***Match moved to Paramount Club in Medina, Ohio at 2 p.m.
TIFFIN, Ohio—The Heidelberg University women’s tennis team will close the regular season Saturday when it faces John Carroll University in an Ohio Athletic Conference match in University Heights, Ohio.
Heidelberg (5-9, 3-4 OAC) is coming off a 6-0 loss Wednesday to Otterbein University in a rain-suspended match.
Freshman Katie Strahan (West Chester/Lakota East) leads the team in singles play with an 8-5 overall and 4-2 OAC record. Senior Kayla Gerber (Clyde) and sophomore Deidre Potter (Chillicothe) have posted the team’s best doubles record at 7-7 overall and 3-4 in the OAC.
JCU (10-3, 5-1 OAC) has won five straight matches heading into today’s match with Marietta College. Tracy Gibson and Cassie Simmelink lead the Blue Streaks in singles play. Gibson is 7-3 overall and 2-1 in the OAC, while Simmelink is 9-4 overall and 4-2 in the OAC. Maria Ciccolini and Simmelink own a team-best 7-3 overall doubles record and are 3-1 in league play.
Following Saturday’s match, Heidelberg play in the first round (quarterfinals) of the 2012 OAC Women’s Tennis Tournament on May 1. The eight-team bracket will be held on campus sites on May 1 before moving to the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason for the semifinals and finals rounds.