HU shakes off slow start to cruise to 7-2 win over SAU

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - It looked like the long weekend at ITA Regionals was taking its toll on the HU men’s tennis team as they got off to a slow start against Spring Arbor University Tuesday afternoon at Klopfenstein Courts but the Foresters eventually warmed up to take control of the contest.

After collecting two wins in doubles action, Huntington broke out of their sluggish start to win five of the six matches in singles play to notch the 7-2 win.

The Foresters improve to 5-1 in conference play, 6-2 overall.

“We have been focusing on some key elements trying to work on doubles movement and aggressiveness and also working on depth and spin for singles,” said Coach Eckert. “Overall, we are looking much better to keep posting conference wins.”

Originally slated to play Indiana Tech on Thursday, the match has been moved to this afternoon at 4:15 p.m.

Singles Recap
1. Vlad Khudziy (HU) def. Matt Wojkowski (SAU) def. 6-0, 6-1
2. Joseph Straznicky (HU) def. John Hall (SAU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Jose Hungria (HU) def. Jesse DeBoer (SAU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
4. Diego Inurritegui (HU) def. Drew Herlein (SAU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Michael Darling (SAU) def. Zakk Sparks (HU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Derek Hinen (HU) def. Andrew Fitzpatrick (SAU) 2-6, 7-6, 10-8

Doubles Recap
1. Khudziy/Hungria (HU) def. Wojkowski/Herlein (SAU) 8-6
2. Straznicky/Diego (HU) def. Darling/Hall (SAU) 8-5
3. DeBoer/Aaron Laatsch (SAU) def. Sparks/Jacob Cross (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.


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