Women’s tennis – Ottmann sisters get swept in Ojai Invitational matches

Mike Gravitz

Ashley and Anna Ottmann never found their rhythm at the Ojai Invitational tennis tournament this weekend, despite winning the Western State Conference doubles tournament last week.

The 107-year-old, seven-round tournament featured around 80 to 100 teams.

The sisters were eliminated in doubles play in round 16 (5-7, 6-4, 6-4) by a pair from Saddleback College.

“Ojai was a disappointment,” said head coach Louella Parsons-Wohglemuth. “They just didn’t play their best tennis.”

Parsons-Wohglemuth said the sisters served well, but lost the match because of repeated volleys that went into the net.

In singles play, Anna Ottmann lost in round 32 (6-3, 7-5), while Ashley Ottmann lost in round 16 (6-0, 6-0).

The sisters will have a chance to redeem themselves against the same team that beat them this week at the Southern California Regional Tournament.

-Mike Gravitz