Seniors’ grand finale

The BGSU tennis team looks to end a five game losing streak, while sending their senior co-captains out with a bang. The Falcons (13-9, 2-5) host Northern Illinois University (4-16, 0-6) at 1 p.m at Keefe Court in their final regular season home game today.

BG’s two lone seniors, Andrea Meister and Heidi Romer, will be playing in their final home match. The duo has combined to win a total of 236 matches over their respective careers.

Meister currently sits in ninth place on the career doubles win list for the Falcons. Meister never realized the mark she would leave on the BG tennis program when she was just a “little freshman.”

“I never really thought I would climb that high as an individual,” Meister said. Neither did Romer.

Romer is coming to the end of history’s trail, and with a few more wins will put the high score up. She already holds the school record for consecutive wins in singles play at 13, and is second all-time in singles wins at BG with 78. With Romer’s next victory she will tie the school record.

“I don’t think I ever imagined this,” Romer said. “I had no idea I was even close.”

Meister said its hard knowing that this will be her final match on Keefe Courts. “It’s sad knowing I will never play a real match on these courts again.”

BG would like to swing the momentum back in their favor before the start of the Mid-American Conference tournament. The Falcons can secure a seventh place finish in the MAC with a win over the conference’s only winless team NIU.

“We had a team meeting earlier this week and revisited some of our goals,” Romer said. “Everything was really positive this week during practice.”

Even though the Falcons have struggled as of late, Romer said the team’s goal has remained the same.

“Our goal is to make the finals of the MAC tournament.”