

Ohio State Career: Two-time First Team All-Big Ten ... 2015 ITA Midwest Player to Watch ... 2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and ITA Midwest Rookie of the Year ... three-time Big Ten Athlete of the Week ... entered junior season with 40 career singles wins and 48 doubles victories ... No. 117 in ITA preseason rankings in Fall 2015 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

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 win 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 ... communicaiton 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.

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