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Second place best Forester women can do at doubles tourney
Monday, August 26, 2013 4:57 PM
The duo of Katie Johnson and Cassie Kasicki finished second in Flight B to pace the Huntington University women's tennis team at the Marian University Doubles Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The Forester duo didn't give up a single game in their first two matches. They blanked the University of St. Francis (IL) pair Michelle Biciste and Ashley Golda, 8-0, and did the same to Grace's Jayna Huber and Gabrielle Lawrence to catapult them into the finals against Lauren Paras and Hannah Elliott of Marian. It was a tight match that saw several lead changes before the Marian pair pulled out a 9-7 win on a service break late in the match.
Huntington was also represented in Flight C, where Jessica Abel and Ciara Smith received a first round bye before playing in one of the longest matches of the tournament. After falling behind 3-0 to Marian's Grace Neathery and Colleen Yager, the Foresters rallied back to knot things up at 3-3 before eventually succumbing to their hosts in a tiebreaker 9-8.
A player switch was made for the final match of the day with Stacie Cressman teaming up with Smith to take on Tara Gnagy and Alyssa Inserra of Taylor, to whom they lost 8-5 to finish fourth in their flight.