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June 26, 2017

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Women's tennis wins again with help from Ada's Mackenzie Wills

LIMA -- The Ohio Northern women's tennis team ran its winning streak to five matches with a 9-0 victory over Wittenberg Sunday night indoors at the Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 13-2 overall, while the Tigers fall to 5-9.

Northern swept the doubles matches to take a quick 3-0 lead.

Junior Lynn Kelly (Mason) and sophomore Ashley Ochsenhirt (Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian) won 8-1 at No. 1 and seniors Christina Corbean(Dayton/Oakwood) and Brittany Toney(Greenwood, Ind.) won 8-2 at No. 2.

Freshmen Ola Latala (Grosse Ile, Mich.) and Mackenzie Wills (Ada) led 7-4 at No. 3 doubles only to see the Tigers storm back to take an 8-7 lead.

ONU held serve to tie the match at 8-all, then swept the tiebreaker 7-0 to win the match 9-8.

Corbean gave Ohio Northern a 4-0 lead with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 3 singles and Ochsenhirt clinched the match for ONU with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles.

Wills won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 singles, freshman Katherine Curry (Oxford/Talawanda) won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 singles, freshman Kaleigh Cummins (Springfield/Northeastern) won 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 at No. 4 singles and Latala won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles to wrap up the match.

The Polar Bears will return to action April 1 when they host John Carroll in their Ohio Athletic Conference opener