Wildcats hand HU first conference loss

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The HU men’s tennis team suffered its first conference loss Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 5-4 decision to Indiana Wesleyan. With this loss, the Foresters drop to 5-2 overall, 4-1 in league play.

Playing without Jose Hungria, Huntington played tight with the Wildcats but came up short with its shuffled line-up. Joseph Straznicky teamed up with Diego Inurritegui at No. 1 doubles to notch an 8-1 win over Kyle Johnson and Brandon Dubuque.

Vlad Khudziy continued his winning ways at #1 singles where he quickly disposed of Johnson 6-1, 6-3 while Straznicky and Inurritegui each won their respective singles match to round out HU’s scoring.

Singles Recap
#1 Vlad Khudziy (HU) def. Kyle Johnson (IWU) 6-1, 6-3
#2 Joseph Straznicky (HU) def. Brandon Dubuque (IWU) 4-6, 2-1 (retired)
#3 Diego Inurritegui (HU) def. Leonard Mathews (IWU) 6-2, 7-5
#4 Gavin White (IWU) def. Zakk Sparks (HU) 6-1, 6-1
#5 Daniel Smith (IWU) def. Joe Brenneman (HU) 6-2, 6-2
#6 Kamen Tabor (IWU) def. Arjun Bhalla (HU) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles Recap
#1 Straznicky/Inurritegui (HU) def. Johnson/Dubuque (IWU) 8-1
#2 Mathews/White (IWU) Khudziy/Brenneman (HU) 9-8 (8-6)
#3 Tabor/Alex Hornett (IWU) def. Sparks/Derek Hinen (HU) 8-5
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