Foresters wrap up regular season with two losses

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. - It was a full day of tennis for the Forester women. They started the day with a 5-4 loss to Cedarville University in nonconference action at Klopfenstein Courts before heading up to Spring Arbor University where the Cougars claimed a 7-2 victory.

Against the Yellow Jackets, the duo of Cassie Kasicki and Alek Spasic outlasted Brooke Johnson and Joy Dice to enjoy HU’s only win in doubles play. Individually they both went on to notch wins in singles action as did Jessica Abel but it wouldn’t be enough as they Foresters came up one match short from earning the hotly-contested battle.

Rain pushed HU’s match with the Cougars to Saturday afternoon where the Foresters struggled from the get-go by dropping all three doubles matches. Kasicki and Spasic picked up where they left off in singles action by logging Huntington’s only victories at No. 1 and No. 2 singles respectively.

With these losses, HU (3-8, 1-8) wraps up the fall regular season portion of their schedule and heads into conference tournament play on Tuesday where they will face Indiana Wesleyan University at 4:00 p.m.

Singles Recap – Cedarville
1. Cassie Kasicki (HU) def. Lily Schuler (CU) 6-1, 6-3
2. Alek Spasic (HU) def. Brooke Johnson (CU) 6-2, 7-5
3. Joy Dice (CU) def. Katie Johnson (HU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Jessica Abel (HU) def. Melissa Stoltzfus (CU) 6-4, 7-6
5. Courtney Heydt (CU) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Maryssa Herbert (CU) def. Amber Bos (HU) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles Recap – Cedarville
1. Kasicki/Spasic (HU) def. Johnson/Dice (CU) 8-6
2. Stoltzfus/Schuler (CU) def. Johnson/Abel (HU) 8-6
3. Emma Rahn/Heydt (CU) def. Macy Phillips/Madison Johnson (HU) 8-6

Singles Recap – Spring Arbor
1. Cassie Kasicki (HU) def. Kristin DeBruyn (SAU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Alek Spasic (HU) def. Hope Roelofs (SAU) 7-5, 6-3
3. Jenna Bart (SAU) def. Katie Johnson (HU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Quincy Banini (SAU) def. Jessica Abel (HU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Kelli Cross (SAU) def. Ciara Smith (HU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Katie Storrer (SAU) def. Amber Bos (HU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Recap – Spring Arbor
1. DeBruyn/Roelofs (SAU) def. Kasicki/Spasic (HU) 8-6
2. Banini/Paige Fallu (SAU) def. Johnson/Abel (HU) 8-6
3. Bart/Storrer (SAU) def. Smith/Madison Johnson (HU) 8-2 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 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