By Tyler Doran
ADA — The Ohio Northern women's tennis team claimed the top spot in the Ohio Athletic Conference following a 6-3 win over league opponent Baldwin-Wallace College, Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.
The Polar Bears are currently riding a nine-game winning streak and improve to 16-5 overall and 6-0 in OAC action. The Yellow Jackets fall to 11-7 overall and 4-1 in the OAC, tying them with Otterbein for the second place spot in the conference.
All three doubles matches were won by ONU led by the No. 1 doubles pair of freshmen Michelle Tuma and Carly Olmstead with a 9-8 win over senior Caitlyn Pecinovsky and sophomore Rebecca Mittler.
No. 2 doubles was won 8-1 by ONU freshmen Emily Mueller and Lauren Rife over seniors Emily Pelosi and Katy Marshall.
Sophomore Christie Gales and freshman Kelsi Wurm did their part with an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles against the Yellow Jacket pair of junior Safaa Hajji and freshman Morgan Baker.
Mueller won her No. 3 singles match 6-1, 6-1 against Mittler to move her to a 20-5 singles record this season.
No. 4 singles was won by Gales 7-6, 6-0 over Pelosi, moving Gales to 8-3 overall at the singles spot.
The No. 6 singles match was won by ONU's Rife 6-1, 6-7, 10-6 over B-W's Baker.
The Polar Bears will return to action this Tuesday as they host OAC opponent Otterbein at 3:30 p.m. at University Courts.