Lancers top Foresters 7-2

Fort Wayne, Ind. - The rainy weather didn’t stop the Forester women’s tennis team from going head-to-head with Grace College Thursday afternoon at Pine Ridge Racquet and Fitness Club in Fort Wayne but unfortunately the outcome didn’t favor HU as the Lancers picked up the 7-2 win.

Grace, having one of their best years in recent history, snagged all three wins in doubles play before picking up four more wins in singles action to wrap-up the win. The Foresters’ two wins came at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots where Haley Neiderhiser and Kristen Lahman each dropped their opening set but battled back to capture the second set and tiebreaker to record the come-from-behind victories.

The Foresters (2-7, 1-6) face Saint Francis today at 3:00 p.m. at Wildwood Racquet Club in Fort Wayne for their final MCC regular season match.

Singles Recap:
#1 Haley Neiderhiser (HU) def. Jenessa Jergensen (GC) 5-7, 6-3, 10-6
#2 Andrea Redhair (GC) def. Alek Spasic (HU) 6-2, 7-5
#3 Kristen Lahman (HU) def. Kristin Cassidy (GC) 2-6, 7-5, 11-9
#4 Kelli Hamstra (GC) def. Lauren Sunderman (HU) 6-1, 6-0
#5 Nicole Beguin (GC) def. Megan Adams (HU) 6-0, 6-0
#6 Esther Smith (GC) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 6-0, 6-4

Doubles Recap:
#1 Jergensen/Redhair (GC) def. Neiderhiser/Spasic (HU) 8-4
#2 Hamstra/Cassidy (GC) def. Lahman/Sunderman (HU) 8-2
#3 Beguin/Janelle Hess (GC) def. Jessica Abel/Katie Johnson (HU) 8-6
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 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