Women’s Tennis Season Ends With Loss To Otterbein In OAC Tournament Semifinals

Junior Megan Czuchra
Junior Megan Czuchra

MASON, Ohio  - - The number three seed Mount Union women's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 5-3 loss to the number two seed Otterbein in an Ohio Athletic Conference tournament semifinal Friday afternoon at the Lindner Tennis Center.

With the victory, Otterbein improves to 18-4 while Mount Union ends its season with a 14-6 record. 

Megan Czuchra (Mantua/Crestwood) recorded two of the Raiders three points in the match. Czuchra defeated Alana Cheplowitz  6-4, 6-3 in the number three singles match and was paired with Lauren Olivier (Chagrin Falls/Walsh Jesuit) as they defeated Emma Krummel and Adrian Leatherwood 9-7 in the number two doubles match. 

Mandy Wise (North Canton/Hoover) and Taylor Dowling (Canton/Massillon Jackson) recorded a third point in the number three doubles match as they defeated Emily Harper and Kelsey Leachko 8-4. 

Otterbein advances to the championship match tomorrow at 2:00 pm where it will face the number one seed Ohio Northern.  

Tennis Match Results
Mount Union vs Otterbein
May 03, 2013 at Mason, Ohio
Otterbein 5, Mount Union 3
Singles competition:
1. Julie Stroyne (OTT) def. MacKenzie Jenkins (MTU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Samantha Kruger (OTT) def. Mandy Wise (MTU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Megan Czuchra (MTU) def. Alana Cheplowitz (OTT) 6-4, 6-3
4. Emma Krummel (OTT) vs. Taylor Dowling (MTU) 3-6, 6-0, 4-1, unfinished
5. Adrian Leatherwood (OTT) def. Megan Reichert (MTU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
6. Kelsey Leachko (OTT) def. Lauren Olivier (MTU) 6-1, 6-4
Doubles competition:
1. Julie Stroyne/Samantha Kruger (OTT) def. MacKenzie Jenkins/Megan Reichert (MTU) 8-2
2. Megan Czuchra/Lauren Olivier (MTU) def. Emma Krummel/Adrian Leatherwood (OTT) 9-7
3. Taylor Dowling/Mandy Wise (MTU) def. Emily Harper/Kelsey Leachko (OTT) 8-4
Otterbein 18-4
Mount Union 14-6
T-2:45  A-70  
Otterbein advances to the OAC Tournament Championship on Saturday at 2 pm