HU men's tennis tops in the conference

WINONA LAKE, Ind. - The Forester men’s tennis team moved into the top spot in conference play after a 5-4 win over Grace College Tuesday afternoon.

HU has wrapped up the conference portion of its schedule with a 7-1 record. With one league match still to play for Grace and Indiana Wesleyan, both teams currently have just one loss. Should both of them loss their final conference match, Huntington will claim sole possession of the conference title.

No. 1 and No. 2 doubles continued their unblemished run in Crossroads play with Vlad Khudziy and Jose Hungria defeating Daniel Sanchez and Aaron Blevins 8-4 at the top spot while Joseph Straznicky and Diego Inurretigui handed Michael Humphrey and Jose Marval a 8-5 loss at the #2 spot.

Singles action was a battle to the bitter end with four of the six matches going into three sets. Khudziy, Hungria and Inurretigui each ended up winning their respective match to claim the team’s final three points and push Huntington past the Lancers.

The Foresters (9-2) travel to Valparaiso University for an invitational this weekend in preparation for the Crossroads League Tournament slated for October 1, 3 and 5.

Singles Recap
1. Vlad Khudziy (HU) def. Daniel Sanchez (GC) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. Jose Marval (GC) def. Joseph Straznicky (HU) 7-6, 2-6, 6-2
3. Jose Hungria (HU) def. Aaron Blevins (GC) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
4. Diego Inurretigui (HU) def. Jacob Stump (GC) 6-3, 6-0
5. Michael Humphrey (GC) def. Zakk Sparks (HU) 6-1, 7-5
6. Ricardo Bedon (GC) def. Derek Hinen (HU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Doubles Recap
1. Khudziy/Hungria (HU) def. Sanchez/Blevins (GC) 8-4
2. Straznicky/Inurretigui (HU) def. Humphrey/Marval (GC) 8-5
3. Jack Wang/Ethan Grove (GC) def. Sparks/Joe Brenneman (HU) 8-1
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 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