GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - It was a strong showing for the HU women’s tennis squad as sophomore Cassie Kasicki and freshman Morgan Bemisderfer teamed up at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regional Tournament hosted by Davenport University September 12-14 to win the consolation bracket.
After suffering an 8-4 loss in the opening round to IWU’s D’Aniello/Marizzi, the Huntington duo went on to win three straight matches. The HU combo made easy work of Green/Hurth of Aquinas before knocking out HU teammates Celine Rongos and Katie Johnson in the semifinals. They went on to dispose of Marian’s Potter/Potter 8-4 for the consolation title.
Rongos and Johnson also had a good run in the tournament. After losing an 8-5 battle to IWU’s Wilson/Mella, the pair bounced but bounced back to blank Gnagy/Inserra of Taylor 8-0 before meeting face-to-face with their HU teammates.
In singles action, 15th-seeded Kasicki opened up play with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Marian’s Sarah Potter to advance to the second round where she defeated Courtney Siepmen of IWU 6-2, 6-3 before being denied a spot in the semifinals by #2-seeded and nationally ranked Lauren Ramey of Aquinas who claimed a 6-1, 6-2 win over Kasicki.
Rongos also competed in the singles bracket but dropped her first two matches to bring a quick end to her run in singles play.
Huntington hosts Spring Arbor Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.