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Women’s tennis pounds Polar Bears

By Nina Zimmerman

The Ladies tennis team continued its dominant season by freezing the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears 9-0 on Tuesday, April 2. The Ladies have now won both of their home matches, and are 5-2 overall.

Amy Schlessman ’13 beat the Polar Bears’ Michelle Tuma 6-0 and 6-1 at No. 1 singles, while Taylor Diffley ’16 came out on top with 7-5 and 6-1 in the No. 2 singles match. The two teamed up in the No. 1 doubles match, defeating Tuma and her partner, Rachael Miller, 8-1.

Amanda Polster ’13 beat Kristin Cellentani 7-6, 8-10, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, and Lydia Winkler ’13 followed her with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles.

Rounding out the bottom of the lineup, Lauren Hoffman ’16 and Samantha Murphy ’16 won at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

The Ladies also dominated doubles play. Another senior-freshman duo, Polster and Madison Hoffman ’16, won the No. 2 doubles match 8-3. In No. 3 doubles, Murphy and Abigail Younger ’15 defeated the Polar Bears’ pair 8-5.

The Ladies then took on chief rival Denison University on April 4 in Granville, hoping to keep up their strong play. Unfortunately, the Ladies lost to the Big Red by a close score of 4-5.

This weekend, the Ladies, along with Ohio Northern, will head to Hope College in Holland, Mich. to participate in the Great Lakes College Association Championship. Other schools participating in the event are Albion College, Kalamazoo College and Oberlin College.

The Lords look to keep bouncing off of the momentum they created earlier in the season by winning the Intercollegiate Tennis Association indoor championship in February.

Their next match is scheduled for this Saturday, April 6 against Case Western Reserve University at 3:00 p.m. at the Jasper Tennis Center in Gambier.

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