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Do Thai named OAC men's tennis player of the week

By Andrew Korba

Junior Do Thai has been named OAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the week of March 11.

Thai posted a 7-1 record last week as the Polar Bears (3-4) went 3-1 on their spring trip in Orlando, Fla.

On Tuesday against Wartburg (Iowa), Thai won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles and 9-7 at No. 2 doubles.

Against Wabash (Ind.) on Wednesday, Thai teamed with junior Josh Saunders to win the clinching match at No. 2 doubles by a 9-7 score. He also won 2-6, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.

Men's tennis falls to regionally ranked Coe (Iowa) 5-4

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern men's tennis team dropped a tough 5-4 contest to regionally ranked Coe (Iowa) on Thursday afternoon in Orlando, Florida.

The Polar Bears fall to 2-4, while the Kohawks stay perfect on the season at 16-0.

In doubles play, freshman John Mostowy and sophomore Sam Prewitt scored a tight 9-8(5) victory at No. 3 doubles to get ONU on the board.

In singles, the Polar Bears got two three set victories.

Junior Do Thai scored a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles and junior Blake Troller won 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 singles.

Mostowy picked up a solid 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles.

Men's tennis tops Wabash (Ind.) 5-4

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern men's tennis team picked up a 5-4 victory over Wabash (Ind.) on Wednesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears improve to 2-3 on the season, while the Little Giants fall to 7-6.

ONU won two of the three doubles matches to grab a 2-1 lead.

Juniors Josh Saunders and Do Thai won 9-7 at No. 2 doubles and freshman John Mostowy and sophomore Sam Prewitt posted a 8-6 victory at No. 3 doubles.

In singles play, Mostowy won 7-5, 6-1 at No. 5 singles and senior Joey Frank was victorious by a 6-3, 7-5 score at No 1 singles.

Women's tennis tops Biola (Calif.) 9-0, falls to Whittier (Calif.) 6-3

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern women's tennis team concluded its spring trip with a 9-0 victory over Biola (Calif.), but fell to regionally ranked Whittier (Calif.) on Tuesday.

The Polar Bears are now 9-2 on the season. Biola fell to 1-9 and Whittier improved to 4-1.

Against Biola, ONU picked up at 8-6 victory at No. 1 doubles by senior Michelle Tuma and freshman Rachael Miller.

Sophomores Kristin Cellentani and Brittany Miller won 8-2 at No. 2 doubles and juniors Carly Olmstead and Lauren Rife were victorious by a 8-4 score at No. 3 doubles.

Steinbrunner and Weaver named USTFCCCA 2012 Division III women’s cross country all-academic honorees

By Andrew Korba

Senior's Alison Steinbrunner and Lydia Weaver were named 2012 Division III Women's Cross Country All-Academic honorees by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

To be eligible for this honor, a runner must have a GPA of at least 3.30 in the most recent semester and finish in the top 35 of the NCAA Regional Championships.

In addition, both the Ohio Northern men's and women's cross country teams were named as an All-Academic team.

A team must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.10 to be eligible for the award.

Alison Steinbrunner and Vicki Moga qualify for NCAA III indoor track & field championships

By Andrew Korba

Seniors Alison Steinbrunner and Vicki Moga have qualified for the NCAA III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Naperville, Illinois.

Competition is on Friday and Saturday.

Steinbrunner has posted the fifth fastest time in the nation this season in the 5,000 run and will compete at 3:45 pm CST on Saturday.

She was an All-American last season in 5,000 run where she finished fourth, earning All-America status.

Moga will take part in the high jump on Saturday at 11 am CST.

Moga has cleared 1.69 meters this season, which is currently tied for fourth in the country.