Forester women drop MCC opener to Taylor

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2011-09-03
Upland, Ind. - Traveling to Upland for their first MCC matchup of the season, the Forester women's tennis team suffered an 8-1 loss to the Trojans of Taylor University.

After sweeping HU in doubles action, the Trojans continued to roll snagging five of the six wins in singles play to cruise to the conference victory. Alek Spasic was the lone Forester who brought home a win, defeating Kelsey Meyer in straight sets (6-1, 6-2) at the No. 2 spot.

"The scores don't represent just how close most of the matches were," said Coach Ferguson. "The girls played well against a better team and came away with a lot of positives. I was especially happy with the way our doubles teams are adapting to a new, more aggressive style of play."

The Foresters (1-1, 0-1) face Goshen College this afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Singles Recap:
#1 - Germania Bedon (TU) def. Haley Neiderhiser (HU) 6-2, 6-1
#2 - Alek Spasic (HU) def. Kelsey Meyer (TU) 6-1, 6-2
#3 - Kim Henke (TU) def. Kristen Lahman (HU) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-0)
#4 - Cassie Fleming (TU) def. Lauren Sunderman (HU) 6-1, 6-2
#5 - Emily Stadt (TU) def. Megan Adams (HU) 6-1, 6-0
#6 - Tara Gnagy (TU) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles Recap:
#1 - Henke/Bedon (TU) def. Neiderhiser/Spasic (HU) 8-2
#2 - Meyer/Stadt (TU) def. Lahman/Sunderman (HU) 8-1
#3 - Fleming/Kelsey Chow (TU) def. Jessica Abel/Katie Johnson (HU) 8-0
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.
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