Women’s Tennis Hosts Heidelberg In OAC Quarterfinal Match Wednesday
The number three seed Mount Union women's tennis team hosts the number six seed Heidelberg in an Ohio Athletic quarterfinal match Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Whitehill Tennis Courts in Alliance, Ohio.
The winner of Wednesday's match will face the winner of the number two seed Otterbein and the number seven seed Marietta.
Scouting Mount Union
The Purple Raiders enter Tuesday's match with a 13-5 overall record and earned the number three seed in this year's OAC tournament with a 7-2 record in conference play. The Raiders enters postseason play on a four match win streak and have won six of their last seven matches with the only loss in the stretch coming against the number one seed Ohio Northern.
The pairing of Olivier and Taylor Dowling (Canton/Massillon Jackson) lead the team with a 6-2 doubles record and Dowling and Mandy Wise (North Canton/Hoover) lead the Raiders with a 5-1 conference doubles record.
The Student Princes enter Tuesday's match with an overall record of 4-11 and earned the number six seed in this year's OAC tournament with a 3-6 record in league play. The Berg enters postseason play having lost its last five matches.
Sofey Fugate leads the Berg with a 10-5 singles record and a 4-4 record in the OAC.
The pairing of Fugate and Katie Strahan lead the Student Princes with a 7-6 doubles record and a 5-3 record in league play.
Mount Union defeated Heidelberg 8-1 in their matchup earlier this season in Alliance, Ohio.
OAC Tournament History
The Raiders and the Student Princes are looking for their first OAC tournament title.
2013 OAC Women's Tennis Tournament
The top eight teams during the OAC regular season qualify for the OAC Tournament with the top four seeds hosting first round matches. Ohio Northern (23-4, 9-0 OAC) enters as top seed after claiming the regular season championship.
The OAC Tournament Final Four is played at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, which is home to professional tennis' Western & Southern Open. The stat-of-the-art facility has 10 courts and a main center court that has been the site of numerous professional and amateur championship events.