Huntington, Ind. - Playing two MCC matches over the weekend, the Forester men’s tennis team went 1-1 to finish fifth in conference play.
Against the University of Saint Francis, HU snagged a convincing 9-0 win on Friday afternoon.
After sweeping doubles play with 8-1 wins at all three spots, Huntington was just as dominate in singles action, giving up a total of only seven.
#1 Vlad Khudziy (HU) def. Ryan Mey (USF) 6-1, 6-0
#2 Augusto Velez (HU) def. Spencer Heise (USF) 6-0, 6-0
#3 Martin Vivas (HU) def. Tate Dishman (USF) 6-2, 6-0
#4 Jameel Brenneman (HU) def. JT Biggs (USF) 6-1, 6-1
#5 Jonathan Brenneman (HU) def. Michael Thompson (USF) 6-0, 6-1
#6 Zakk Sparks (HU) def. Jason Burkins (USF) 6-1, 6-0
#1 Khudziy/Velez (HU) def. Mey/Dishman (USF) 8-1
#2 Jose Hungria/Ja. Brenneman (HU) def. Heise/Biggs (USF) 8-1
#3 Steve Blinco/Vivas (HU) def. Burkins/Kieran Barth (USF) 8-1
On Saturday, HU faced top-seeded Spring Arbor University and battled to the bitter end but didn’t fare as well, dropping a 7-2 decision.
With both teams going undefeated in MCC play at the No. 1 spot in singles and doubles action, Saturday proved to be the conference matchup of the season with the Cougars holding the upper hand.
The Spring Arbor duo of Thomas Calderone and Aaron Mayes teamed up to hand HU’s Vlad Khudziy and Augusto Velez their first loss of the season at #1 doubles. David Darling then outlasted Khudziy in singles play to remain undefeated on the year.
#1 David Darling (SAU) def. Vlad Khudziy (HU) 7-5, 0-6, 7-6 (5)
#2 Augusto Velez (HU) def. Thomas Calderone (SAU) 7-6 (5), 6-2
#3 Aaron Mayes (SAU) def. Jose Hungria (HU) 6-2, 6-3
#4 Rafael Schuster (SAU) def. Martin Vivas (HU) 6-2, 7-6 (3)
#5 Andrew DeBruyn (SAU) def. Jameel Brenneman (HU) 6-2, 5-7, 10-8
#6 Jonathan Brenneman (HU) def. Nathan Scholten (SAU) 6-4, 6-1
#1 Calderone/Mayes (SAU) def. Khudziy/Velez (HU) 8-4
#2 Schuster/Darling (SAU) def. Hungria/Ja. Brenneman (HU) 8-3
#3 Scholten/Matt Wojtkowski (SAU) def. Vivas/Steve Blinco (HU) 8-3
The Foresters (4-5, 4-4) will matchup against 4th-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University in first round action of the MCC tournament slated to begin on Tuesday.
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