Foresters drop two matches

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2011-09-10
Huntington, Ind. - It was a rough Saturday for the Huntington women’s tennis team as they dropped back-to-back matches to Indiana Wesleyan University and University of Northwestern Ohio.

Against MCC rival IWU, the Foresters struggled to get into any sort of rhythm as the Wildcats swept HU 9-0 in straight sets to drop the Foresters to 1-2 in conference action.

Singles Recap:
#1 Rachael Heiniger (IWU) def. Haley Neiderhiser (HU) 6-4, 6-1
#2 Andrea Meyering (IWU) def. Aleksandra Spasic (HU) 0-6 (retired)
#3 Lauren Wilson (IWU) def. Kristen Lahman (HU) 6-2, 6-3
#4 Kristen Futrell (IWU) def. Lauren Sunderman (HU) 6-0, 6-0
#5 Diane Jones (IWU) def. Stacie Cressman (HU) 6-2, 6-1
#6 Kim Mella (IWU) def. Megan Adams (HU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles Recap:
#1 Meyering/Wilson (IWU) def. Neiderhiser/Joni Holsem (HU) 8-1
#2 Heiniger/Futrell (IWU) def. Lahman/Sunderman (HU) 8-1
#3 Aubrey Lohser/Mella (IWU) def. Jessica Abel/Katie Johnson (HU) 8-2

Exhibition:
Kim Reisdorf (IWU) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 8-5

The Foresters went on to play the University of Northwestern Ohio, a rescheduled match from earlier in the week, later in the day and didn’t fare much better, losing 8-1.

The highlight of the day came at No. 3 doubles where Jessica Abel and Katie Johnson teamed up to claim the Foresters’ lone win in dominating fashion with an 8-2 victory over Jessie Stambaugh and Nathalia Da Silva.

The Foresters (2-3, 1-2) are back in action on Tuesday when the take on Bethel at 1:00 p.m.

Singles Recap:
#1 Andrea Arango (UNOH) def. Neiderhiser (HU) 6-4, 7-6
#2 Shaleigh McClintock (UNOH) def. Lahman (HU) 6-3, 6-4
#3 Shaye Warman (UNOH) def. Sunderman (HU) 6-0, 6-2
#4 Nathalia Da Silva (UNOH) def. Adams (HU) 6-0, 6-0
#5 Tara Carr (UNOH) def. Smith (HU) 6-3, 6-1
#6 Jessie Stambaugh (UNOH) def. Holsem (HU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles Recap:
#1 Warman/McClintock (UNOH) def. Sunderman/Lahman (HU) 8-2
#2 Carr/Arango (UNOH) def. Adams/Smith (HU) 8-2
#3 Abel/Johnson (HU) def. Stambaugh/Da Silva (UNOH) 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.
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