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Huntington outlasts Lawrence Tech 5-4

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Forester women’s tennis team snapped a two-game losing skid with a hard-fought 5-4 win over Lawrence Tech Saturday afternoon at Klopfenstein Courts. With this win, HU improves to 10-5 on the year.

Constanze Golz, Meg Dolde and Allison Smith were all double winners for the Foresters. Golz and Dolde paired up at #1 doubles to cruise past Carolyn McCullen and Sabrina Mateos 8-3. They would go on to win in straight sets at No. 1 and No. 2 singles respectively to each log another win.

Smith teamed up with Kerrie Ecker at No. 3 doubles for an 8-3 W over Maria Alvarez and Sarah Burgess. Smith then went on to outlast Burgess at No. 6 singles 7-5, 6-4.  

“I am very proud of the effort the team displayed today,” said Coach Roger Ferguson. “Our #1 singles player, Constanze Golz, was the only one playing in her normal spot in the line-up. Everyone stepped up and played big today to help with the win.”

The Foresters host Aquinas College on April 22 at 10:00 a.m.

1. Constanze Golz (HU) def. Sabrina Mateos (LTU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Meg Dolde (HU) def. Carolyn McCullen (LTU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Maria Alvarez (LTU) def. Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Brittany Schmidt (LTU) def. Erin Van Kampen (HU) 6-4, 6-1
5. Ana Munt (LTU) def. Kerrie Ecker (HU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Allison Smith (HU) def. Sarah Burgess (LTU) 7-5, 6-4

1. Golz/Dolde (HU) def. McCullen/Mateos (LTU) 8-3
2. Munt/Schmidt (LTU) def. Evstifeeva /Van Kampen (HU) 8-2
3. Ecker/Smith (HU) def. Alvarez/Burgess (LTU) 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 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.