Friday, May 6, 2016, 1 pm - Lindner Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio
Friday's Match: The Polar Bears are the No. 2 seed in this week's OAC Tournament ... Northern has reached the semifinals of the OAC Tournament in 13 of the 14 seasons of the Tournament's existence, winning the title in 2015, 13, 12, 09, 05 and 02 ... Northern is a perfect 13-0 in OAC Tournament semifinal matches ... The Polar Bears are 22-6 all-time in matches played at the Lindner Family Tennis Center ... ONU advanced to the semifinals with a 5-0 quarterfinal victory over Marietta on Tuesday at the University Courts ... Sophomore Kirsten Adamson and senior Meghan Letizia each posted a pair of victories to lead Ohio Northern ... Adamson and senior Elise Smith won 8-0 at No. 3 doubles, Letizia and junior Brittany Toney won 8-0 at No. 2 doubles and senior Taryn Stromback and sophomore Lynn Kelly won 8-1 at No. 1 doubles. ... Thus far this season, Letizia and Stromback leads the team with 17 and 16 singles wins, respectively ... Junior Brittany Toney has a team-best 20 doubles wins and Letizia has a team-high 36 overall wins ... Letizia increased her ONU record-breaking win totals in singles (83) doubles (89) and overall (172) ... Stromback ranks 9th all-time at ONU with 62 singles wins, is 3rd with 83 doubles wins and is 5th with 144 wins overall ... The semifinals and finals of the OAC Tournament are Friday and Saturday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, O. ... Northern edged Otterbein 5-4 in the regular season last Friday, with sophomore Lynn Kelly winning at No. 1 singles to clinch the victory for the Polar Bears ... The Cardinals are the No. 3 seed in this week's OAC Tournament ... They are making their seventh consecutive semifinals appearance ... OU advanced with a 5-0 victory over 6th-seeded Heidelberg on Tuesday ... Adrien Leatherwood leads OU with 19 singles wins, 16 doubles wins and 35 victories overall.
Series Records: ONU leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 26-16 margin ... Ohio Northern has won 3 straight in the series, including a 5-4 decision on April 29 in Ada.
Head Coach Scott Wills: Wills is in his 15th season as head coach of the Polar Bears ... He is the winningest coach in ONU women's tennis history with a 307-79 (.795) record ... Wills has also been named OAC Coach of the Year five times, most recently in 2015.