By: Andrew Korba
LOS ANGELES (Calif.) -- The Ohio Northern women's tennis team opened its spring trip with an 8-1 victory over Occidental (Calif.) and 6-3 win over Cal Tech on Sunday.
The Polar Bears now stand at 8-1 on the season, while Occidental is 1-3 and Cal Tech falls to 3-2.
Against Occidental, Northern swept all three doubles courts by identical 8-2 scores.
Freshman Rachael Miller and junior Michelle Tuma won at No. 1 doubles, sophomores Kristin Cellentani and Brittany Miller won at the No. 2 position and freshman Meghan Letizia and junior Carly Olmstead were victorious at No. 3 doubles.
In singles play, Tuma won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and Letizia scored a 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 win at No. 3 singles.
Brittany Miller won 7-5, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, freshman Taryn Strombeck scored an impressive 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles and Rachael Miller won 6-2, 6-0 in No. 6 singles.
In the match against Cal Tech, Cellentani and Brittany Miller won 8-2 at No. 2 doubles and Letizia and Olmstead won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles.
Freshman Christina Corbean won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles and Letizia won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4 singles.
At No. 5 singles, Brittany Miller won 6-1, 6-4 and Strombeck won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 singles.
Ohio Northern will return to action again on Tuesday when it faces off against Biola (Calif.) at 3:30 pm EST and Whittier (Calif.) at 7 pm EST.