Tiffin, OH – So far, football, volleyball and soccer have dominated the headlines for Heidelberg athletics this fall. However, as the Heidelberg University women’s tennis team stepped on to the court against Bluffton on Monday, September 24, they would earn their place in the spotlight. The Berg swept the Beavers in single and doubles competition, 9-0.
Junior Deidre Potter (Chillicothe), who was an All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree a season ago, won her single match, 6-0, 6-4. Potter then teamed up with sophomore Katie Strahan (West Chester/Lakota East) in doubles competition. The duo was victorious, 8-1 in their opener. Strahan also took her singles match in two sets, shutting out her Bluffton counterpart, 6-0, 6-0.
Freshman Sophia Fugate (West Chester/Lakota East) convincingly won her first collegiate match, 6-1, 6-0. Fugate, the lone freshman for the Student Princes this fall, joined with sophomore Sara Potts (Clyde), who was victorious in her singles match, 6-1, 6-1, for doubles action. Fugate and Potts took down their opponents, 8-3.
Sophomore Melissa Herrera-Ortiz (Moline, IL) competed in the five slot for the Berg and took the first set of her singles set, 6-0, followed by a 6-1 victory in the second set.
Sophomore Erin Gorrell (Wooster/Triway) scored another two set victory for the Student Princes, winning 6-1, 6-2. Herrera-Ortiz and Gorrell teamed up for the final doubles match of the evening, which they won, 8-2.
The Heidelberg women will return to the court when they travel to Wooster on October 2, 2012. Play is set to begin a 3:30 pm against the Scots. Their match against Wooster will conclude the fall portion of the women’s 2012-2013 season.