Huntington winless on Saturday

Huntington, Ind. - The Forester men’s tennis team took one on the chin, dropping two matches on Saturday to move to 1-3 on the year, 1-2 in MCC play.

Up against a tough Indiana Wesleyan University team in the morning, the Foresters started off strong by grabbing wins at one and two doubles before getting tripped up in singles play to drop a 5-4 decision to the Wildcats.

Singles Recap:
#1 Vlad Khudziy (HU) def. Kyle Johnson (IWU) 6-2, 6-4
#2 Augusto Velez (HU) def. Adam Wroughton (IWU) 6-0, 6-1
#3 Luke Montgomery (IWU) def. Jose Hungria (HU) 7-5, 6-3
#4 Brooks Ayers (IWU) def. Martin Vivas (HU) 6-4, 6-4
#5 Daniel Stoddard (IWU) def. Jameel Brenneman (HU) 6-2, 6-3
#6 Drew Schoonmaker (IWU) def. Jonathan Brenneman (HU) 4-6 (7-4), 7-5, 6-0

Double Recap:
#1 Khudziy/Velez (HU) def. Johnson/Wroughton (IWU) 8-3
#2 Hungria/Ja. Brenneman (HU) def. Stoddard/Montgomery (IWU) 9-8 (7-4)
#3 Ayers/Alex Hornett (IWU) def. Zakk Sparks/Steve Blinco (HU) 8-3

HU took the courts again in the afternoon to face the University of Northwestern Ohio, a rescheduled match from earlier this week, and again found themselves on the losing side of things. The Racers remained undefeated on the year with a 7-2 win over the Foresters.

Khudziy claimed his fourth win in singles action at the No. 1 spot and then teamed up with Velez to grab another victory in doubles play but that’s where the winning stopped as the Racers took care of business at every other position to cruise to the win.

The Foresters (1-3, 1-2) travel to Mishawaka on Tuesday to take on Bethel College at 1:00 p.m.

Singles Recap:
#1 Khudziy (HU) def. Gustavo Rueda (UNOH) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
#2 Jeff Brown (UNOH) def. Velez (HU) 7-5 (retired)
#3 Emin Alpan (UNOH) def. Hungria (HU) 6-4, 7-5
#4 Alexander Hager (UNOH) def. Vivas 6-1, 6-1
#5 Sam Rutter (UNOH) def. Jo. Brenneman (HU) 6-2, 7-5
#6 Paulo Conceicao (UNOH) def. Blinco (HU) 6-4, 6-0

Double Recap:
#1 Khudziy/Velez (HU) def. Brown/Juan Cardenas (UNOH) 8-2
#2 Hager/Rutter (UNOH) def. Ja. Brennaman/Hungria 8-4
#3 Akira Kuwada/Rueda (UNOH) def. Sparks/Vivas (HU) 8-4
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 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