HU tennis evens up overall record to 6-6 over weekend

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The HU women’s tennis team evened up their overall record to 6-6 with a pair of non-conference wins over the weekend.

Against Earlham College on Friday, Huntington dominated play to sweep the Quakers 9-0. The visiting Foresters gave up only 15 sets on the day to make quick work of Earlham.

Less than 24 hours later, HU returned to the friendly confines of Klopfenstein Courts where they handed Hanover College its third loss of the season with a 6-3 win over the Panthers.

The Foresters took a quick 2-1 lead in doubles before claiming victories at four of the top five spots in singles action to cruise to their second win in as many days.

With these two wins, HU enters the Crossroads League on a high note as the No. 6 seed. The Foresters finished with a 3-5 league record and will travel to No. 3 Taylor University on Tuesday for opening round play at 4:00 p.m.

Singles Recap
1. Cassie Kasicki (HU) def. Claire Welsh (EC) 6-1, 6-1
2. Celine Rongos (HU) def. Jessica Childs (EC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) def. Vesta Davis (EC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Katie Johnson (HU) def. Jordyn Grimes (EC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Jessica Abel (HU) def. Annie Foley (EC) 7-5, 6-4
6. Ciara Smith (HU) def. Gabrielle Williams (EC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Recap
1. Kasicki/Bemisderfer (HU) def. Welsh/Childs (EC) 8-1
2. Rongos/Johnson (HU) def. Foley/Davis (EC) 8-0
3. Abel/Stacie Cressman (HU) def. Grimes/Williams (EC) 8-0

Singles Recap
1. Celine Rongos (HU) def. Mackenzie Spicer (HC) 6-2, 6-0
2. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) def. Mallory Noble (HC) 7-5, 6-0
3. Allison Poston (HC) def. Katie Johnson (HU) 7-5, 6-1
4. Jessica Abel (HU) def. Kalynne Miller (HC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Ciara Smith (HU) def. Shelby Williamson (HC) 6-3, 6-4
6. Kathleen Brinegar (HC) def. Stacie Cressman (HU) retired

Doubles Recap
1. Rongos/Bemisderfer (HU) def. Spicer/Dani Miller (HC) 8-1
2. Poston/Noble (HC) def. Johnson/Abel (HU) 8-2
3. Smith/Cressman (HU) def. Molly Miller/Emily Miller (HC) 8-4
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 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