The Foresters swept doubles and took four of the six singles matches to upend Grace College 7-2. However, the match wasn’t as lopsided as the score indicates. After sweeping doubles, the Foresters struggled in singles pulling out three three-setters and one long two-setter to take home the victory.
Raelyn Althoff, Kendra Ganz and Jessica Deter were double winners on the day. Althoff and Stephanie Strong paired for the 8-3 win at #1 doubles and Althoff won a three-setter 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 at #2 singles.
Ganz and Deter won 8-2 at #2 doubles, then Ganz held on for the 6-3, 0-6, 7-6 victory at #3 singles and Deter went 7-5, 6-4 for the win at #4.
Other winners included Katie Sprunger and Liz Hull teaming for the 8-6 win at #3 doubles and Erica Abel outlasting her opponent 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 at #6 singles.
“I thought we really handled the pressure well today," said Coach Turner. "We could have very easily lost this match. Had we not won the three-setters, Grace would have won the match. Hopefully, this will help us in future matches.”
The win gives HU a 6-2 record overall and a 3-1 mark in conference play.