Forester women sweep Defiance

Huntington, Ind. - Taking the courts for the first time this season with a roster of seasoned veterans, the Forester women’s tennis swept Defiance College 9-0 Thursday night at HU’s Klopfenstein Tennis Courts.

After sweeping doubles play with ease, Huntington continued to roll past the Yellow Jackets in singles action to claim the dominate victory. Huntington is back in action on Saturday when they travel to Taylor for their conference opener at 10:00 a.m.

Singles Recap:
#1 – Haley Neiderhiser (HU) def. Kirsten Wieland (DC) 6-1, 6-2
#2 – Kristen Lahman (HU) def. Catie Savage (DC) 6-0, 6-2
#3 – Lauren Sunderman (HU) def. Nicole Lovins (DC) 6-0, 6-0
#4 – Ciara Smith (HU) def. Katie Carunchia (DC) 1-6, 6-4, 10-8 (tiebreaker)
#5 – Megan Adams (HU) def. Tasha Brown (DC) 6-2, 7-5
#6 – Jessica Abel (HU) def. Danielle LaBarbera (DC) 7-6, 6-2

Doubles Recap:
#1 – Neiderhiser/Alex Spasic (HU) def. Wieland/Lovins (DC) 8-1
#2 – Lahman/Sunderman (HU) def. Savage/Carunchia (DC) 8-2
#3 – Abel/Katie Johnson (HU) def. Brown/LaBarbera (DC) 8-1
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 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. 


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director