Cougars squeak out 5-4 win over HU

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - It came down to the wire with the Cougars of Saint Francis outlasting the HU women’s tennis team 5-4 Saturday morning in a conference showdown at Swinney Park.

Playing with only a partial roster that forced a win by default for USF at the No. 6 singles spot, the Foresters still managed to keep things close by picking up a pair of wins in doubles action and two more at the top two spots in singles play before surrendering their first conference loss.

Huntington (1-2, 1-1) hosts Anderson University on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Singles Recap
1. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) def. Brittany Barger (USF) 6-1, 6-0
2. Constanze Golz (HU) def. Grace Heise (USF) 6-0, 6-0
3. Rebecca Faber (USF) def. Kerrie Ecker (HU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Shelby Richardson (USF) def. Erin Van Kampen (HU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
5. Courtney Witte (USF) def. Amanda Brothers (HU) 7-5, 7-5
6. Sydney Ford (USF) won by default

Doubles Recap
1. Celine Rongos/Bemisderfer (HU) def. Faber/Barger (USF) 8-0
2. Ecker/Golz (HU) def. Heise/Richardson (USF) 8-3
3. Witte/Ford (USF) def. Brothers/Van Kampen (HU) 8-4
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 222 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director