Women's Tennis runs win streak to four matches with victories over Albion (Mich.), North Carolina Wesleyan

Women's Tennis runs win streak to four matches with victories over Albion (Mich.), North Carolina Wesleyan

By Caleb Scott

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — The Ohio Northern women's tennis team ran its winning streak to four matches with victories over Albion (Mich.) and North Carolina Wesleyan on Thursday at Hilton Head Island, S.C.

The Polar Bears (12-2 overall) defeated Albion 8-1 on Tuesday morning at Hilton Head High School and topped North Carolina Wesleyan 6-3 Thursday night at the Evian Tennis Center.

ONU finished its spring break trip with a solid 4-1 record.

Sophomore Ashley Ochsenhirt (Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian) posted a 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles and teamed up with freshman Kaleigh Cummins (Springfield/Northeastern) to win 8-5 at No. 2 doubles.

Seniors Christina Corbean (Dayton/Oakwood) and Brittany Toney (Greenwood, Ind./Greenwood Community) won 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, while Corbean posted a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 3 singles.

At No. 2 singles, freshman Ola Latala (Grosse Ile, Mich.) was victorious 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 10-6, while freshman Mackenzie Wills (Ada) won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 5 singles. 

Wills and Latala also team up to win 8-3 at No. 3 singles.

Freshman Katherine Curry (Oxford/Talawanda) only gave up one game in a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 6 singles.

Against NCW, ONU swept the three doubles matches to take a quick 3-0 lead.

Corbean and Toney won 8-4 at No. 1, Ochsenhirt and Cummins won 8-6 and No. 2 and Latala and Wills won 8-2 at No. 3.

In singles play, Ochsenhirt won 6-0, 2-6, 10-3 at No. 1, Latala won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 and Curry won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6 to make it 6-1 and close out the match.

Corbean and Cummins wrapped up the match with a 7-6(4), 6-3 win at No. 4 and 7-5, 6-2 at No. 5, respectively.

The Polar Bears return to action on Feb. 23 with a match at Wittenberg as part of a men's-women's double header with the Tigers.

Ohio Northern 8, Albion (Mich.) 1

Singles

1. Ashley Ochsenhirt (ONU) def. Lauren Rasmussen 6-0, 6-2
2. Ola Latala (ONU) def. Lauren Solano 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 10-6
3. Christina Corbean (ONU) def. Olivia Conover 6-1, 6-1
4. Chrissy Gauss (ALB) def. Kaleigh Cummins 6-1, 6-3
5. Mackenzie Wills (ONU) def. Marceline Redick 6-3, 6-0
6. Katherine Curry (ONU) def. Kelsi Inman 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

1. Christina Corbean/Brittany Toney (ONU) def. Rasmussen/Gauss 8-5
2. Ochsenhirt/Cummins (ONU) def. Solano/Conover 8-5
3. Latala/Wills (ONU) def. Leigh Hales/Tobar 8-3 

Ohio Northern 8, North Carolina Wesleyan 1

Singles

1. Ashley Ochsenhirt (ONU) def. Flor Sorrentino 6-0, 2-6, 10-3
2. Ola Latala (ONU) def. Nicole Halabi 6-3, 6-0
3. Christina Corbean (ONU) def. Stephany Barbera 7-6(4), 6-3
4. Kaleigh Cummins (ONU) def. Ana Diaz 7-5, 6-2
5. Andrea Tobar (NCW) def. Mackenzie Wills 6-1, 5-7, 10-8
6. Katherine Curry (ONU) def. Manuela Cano 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

1. Christina Corbean/Brittany Toney (ONU) def. Diaz/Barbara 8-4
2. Ochsenhirt/Cummins (ONU) def. Halabi/Sorrentino 8-6
3. Latala/Wills (ONU) def. Leigh Hales/Tobar 8-2