TOWSON, Md. – Seniors Leigh Oehrig (Woodbine, Md.) and Midori Fujitani (Tokyo, Japan) have been named the Goucher College Athletes of the Week following a weekend laden with Landmark Conference matches.
Oehrig went 4-2 overall and 3-0 in singles play over the course of the week, more than doubling her singles wins in 2017. Though the Gophers were unable to secure a win this week, Oehrig was able to anchor the team, giving them the opportunity to take home a victory in any of the matches.
Her week began with a 1-1 record against York (Pa.) where she fell in doubles. However, she rebounded in singles play to take down McKenzie Krout 6-2, 7-6 (7-3). It was a similar occurrence on Saturday when the senior from Woodbine, Md. paired with fellow veteran Alice Goldstein-Plesser (Durham, N.C.) for a 2-8 loss to Landmark opponents Julia Frattaroli and Natashia DeNunzio. Oehrig returned to pull out a marathon match over Emily Machado 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (11-9).
On Sunday Leigh and Alice took home an 8-4 lead at No. 1 doubles over Drew’s Ashley Carmel and Ty Ty Witten. Oehrig then went on to secure an undefeated singles week with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) win over Jessica Cheng at No. 3 singles.
Leigh and the Gophers return to the court on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Huntington, Pa. to take on Landmark rival, Juniata College at 1 p.m.
Midori is celebrating a massive milestone at Goucher, having won his 100th total match for the Blue & Gold against Drew on Sunday. The Tokyo, Japan native toppled Bryce Weizer at No. 6 singles not only to reach the milestone but to secure the win over the Rangers, 5-4.
In the second leg of the Sunday doubleheader, Fujitani went on to get his 101st win as well over Stevenson’s Douglas Vaughn at No. 3 singles and securing his 10th consecutive win in singles play.
Fujitani currently sits second all-time in singles wins at Goucher College while holding the team doubles win record with teammate Jack Hodges (London, England). He is also third in career singles wins in the Landmark Conference.
Midori and the Goucher men’s tennis team are in full conference swing as they travel to take on Juniata College on Saturday at 1 p.m. The matchup is a repeat of the 2016 Landmark Conference championships where the Gophers took home their first ever title, 5-2, over the Eagles.