HU edges Marian

The Foresters (5-2, 3-1) started with two doubles wins and then came through with three singles victories to edge Marian College 5-4.
Stephanie Strong and Raelyn Althoff teamed for the easy 8-2 win at #1 doubles, but Haley Neiderhiser and Joni Holsem had to claw their way to the 9-8 win at #2. "We didn't know how big winning our #2 doubles' match would be," said Coach Turner

Playing indoors and having only three courts available, Kristen Lahman (#4), Erica Abel (#6) and Stephanie Strong (#1) were the first to play their singles' matches. With Lahman and Abel losing, it was up to Strong to pick up the first singles' win. However, Strong went down with an ankle injury and had to default.

That left the match in the hands of Neiderhiser (2), Althoff (#3) and Liz Hull (#5). Neiderhiser (6-1, 6-4) and Althoff (6-2, 6-4) picked up their wins, leaving Hull the remaining player on the court. Hull came through in a tough three-setter, winning 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to give HU the victory.

"I am really proud of both teams," said Coach Turner. "This is the first time both our teams have beaten Marian on the same day. We really came through when it counted."


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