Lancers take it to HU in league opener

HUNTINGTON, Ind. – It was another tough loss for the Huntington men’s tennis team Wednesday afternoon as they suffered a 9-0 loss to Grace College to move to 0-2 on the season.

Playing without two key players, the Foresters fought through long hard points but weren’t able to string together enough rallies to drop their first conference match of the year.

“With four freshmen playing in the starting lineup, I was happy with the way they fought,” said Coach Eckert. “They are starting to understand what level of play they need to be able to do for two hours at a time. We have two matches yet this week, and if we can continue to learn and grow from each match, win or lose, we will be able to be a force in the conference again this year.”

Huntington wraps up the week by hitting the road to play the University of Northwestern Ohio and Saint Francis on Friday and Saturday respectively.

Singles Recap
1. Daniel Sanchez (GrC) def. Julian Massa (HU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Jose Marval (GrC) def. Adrian Beloqui (HU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Jake Stump (GrC) def. Joe Brenneman (HU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Ethan Grove (GrC) def. Volodymyr Kohut (HU) 7-5, 6-7, 1-0 (11-9)
5. Gabe Vervynckt (GrC) def. Jacob Cross (HU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Ricardo Bedon (GrC) def. Mark Lewandowski (HU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Recap
1. Sanchez/Marval (GrC) def. Massa/Beloqui (HU) 8-5
2. Stump/Grove (GrC) def. Brenneman/Kohut (HU) 8-6
3. Vervynckt/Dave Driscoll (GrC) def. Cross/ Lewandowski (HU) 8-1
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 222 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