Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, Noon / 2:30 pm - Dix Tennis Facility, Defiance, Ohio
Wednesday's Tri-Match: The Ohio Northern women's tennis team will begin its 44th varsity season on Wednesday with a tri-match at Defiance with Concordia (Mich.) ... ONU and DC will start things off at Noon, floowed by ONU and CU at 2:30 pm and DC v CU at 5 pm ... Senior 3-time All-OAC honoree Lynn Kelly (Mason), junior 1st Team All-OAC award winner Ashley Ochsenhirt (Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian) and sophomore 2nd Team All-Conference honoree Ola Latala lead the list of seven returning letterwinners from last year's squad ... Ochsenhirt led ONU with a 23-4 singles record, including a 15-2 mark at No. 1 singles ... She was also 23-4 in doubles and a team-best 46-8 overall ... Sophomore Mackenzie Wills and Latala were second with 20 singles wins each ... Wills was 20-10 in doubles and 40-16 overall and Latala was 19-2 in doubles and 39-9 overall last year.
Returning Statistical Leaders (2016-17 Stats):
Series Notes: ONU leads the all-time series between Defiance by an 18-0 margin and with Concordia by a 2-0 margin ... Last season, ONU defeated DC 9-0 and CU 8-1.
Head Coach Scott Wills: Wills is in his 16th season as head coach of the Polar Bears ... He is the winningest coach in ONU women's tennis history with a 329-85 record, a winning percentage of .795 ... Wills has also been named OAC Coach of the Year five times, most recently in 2015.