Foresters grind out 5-4 win over Anderson

HUNTINGTON, Ind. – After spending more than five hours on Klopfenstein Courts Wednesday night, the Huntington women’s tennis team posted a thrilling 5-4 win over Anderson University. With this win, the Foresters even up their record at 2-2 on the season.

Down 2-1 after doubles play, HU rallied back to claim wins at the top three spots in singles action to eventually even things up at 4-4. The non-conference face-off came down to No. 5 singles where freshman Erin Van Kampen played more like a veteran by grinding out a third set tiebreaker for the match win.

The Foresters will have a busy Saturday as they are slated to play at Taylor University at 10:00 a.m. before heading back to campus to take on Cornerstone University at 3:00 p.m.

Singles Recap
1. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) def. Sylvia Schering (AU) 6-1, 6-3
2. Celine Rongos (HU) def. Ashlan Millikan (AU) 6-3, 6-3
3. Constanze Golz (HU) def. Michaela Hammel (AU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Sarah Starshak (AU) def. Kerrie Ecker (HU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
5. Erin Van Kampen (HU) def. Katie Kirkman (AU) 6-4, 6-7, 7-6
6. Julia Furness (AU) def. Amanda Brothers (HU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles Recap
1. Rongos/Bemisderfer (HU) def. Hammel/Millikan (AU) 8-4
2. Schering/Michaela Hurd (AU) def. Ecker/Golz (HU) 9-8
3. Furness/Starshak (AU) def. Brothers/Van Kampen (HU) 8-2
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