By Tim Glon
TIFFFIN — Sophomores David Hayman (Westerville/South) and Jake Abbott (Kenton) led the Ohio Northern men's tennis team to a 7-2 Ohio Athletic Conference victory at Heidelberg on Saturday afternoon at the Heidelberg Tennis Courts.
The Polar Bears improve to 11-8 overall and are 3-4 in OAC play, while the Student Princes fall to 3-12, 2-5.
Hayman won his seventh consecutive singles match by posting a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles.
Abbott won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles and the duo combined to win 9-8(4) at No. 2 doubles.
Ohio Northern swept the three doubles courts as sophomore Tim Kargl (Downers Grove, Ill./South) and freshman Andrew Garcia (Downers Grove, Ill./South) won 8-4 at No. 4 and senior Dan Warren (Tallahasee, Fla./Lincoln) and freshman Tyler Frantz (Bellefontaine) won 8-2 at No. 3 doubles.
Sophomore Lance Brown (Dayton/Stebbins) won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 singles to make it 4-0 and Abbott and Hayman won their singles matches to give ONU a 6-0 lead.
Garcia then won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles to put the Polar Bears ahead 7-0.
HU won in tiebreakers at Nos. 1 and 5 to finish out the match.
The Polar Bears will return home on Tuesday for a non-conference match with Concordia (Mich.) at 4 pm at University Courts.