HU tennis wraps up fall season

Huntington, Ind. - The Forester women’s tennis team wrapped up the fall portion of its schedule with back-to-back home matches on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Against Anderson University on Tuesday, HU grabbed wins at the top of the line-up but dropped a 3-6 decisions to the Ravens.

Singles Recap:
#1 Haley Neiderhiser (HU) def. Alex Hammel (AU) 6-0, 6-2
#2 Kristen Lahman (HU) def. Tara Akers (AU) 6-4, 6-4
#3 Sylvia Scherling (AU) def. Lauren Sunderman (HU) 6-0, 6-1
#4 Michaela Hammel (AU) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 6-4, 6-3
#5 Shel Willhelm (AU) def. Stacie Cressman (HU) 6-2, 6-2
#6 Katie Gunnoe (AU) def. Megan Adams (HU) 6-4, 6-0

Doubles Recap
#1 Neiderhiser/Alek Spasic (HU) def. A. Hammel/Nicole Newell (AU) 8-4
#2 Lahman/Sunderman (HU) def. Akers/Schering (AU) 8-5
#3 M. Hammel/Kourtney Brubaker (AU) def. Jessica Abel/Katie Johnson (HU) 9-8

On Wednesday the Foresters took on NCAA Division II Tiffin University and had a strong showing in doubles action before injuries forced line-up changes in singles play. The Dragons went on to snag five of the final six matches to cruise to the 6-3 win.

The Foresters end the fall season with a 2-12 record.

Singles Recap:
#1 Malaika Messi (TU) def. Haley Neidership (HU) 6-0, 6-1
#2 Taylor Cooper (TU) def. Kristen Lahman (HU) 6-1, 6-3
#3 Anna Scherting (TU) def. Lauren Sunderman (HU) 6-0, 6-1
#4 Nicole Ardner (TU) def. Stacie Cressman (HU) 6-0, 3-6, 6-0
#5 Chelsea Beck (TU) def. Megan Adams (HU) 6-0, 6-0
#6 Ciara Smith (HU) def. Renee Mattson (TU) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles Recap:
#1 Neiderhiser/Alek Spasic (HU) def. Messi/Cooper (TU) 9-7
#2 Scherting/Beck (TU) def. Sunderman/Lahman (HU) 8-0
#3 Jessica Abel/Katie Johnson (HU) def. Ardner/Cassie Dye (TU) 8-2
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