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#2 Knights knock #3 Foresters out of tourney

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The 2nd-seeded Knights of Marian University overpowered the 3rd-seeded HU women’s tennis team Thursday afternoon to earn a 5-0 win over their visitors in semifinal action of the Crossroads League tournament.

With this win, MU (9-1) earns its sixth consecutive berth to the tourney finals where they will face top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan. The loss drops the Foresters to 10-3 on the season and brings an end to the fall portion of their schedule.

It was a tough loss for Coach Ferguson and crew as the Knights logged all three wins in double action and then snagged two more wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles to wrap up the overall victory and bring all other matches to a screeching halt.

No. 1 Constanze Golz (HU) vs. Audrey Rang (MU) 4-6, 1-1, unfinished
No. 2 Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) vs. Grace Neathery (MU) 4-6, 2-3, unfinished
No. 3 Celine Rongos (HU) vs. Maria Angela Sunga (MU) 6-2, unfinished
No. 4 Elise Betscher (MU) def. Haley Kuppler (HU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 Alex Griebling (MU) def. Alexis Allen (HU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) vs. Colleen Yager (MU) 6-1, 2-1, unfinished

No. 1 Rang/Betscher (MU) def. Bemisderfer/Rongos (HU) 8-3
No. 2 Neathery/Sunga (MU) def. Golz/Kuppler (HU) 8-4
No. 3 Yager/Anna Potter (MU) def. Allen/Evstifeeva (HU) 8-1

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 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.