Men's Tennis: Ohio Northern (13-8 Overall) at OAC Championships Semifinals/Finals

Men's Tennis: Ohio Northern (13-8 Overall) at OAC Championships Semifinals/Finals

Friday, May 3, 2019, 1 p.m. — v Otterbein, Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10 a.m. — v JCU/MtU, Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio

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This Weekend's Championships: The third-seeded Ohio Northern men's tennis team will face second-seeded Otterbein in the OAC Tournament Semifinals at the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio Friday at 1 pm ... The ONU-OU winner will advance to the finals on Saturday at 10 am against either top-seeded John Carroll or fourth-seeded Mount Union ... Northern is making its 18th consecutive appearance in the OAC Tournament, having won the title on 6 occasions under current format, which began in 2002 ... ONU advanced to the semifinals with a 5-0 victory over sixth-seeded Marietta on Tuesday at the Westwood Tennis Center in Lima ... Freshman Noah Elliott leads the team with 19 singles victories and 34 overall wins ... Sophomore Vinh Thai ranks second on the team with 16 singles wins and 29 wins overall ... Freshman Zach Beaschler sits third on the team with 28 overall victories and is tied for second with 15 doubles wins ... Sophomore Hoang Do leads the team with 16 victories in doubles action this season ... Otterbein edged Ohio Northern 5-4 in the regular season on April 24 ... OU won Nos. 2-3 doubles and Nos. 4-6 singles ... The second-seeded Cardinals received a quarterfinal round bye with a 6-1 league record ... Riley Yost leads OU with a perfect 18-0 record, which includes a 17-0 record at No. 6 singles ... Derek Kreiger and Tom Ohler are second with 16 singles wins each ... Kreiger and Tyler Wharton each have 15 doubles wins.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Singles Wins       Doubles Wins       Overall Wins  
1. Elliott 19-5   1. Do 16-4   1. Elliott 34-12
2. Thai 16-4   2. Elliott 15-7   2. Thai 29-13
  Cochran 16-9     Beaschler 15-6   3. Beaschler 28-16

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with Otterbein by a 37-10 record ... OU won the regular season match 5-4 in Ada on April 24 ... ONU's leads the series with John Carroll 25-12 and Mount Union 26-10.

Head Coach Mike Bonnell: Bonnell is in his third season as head coach of the Polar Bears with a 39-28 record, a .582 winning percentage ... He is 225-119 in 17 seasons overall for a .654 winning percentage.