HU women wrap up league play with 5-4 loss to Grace

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington women’s tennis team wrapped up the conference portion of its season with a 5-4 loss to Grace College Tuesday afternoon at Klopfenstein Courts.

With the Grace/Marian match still to be played, the Foresters are currently sitting sixth in the conference standings with an opportunity to be tied for fifth with Grace should the Knights beat the Lancers.

Playing without top player Cassie Kasicki, HU was forced to shuffle the line-up. Huntington didn’t miss a beat in doubles action where they logged a pair of wins before heading into singles action where the Lancer got the best of HU.

Celine Rongos made quick work of Kristin Cassidy at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-2, as did Morgan Bemisderfer at the No. 2 spots where she only gave up one set to Jayna Huber, 6-0, 6-1. It was all Grace after that as they tallied four points to mount the come-from-behind win.

The Foresters (4-6, 3-5) take on non-conference foe Earlham on Friday at 4:00 p.m.

Singles Recap
1. Celine Rongos (HU) def. Kristin Cassidy (GC) 6-2, 6-2
2. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) def. Jayna Huber (GC) 6-0, 6-1
3. Mariah Zumbrun (GC) def. Katie Johnson (HU) 6-7, 6-3, 6-3
4. Sarah Hinkel (GC) def. Jessica Abel (HU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Gabrielle Lawrence (GC) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Katie Etter (GC) def. Stacie Cressman (HU) 4-1 (retired)

Doubles Recap
1. Rongos/Bemisderfer (HU) def. Cassidy/Zumbrun (GC) 8-2
2. Huber/Lawrence (GC) def. Johnson/Abel (HU) 8-4
3. Smith/Cressman (HU) def. Hinkel/Esther Smith (GC) 9-8 (10-8)
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