NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - Playing without three players due to injury, the Forester women’s tennis team (6-8) struggled to field a team as they had to forfeit two matches on their way to a 5-4 loss to Manchester University Tuesday afternoon.
Celine Rongos and Ciara Smith made quick of their opponents at the No. 2 spot, cruising to an 8-1 victory over Abby Berry and Megan Buckner to earn HU’s only point in doubles play.
The Foresters’ top three spots in singles action claimed wins with Cassie Kasicki beating Kara Gilley in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5, at #1 singles. Rongos earned the 6-4, 6-4 win at the #2 spot while Morgan Bemisderfer blanked Berry, 6-0, 6-0, at #3 singles.
Huntington’s final match of the fall season is a home contest against Tiffin University Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.
1. Cassie Kasicki (HU) def. Kara Gilley (MU) 6-2, 7-5
2. Celine Rongos (HU) def. Brandy Leeper (MU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) def. Abby Berry (MU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Megan Buckner (MU) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 6-4, 6-1
5. Jillian Bower (MU) def. Macy Phillips (HU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Alaina Beckner (MU) def. HU - Default
1. Gilley/Leeper (MU) def. Kasicki/Bemsiderfer (HU) 8-4
2. Rongos/Smith (HU) def. Berry Buckner (MU) 8-1
3. Bower/Beckner (MU) def. HU - Default