#10 Northwestern Ohio blanks Foresters

LIMA, Ohio - Despite adding Joseph Staznicky and Diego Inurritegui back into the line-up at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots respectively, the Forester men’s tennis team came up empty against 10th-ranked University of Northwestern Ohio.

The Racers swept HU at all nine spots with the closest match coming at No. 3 singles where it took Emin Alpan three sets to beat Julian Massa.

Despite the lopsided score, Coach Eckert was pleased with his team’s progress. “The team played even harder and never gave up, pushing a number of matches past what we were able to do last year, so overall, it was a very good night as the team continues to improve on some important areas. This should help us prepare for the matches against Cornerstone and Taylor next week as well as our match tomorrow versus Saint Francis.”

The Foresters (0-3) hit the road again today to take on Saint Francis at 10:00 a.m.

Singles Recap
1. Daniel Reuda (ONUH) def. Joseph Straznicky (HU) 6-4, 6-0
2. Thommy Johansoon (ONUH) def. Diego Inurritegui (HU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Emin Alpan (UNOH) def. Julian Massa (HU) 6-2, 5-7 (10-6)
4. Rik van Gerwin (UNOH) def. Adrian Beloqui (HU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Paulo Coceicao (UNOH) def. Joe Brenneman (HU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Rastko Tatarevic (UNOH) def. Volodymyr Kohut (HU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles Recap
1. Van Gerwin/Alpan (UNOH) def. Straznicky/Inurritegui (HU) 8-3
2. Ronnie Myburgh/Akira Kuwada (UNOH) def. Massa/Beloqui (HU) 8-2
3. Gabriel Cleto/Austen Hammett (UNOH) def. Brenneman/Kohut (HU) 8-1
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 222 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