Trojans dominate HU in league opener

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - After opening up the season with two wins, the Forester women's tennis team met their match Tuesday afternoon as they dropped an 8-1 decision to conference foe Taylor University.

Alek Spasic teamed up with Cassie Kasicki to give Taylor's No. 1 doubles all they could handle but eventually succumbed to Kelsey Meyers and Cassie Fleming 8-6. The tandem of Jessica Abel and Katie Johnson also had a strong outing at the #2 spot in doubles play but came up short 8-6.

Things didn't get any easier for HU as its No. 3 doubles had to default due to injury forcing the Foresters to shuffle the bottom half of its singles line-up and give Taylor an early 3-0 lead heading into the final six matches. Kasicki was the only Forester to claim a win on the day as she overpowered Kim Henke 6-4, 6-4.

The Foresters (2-1, 0-1) will look to get back on track Friday when they host the University of Saint Francis at 4:00 p.m.

Singles Recap
#1 Kelsey Meyers (TU) def. Aleksandra Spasic (HU) 6-4, 6-3 (3)
#2 Cassie Kasicki (HU) def. Kim Henke (TU) 6-4, 6-4
#3 Cassie Fleming (TU) def. Jessica Abel (HU) 6-0, 6-1
#4 Kelsey Chow (TU) def. Katie Johnson (HU) 6-1, 6-4
#5 Tara Gnagy (TU) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 6-3, 6-0
#6 Rachel Zandee (TU) def. Madison Johnson (HU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles Recap
#1 Meyers/Fleming (TU) def. Spasic/Kasicki (HU) 8-6
#2 Henke/Rachel Kammer (TU) def.Abel/Johnson (HU) 8-6
#3 Insora/Welch (TU) def. Cressman/Smith (HU) Default 
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. 


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director