Injury-plagued Foresters drop 5-4 decision to Spartans

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - Playing without three players due to injury, the Forester women’s tennis team (6-8) struggled to field a team as they had to forfeit two matches on their way to a 5-4 loss to Manchester University Tuesday afternoon.

Celine Rongos and Ciara Smith made quick of their opponents at the No. 2 spot, cruising to an 8-1 victory over Abby Berry and Megan Buckner to earn HU’s only point in doubles play.

The Foresters’ top three spots in singles action claimed wins with Cassie Kasicki beating Kara Gilley in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5, at #1 singles. Rongos earned the 6-4, 6-4 win at the #2 spot while Morgan Bemisderfer blanked Berry, 6-0, 6-0, at #3 singles.

Huntington’s final match of the fall season is a home contest against Tiffin University Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

Singles Recap
1. Cassie Kasicki (HU) def. Kara Gilley (MU) 6-2, 7-5
2. Celine Rongos (HU) def. Brandy Leeper (MU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) def. Abby Berry (MU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Megan Buckner (MU) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 6-4, 6-1
5. Jillian Bower (MU) def. Macy Phillips (HU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Alaina Beckner (MU) def. HU - Default

Doubles Recap
1. Gilley/Leeper (MU) def. Kasicki/Bemsiderfer (HU) 8-4
2. Rongos/Smith (HU) def. Berry Buckner (MU) 8-1
3. Bower/Beckner (MU) def. HU - Default
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