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HU tennis opens spring season with loss to Aquinas

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The #RV HU women’s tennis team opened up its spring season Saturday afternoon with an 8-1 loss to Aquinas College. Playing indoors at the MVP Sportsplex, the Foresters played with a jostled line-up except for Constanze Golz playing at the No. 1 spot.

Alexis Allen earned HU’s only win at No. 3 singles where she enjoyed a 6-4, 6-2 decision over MJ Bothma.

Making her college debut, rookie Kathleen Morrical forced a super tiebreaker at #6 singles before being outlasted by Kasey Jacobs 5-7, 6-4 (10-5).

"All things considered, I felt the players that were available to play stepped up and accepted the challenge against a very good Aquinas team, " said Coach Roger Ferguson.

The Foresters drop to 10-5 on the year. They have over a month break before hosting IU East on March 12.

SINGLES RECAP
No. 1 - Lea Jansen (AC) def. Constanze Golz (HU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 - Martina Devetak (AC) def. Haley Kuppler (HU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 - Alexis Allen (HU) def. Marjeanne Bothma (AC) 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 - Anna Musienko (AC) def. Kerrie Ecker (HU) 6-0, 6-2
No. 5 - Brittany Mayer (AC) def. Erin Van Kampen (HU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 - Kasey Jacobs (AC) def. Kathleen Morrical (HU) 5-7, 6-4 (10-5)

DOUBLES RECAP
No. 1 - Jansen/Devetak (AC) def. Golz/Kuppler (HU) 8-2
No. 2 - Bothma/Musienko (AC) def. Allen/ Van Kampen (HU) 8-6
No. 3 - Mayer/Jacobs (AC) def. Amanda Willis/Ecker (HU) 8-0

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.