Foresters hang tough against IWU

MARION, Ind. - Despite being swept by Indiana Wesleyan University 9-0 Tuesday afternoon, the Forester women’s tennis team proved to be a handful to deal with for the Wildcats at several spots.

Cassie Kasicki and Morgan Bemisderfer teamed up at No. 1 doubles to push the conference’s best duo in Katie Wilson and Kim Mella to a 9-7 score. Kasicki then went head-to-head with Wilson in #1 singles where she split sets before eventually falling just short in the tiebreaker.

"Overall the team played probably their best tennis so far this season but couldn't overcome a very strong IWU team," said Coach Ferguson.

Huntington (3-3, 3-1) will take a break from conference play to compete in the ITA Regionals beginning Thursday.

Singles Recap
#1 Katie Wilson (IWU) def. Cassie Kasicki (HU) 3-6, 6-2, 10-7
#2 Rachel Bottorff (IWU) def. Celine Rongos (HU) 6-4, 7-5
#3 Rachael Heiniger (IWU) def. Katie Johnson (HU) 6-4, 6-2
#4 Courtney Siepman (IWU) def. Jessica Abel (HU) 6-2, 6-0
#5 Gabby D’Aniello (IWU) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles Recap
#1 Wilson/Kim Mella (IWU) def. Kasicki/Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) 9-7
#2 Siepman/Ellen Hornett (IWU) def. Rongos/Johnson (HU) 8-5
#3 Sarah Richert/Diane Jones (IWU) def. Abel/Smith (HU) 8-3
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 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
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Joanne Green
Sports Information Director