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
Women's Tennis - Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals
Women's Tennis - Senior Day Win vs. Michigan State
Women's Tennis vs. Arkansas
Ohio State Career: Two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... three-time Academic All-Big Ten choice and a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... recipient of 2010 Coaches' Award and 2011 Most Improved award winner.
2012-13 (Senior season): Saw action in doubles competition in all 24 dual matches and 23 of 24 in singles this season ... earned 12 singles and 14 doubles victories ... posted a 2-0 record at the No. 1 position Jan. 23 in doubleheader with wins over Cincinnati's Jasmine Lee in a super tiebreaker and Eastern Kentucky's Amandine Faouzi in straight sets ... defeated Penn State's Chelsea Utting in straight sets on court two to help Buckeyes upset the Nittany Lions March 3 ... Prevailed in super tiebreaker vs. Iowa's Morven McCulloch March 31 ... formed the winningest doubles tandem alongside Kelsey Dieters totaling 11 wins with 6-5 ledger in dual matches ... defeated Arkansas' Claudine Paulson and Segou Jonker, 8-1 at No. 1 position Feb. 22 with Dieters ... Closed out fall campaign after going 6-7 in singles and an even 6-6 in doubles ... alongside Kelsey Dieters, duo advanced to quarterfinals of doubles main draw of USTA/ITA Midwest Regional ... paired with Dieters and Cecil won a team high five doubles matches ... posted two singles wins over University of San Diego and BYU at ASU as well as one doubles victory with fellow senior Fidan Manashirova over BYU,9-8 at ASU Thunderbird Nov. 9-11 ... defeated singles opponents from Brown and Albany at Brown Classic in straight sets ... did not compete in Muirfield Collegiate Tennis Invitational ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-BigTen selectionand Ohio State Scholar Athlete.
2011-12 (Junior season): Competed in 24 of 26 dual matches in singles and 23 of 26 in doubles during the spring ... spent majority of the spring playing at No. 1 singles ... had 15 doubles wins, with nine in the dual campaign ... rallied from a set down against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament first round to give Ohio State in the lead (3-2) en route to a 4-2 team victory ... tied Tiffany Dittmer with a team-high six singles wins during the fall ... advanced to Round of 16 at USTA/ITA Midwest Regional ... downed 118th-ranked Zara Harutyunyan of Akron in the second round at the regional ... also tallied six doubles wins, five alongside Kelsey Dieters ... joined with Dieters to notch a quarterfinals run at the Midwest Regional ... upset 60th-ranked Fellerhoff and Shine of Louisville to finish in third place in doubles at the Muirfield Collegiate Invitational ... named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2010-11 (Sophomore season): Earned 21 singles wins and 17 doubles victories ... finished with a 6-4 ledger in conference singles while notching seven wins in Big Ten doubles ... joined with Noelle Malley throughout the majority of Big Ten doubles, posting a 6-3 record ... played as high as No. 2 singles ... earned first ranked singles win of collegiate career against No. 117 Breanne Smutko of Illinois March 27 ... shared the team lead in singles victories (9) with Noelle Malley in the fall ... posted a trio of doubles victories, each coming alongside Malley ... advanced to the third round in singles at the USTA/ITA Midwest Championship before losing to teammate Paloma Escobedo ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... received Most Improved award.
2009-10 (Freshman season): Battled through illness in the fall, limited to only five matches ... posted first collegiate singles victory over Taylor Fournier of Michigan in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational Nov. 6 ... earned a flawless 3-0 singles record and 2-0 doubles ledger in spring dual matches ... competed at No. 6 singles in season-opening doubleheader against Xavier and Cleveland State Jan. 19, defeating opponents from both schools ... joined with classmate Fidan Manashirova at No. 3 doubles against Xavier and Cleveland State, taking both matches ... earned final win of season against Galina Vishnikina of California University (Pa.) Feb. 28 ... finished with four singles and three doubles victories ... OSU Scholar-Athlete ... recipient of the Coaches Award.
Durant High School: A tennisrecruiting.com five-star recruit ... ranked as the No. 56 prospect in the country, No. 20 in the Southeast and No. 12 in Florida ... reached the quarterfinals of the USTA national Open Girls 18's National Open in Naples and Tallahassee ... as a junior, reached the finals of the USTA national Open Girls 16's ... led her USTA Intersectional team to an undefeated record junior year.
Personal: Daughter of Heidi and Rick ... both parents are horse trainers ... has an older brother, Justin ... multiple pets including horses, dogs and one donkey ... enjoys horseback riding, spinning and trips to the beach.
Kara Cecil Career Stats