Earlier in the season, the Foresters eked out a 5-4 win over Grace College, but this time it was a different story as HU dominated almost every match for an easy 8-1 win on Homecoming weekend. But, one of the most important matches was at #1 singles where sophomore Tyler Moore lost a tough match to Landon Reifsnider, 6-4, 7-6. "This was a key match for Tyler in his come back from injuries a year ago," said Coach Turner. “Tyler has a lot of heart and it was good to see him play two solid sets today.”
In singles play, the Foresters won five straight-set matches. Mitchell McDonald and Brian Lambright won by identical 6-4, 6-0 scores at #2 and #4 respectively. Daron Short went 6-4, 6-2 at #3, Jason Stump continued his winning ways with the 6-3, 6-4 victory at #5 and Adam Widener blanked his opponent 6-0, 6-0 at #6. In doubles, Moore and Lambright won 6-4, 4-6, 10-5 at #1, Short and Dustin Ecker finished 7-5, 6-1, and Stump and McDonald went 6-2, 6-3 at #3.
“All of the other guys played well and I am proud of them, but Tyler has had to work through so much adversity and he is really progressing well.”
The Foresters crept over the .500 mark to end the regular season at 6-5, a big improvement over last year's record of 4-11.