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#3 HU advances to CL finals with 5-3 upset over #2 Marian

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - It was survive and advance for the 3rd-seeded Huntington women’s tennis team as they pulled off the upset over 2nd-seeded Marian University in the semifinals of the Crossroads League tournament Thursday afternoon at the Indy Racquet Club East.

The Foresters earned a point in doubles play before collecting four more in singles action to secure the win. Anastasiia Evstifeeva earned the final point for HU at #6 singles for a 5-3 final as play was stopped once HU tipped the scales for the W.

Not only does the win catapult HU to the finals of the tourney where they will face top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, it also marks the first Forester win over the Knights since September of 2008 when they handed MU a 5-4 loss.  

Coach Ferguson’s crew is 14-2 on the year.

#1 - Constanze Golz (HU) def. Elise Betscher (MU) 6-3, 6-1
#2 - Meg Dolde (HU) def. Maria Lueken (MU) 6-3, 6-4
#3 - Maria Angela Sunga (MU) def. Lanae Singleton (HU) 6-1, 6-1
#4 - Charlotte Seth (HU) vs. Anne Taylor (MU) - DNF
#5 - Lisa Colling (HU) def. Mary Mullaney (MU) (HU) 6-2, 6-3
#6 - Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) def. Alex Griebling (MU) def. 5-7, 7-6, 6-3

#1 - Betscher/Sunga (MU) def. Golz/Dolde (HU) 8-4
#2 - Singleton/Colling (HU) def. Lueken/Taylor (MU) 8-2
#3 - Mullaney/Emma Wood (MU) def. Evstifeeva/Seth (HU) 8-3

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 274 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.