Athlete of the Week

Heidi Romer won both her singles and doubles matches against Ball State Saturday to help the Falcons top the Cardinals 4-3. Romer was the last Falcon left on the court with the score tied 3-3, she found herself in the decisive singles match for the second week in a row.

Last week Romer gave the Falcons the final victory they needed to defeat Miami 4-3.

Romer played in the sixth flight for the sixth flight for the Falcons in both deciding matches.

Saturday she defeated BSU’s Alyce Zollman in a third set marathon match.

Romer dropped the opening set in a tiebreaker, but rallied back for a 6-2 win in the second set. In the final set, she took a 4-1 commanding lead only to see Zollman tie it up at 4-4. However, Romer did not give up and proceeded to win the next two games for 6-4 victory.

Romer also competed with Andrew Meister at the No. 3 doubles position to give the Falcons their only doubles victory. The pair defeated the Cardinals’ Zollman and Kara Sullivan 8-6. The Falcons take on Akron and Buffalo at home this weekend.