HU tennis picks up a pair of conference wins

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The HU women’s tennis team had an impressive weekend, picking up conference wins over Bethel and Goshen to improve to 3-1 in league play, 3-2 overall.

On Friday against the Pilots, the Foresters swept doubles and then notched wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in singles action to hang on for a slim 5-4 win at Bethel.

Huntington had a little easier time of it on Saturday when they dominated Goshen 7-2 at Klopfenstein Courts. The Foresters once again swept doubles before recording four more wins in singles to cruise to the win.

"I was expecting our ladies to be a bit tired for the match with Goshen due to the fact that we had a long tough match the day before at Bethel,” said Coach Ferguson. “But the team came out and played a very solid match at all positions."

Next up for the Foresters is a trip to Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday to face the Wildcats at 4:00 p.m.

Singles Recap
#1 Cassie Kasicki (HU) def. Molly O’Grady (BC) 6-2, 1-0 (retired)
#2 Celine Rongos (HU) def. Bethany Blodgett (BC) 6-2, 6-7, 6-4
#3 Stephani Sterrett (BC) def. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) 6-2 1-0 (retired)
#4 Melissa Ramer (BC) def. Katie Johnson (HU) 6-0, 6-0
#5 Samantha Lukas (BC) def. Jessica Abel (HU) 3-6, 6-0, 7-5
#6 Taryn Johnson (BC) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles Recap
#1 Kasicki/Bemisderfer (HU) def. O’Grady/Blodgett (BC) 8-2
#2 Johnson/Rongos (HU) def. Sterrett/Ramer (BC) 8-4
#3 Smith/Stacie Cressman (HU) def. Lukas/Kelsey Stichter (BC) 8-5

Singles Recap
#1 Cassie Kasicki (HU) def. Anika Baumgartner 6-0, 4-6, 10-6
#2 Celine Rongos (HU) def. Noemi Slavador 6-2, 6-1
#3 Maddie Ruth (GC) def. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) 5-0 (default)
#4 Katie Johnson (HU) def. Mikayla Adamski (GC) 6-3, 6-1
#5 Maria Thomas (GC) def. Jessica Abel (HU) 7-6, 2-6, 10-7
#6 Stacie Cressman (HU) def. Corine Alvarez (GC) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles Recap
#1 Kasicki/Bemisderfer (HU) def. Baumgartner/Thomas (GC) 8-3
#2 Rongos/Johnson (HU) def. Salvador/Alvarez (GC) 8-3
#3 Abel/Cressman (HU) def. Ruth/Adamski (GC) 8-2
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