HU women's tennis opens season with 9-0 win

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2012-08-30
BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Forester women’s tennis team came screaming out of the gates Thursday afternoon with a 9-0 win at Bluffton University to open up their 2012 fall season.

After giving up a mere two sets in all three doubles matches, HU stormed through singles play, winning in straight sets at all six spots for the shutout. Senior Aleksandra Spasic and freshman Cassandra Kasicki teamed up at #1 doubles to skate to an 8-0 win to set the tone as the Foresters gave up a total of only 15 sets the rest of the way.

"It's always good to get a win on the road and when that win is also the first match of the season it sets a positive attitude for the team,” said Coach Ferguson. “Outstanding first college match wins for freshmen Cassie Kasicki and Madison Johnson."

Huntington (1-0) is back on the courts this morning to face Cornerstone University at 10:00 a.m.

Singles Recap
#1 Aleksandra Spasic (HU) def. Caitlin Nearhood (BU) 6-1, 6-1
#2 Cassandra Kasicki (HU) def. Melissa Hostetler (BU) 6-1, 6-0
#3 Jessica Abel (HU) def. Ashley Jones (BU) 6-4, 6-1
#4 Katie Johnson (HU) def. Alex Fox (BU) 6-1, 6-4
#5 Ciara Smith (HU) def. Tyler Jennings (BU) 6-0, 6-0
#6 Madison Johnson (HU) def. Marissa Radigan (BU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Recap
#1 Spasic/Kasicki (HU) def. Nearhood/Hostetlera (BU) 8-0
#2 Abel/Johnson (HU) def. Jones/Jennings (BU) 8-2
#3 Smith/Johnson (HU) def. Fox/Radigan (BU) 8-0 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 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. 
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