Quakers topped by Polar Bears
ONU wins, 9-0
April 26, 2011
Jessica VanWinkle and the Quakers lost to OAC-leading Ohio Northern.
ADA — Wilmington College dropped a 9-0 decision to Ohio Athletic Conference-leading Ohio Northern on the Polar Bears’ courts Tuesday afternoon.
The Quakers are now 2-5 in the OAC, 3-8 overall. Ohio Northern improves to 8-0 in the conference, 18-5 for the season. The win guarantees the Polar Bears at least a share of the OAC regular-season title.
The match was something of a recent rarity: an outdoor sporting event.
“It was windy, but it was still nice to play the match outdoors,” Wilmington interim head coach Jessie Carmack said.
Ohio Northern took a 3-0 lead by sweeping doubles play. The closest match of the day came at No. 3 doubles, where Jennifer VanWinkle (Vickery/Floyd Central, Ind.) and Holly Grady (Beavercreek/Xenia Christian) dropped a 4-8 decision to Christie Gales and Kelsi Wurm.
“Jennifer and Holly played a good match. They made some nice plays and some nice adjustments during the match,” Carmack said.
ONU completed the shutout by taking six straight singles matches.
Jessica VanWinkle (Vickery/Floyd Central, Ind.) lost to Michelle Tuma at No. 1.
Erin Cane (Springboro) was topped by Carly Olmstead at No. 2 singles.
Michelle Reiber (Jamestown/Greeneview) lost to Emily Mueller at No. 3.
At the No. 4 position, Lisa Brady (Pickerington/Pickerington North) was defeated by Gales.
Grady dropped her No. 5 match to Wurm.
Kaitlyn Lentz (Miamisburg) lost to Lauren Rife at No. 6 singles.
The Quakers will host Heidelberg at 3:30 p.m. Friday in a match that carries OAC Tournament ramifications.