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HU tennis posts 6-3 win at Taylor

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UPLAND, Ind. – The Huntington women’s tennis team road tripped to Upland Tuesday afternoon where they notched a 6-3 win over the Trojans of Taylor University (4-3, 1-3) at Meier Tennis Courts. The win marks the Foresters’ second straight win over TU having beaten the Trojans last season 7-2.

Huntington picked up points at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles for the early 2-1 advantage and then picked up four straight-set wins in singles play to solidify their third win of the year. HU improves to 3-1 overall and that same record in the Crossroads League.

“The team had to play on a short turnaround schedule after playing a long match against IWU on Monday,” said Coach Roger Ferguson. “Fatigue was a big factor for us against Taylor but the ladies gutted it out and produced the win.”

Huntington will take a break from league play to compete in ITA Regionals slated for September 15-17.

No. 1 – Molly Fletchall (TU) def. Constanze Golz (HU) 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
No. 2 – Celine Rongos (HU) def. Alexa Kling (TU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 – Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) def. Taelor Grose (TU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 – Meg Dolde (HU) def. Mikayla Schultz (TU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 – Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) def. Corinne Hoffman (TU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 – Molly Pile (TU) def. Kathleen Morrical (HU) 6-1, 6-1

No. 1 – Bemisderfer/Rongos (HU) def. Fletchall/Grose (TU) 8-6
No. 2 – Golz/Dolde (HU) def. Kling/Schultz (TU) 8-4
No. 3 – Courtney Clark/Betsy Jones (TU) def. Evstifeeva/Allison Smith (HU) 8-1

Kerrie Ecker (HU) def. Annika Zeilstra (TU) 8-5

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 254 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.