Forester tennis splits over weekend

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2013-09-21
RICHMOND, Ind. - The Huntington women’s tennis split a pair of matches over the weekend, dropping a 6-3 decision to Marian University on Friday before bouncing back with a lopsided 7-2 win over IU East on Saturday.

Against the Knights, HU’s only doubles win came at the No. 1 spot where Cassie Kasicki teamed up with Morgan Bemisderfer at register an 8-5 win over Marian’s Brittney Horlacher and Hannah Knust.

Bemisderfer went on to earn another point for her team at #3 singles where she claimed a 6-3 first set before Sarah Dotter bowed out. Celine Rongos turned in HU’s only other win with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Knust.

Against the IU East on Saturday, the Foresters left little doubt they were the better team as they tallied two wins in double play before piling up fives in singles action to cruise to the win.

The Foresters move to 4-5 overall, 3-4 in league play. With only Grace left play on Tuesday, Huntington is currently fifth in the conference standings.

MARIAN RESULTS
Singles Recap
1. Brittney Horlacher (MU) def. Cassie Kasicki (HU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Celine Rongos (HU) def. Hannah Knust (MU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) def. Sarah Potter (MU) 6-3, 1-2 (retired)
4. Lauren Paras (MU) def. Katie Johnson (HU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Olivia Pursell (MU) def. Jessica Abel (HU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Anna Potter (MU) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles Recap
1. Kasicki/Bemisderfer (HU) def. Horlacher/Knust (MU)
2. Paras/Pursell (MU) def. Rongos/Johnson (HU)
3. S. Potter/A. Potter (MU) def. Abel/Stacie Cressman (HU)

IU EAST RESULTS
Singles Recap
1. Cassie Kasicki (HU) def. Paige Froman (IUE) 6-2, 6-2
2. Celine Rongos (HU) def. Cheltsi Hinners (IUE) 6-2, 6-0
3. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) def. Chelsea Helms (IUE) 6-0, 6-0
4. Kristian Ketron (IUE) def. Katie Johnson (HU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Jessica Abel (HU) def. Brittany Hethcox (IUE) 6-0. 6-3
6. Ciara Smith (HU) def. Alex Estes (IUE) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles Recap
1. Kasicki/Bemisderfer (HU) def. Froman/Helms (MU) 8-4
2. Hinners/Ketron (MU) def. Rongos/Johnson (HU) 9-7
3. Abel/Stacie Cressman (HU) def. Hethcox/Jordyn Bowman (MU) 8-1
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.
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