HU women's tennis has strong showing at ITA Regionals

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - It was a strong showing for the HU women’s tennis squad as sophomore Cassie Kasicki and freshman Morgan Bemisderfer teamed up at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regional Tournament hosted by Davenport University September 12-14 to win the consolation bracket.

After suffering an 8-4 loss in the opening round to IWU’s D’Aniello/Marizzi, the Huntington duo went on to win three straight matches. The HU combo made easy work of Green/Hurth of Aquinas before knocking out HU teammates Celine Rongos and Katie Johnson in the semifinals. They went on to dispose of Marian’s Potter/Potter 8-4 for the consolation title.

Rongos and Johnson also had a good run in the tournament. After losing an 8-5 battle to IWU’s Wilson/Mella, the pair bounced but bounced back to blank Gnagy/Inserra of Taylor 8-0 before meeting face-to-face with their HU teammates.

In singles action, 15th-seeded Kasicki opened up play with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Marian’s Sarah Potter to advance to the second round where she defeated Courtney Siepmen of IWU 6-2, 6-3 before being denied a spot in the semifinals by #2-seeded and nationally ranked Lauren Ramey of Aquinas who claimed a 6-1, 6-2 win over Kasicki.

Rongos also competed in the singles bracket but dropped her first two matches to bring a quick end to her run in singles play.

Huntington hosts Spring Arbor Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
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
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director