Bonamer, Gales stay perfect in OAC at No. 1 doubles, but Otterbein tops Women's Tennis 8-1

By Ellen Keough

WESTERVILLE – The Ohio Northern women's tennis team fell to league leading Otterbein 8-1 Tuesday afternoon at the Richard A. Sanders Tennis Center.

The Polar Bears are now 6-9 overall and 3-3 in Ohio Athletic Conference action, while the Cardinals are 15-3 overall and move to 7-0 in OAC competition.

Freshmen duo of Ashley Bonamer and Christie Gales snagged a hard fought 9-8 (7-5) win at the No. 1 doubles spot over Otterbein's Brittany Rings and Cheryl Thinnes, pulling Northern within 2-1 after the doubles action.

The pair remains undefeated in OAC doubles play holding a record of 6-0 and 11-2 overall for the 2010 season.

Otterbein put the match away by winning all six singles matches.

The Polar Bears will again be in action on April 24 when they take on Muskingum at 1 pm at the University Courts.