Four Foresters earn national rankings from ITA

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2008-01-16
Stephanie Strong (left) and Raelyn Althoff won the ITA Midwest Region Tournament held at Cedarville University in the fall.
Huntington, Ind.—In the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) NAIA national rankings, four Huntington University Forester tennis players were listed among the top 50 in the nation.

Junior Stephanie Strong and sophomore Raelyn Althoff, Huntington's #1 doubles team, was ranked 18th nationally. Strong is an elementary education major from Goshen, Ind. (Fairfield High School), and Althoff is a business management major from Stevensville, Mich. (Lakeshore High School).

This past fall, the pair gained national attention when they won the ITA Midwest Region Tournament held at Cedarville University. The two performed well throughout the entire fall finishing 16-1 in competition and winning the Mid-Central College Conference doubles championship. A 12-5 fall record coupled with a runner-up finish in the consolation bracket of the ITA Region Tournament, Strong also received a #45 ranking in singles.

On the men's side, senior Tyler Moore and sophomore Gonzalo Vivas were ranked #25 in the nation in doubles after their strong showing at the ITA Midwest Region Tournament last fall where they finished second. Moore is a business management major from Auburn, Ind. (DeKalb High School), and Vivas is a business management major from Lima, Peru.

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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. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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