By Tim Glon
CHICAGO, Ill. — Ohio Northern posted a 5-0 victory over Edgewood (Wis.) in the first round of the NCAA III Women's Tennis Tournament Friday afternoon at the University of Chicago's Stagg Courts.
The Polar Bears improve to 27-4, while the Eagles end their season with an 18-12 record.
Ohio Northern will now face No. 8-ranked Chicago on Saturday at 2 pm in the second round.
Northern took a 3-0 advantage by sweeping the doubles matches.
The No. 2 doubles match was a thriller, as Northern rallied twice to win 9-7.
"I am very proud of the way we played today," ONU head coach Scott Wills said. "The weather was challenging today, but we did a good job of playing through it. The win at No. 2 doubles was a turning point in the match. I thought we were able to relax and just play after that.
"Edgewood was a good team. Any NCAA Tournament win is an accomplishment. Now we need to get ready for a top-10 opponent tomorrow."
Olmstead put Ohio Northern up 4-0 with a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 6 singles.
Stromback wrapped up the match with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles.Tuma, freshman Christina Corbean, Letizia and Brittany Miller all ahead one set to none in their respective singles matches with the contest was ended.