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HU’s season comes to an end with 5-0 loss to Marian

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The 3rd-seeded Huntington women’s tennis team’s bid to a conference championship came to an end Thursday afternoon after suffering a 5-0 loss to 2nd-seeded Marian University in the semifinals of the Crossroads League Tournament.

While the Foresters’ fall season came to an end with an 8-3 record, the Knights earned a berth to the tourney finals where they will face No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday. MU currently boasts a 9-2 record and five straight wins.

The day started with Marian sweeping doubles for the early 3-0 advantage after which Grace Neathery at No. 2 singles and Elise Betscher at No. 5 singles picked up straight set wins to bring an abrupt end to the match.

"Playing a shortened match format favors the team with the strongest doubles teams and that was the case in this match," said Coach Roger Ferguson. "I'm proud of the effort our players brought to the match today and throughout the fall season which earned them an 8-3 fall record."

1. Constanze Golz (HU) vs. Maria Lueken (MU) unfinished
2. Grace Neathery (MU) def. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Celine Rongos (HU) vs. Mary Mullaney (MU) unfinished
4. Meg Dolde (HU) vs. Audrey Rang (MU) unfinished
5. Elise Betscher (MU) def. Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Kathleen Morrical (HU) vs. Maria Angela Sunga (MU) unfinished

1. Betscher/Rang (MU) def. Bemisderfer/Rongos (HU) 8-3
2. Lueken/Neathery (MU) def. Golz/Dolde (HU) 8-6
3. Anna Potter/Mullaney (MU) def. Evstifeeva/Morrical (HU) 8-1

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.