LIMA, Ohio - After finishing at the 21st spot in last spring’s final NAIA national poll, the University of Northwestern Ohio men’s tennis team picked up where they left off with an 8-1 win over Huntington Wednesday afternoon in Lima, Ohio.
Despite a solid effort at every spot, freshman Joseph Straznicky was the only Forester to pick up a win, a three-set thriller, 6-4, -6, 12-10, at #4 singles.
“UNOH is stronger than last year and they are probably the best team we will play all fall,” said Coach Eckert. “We had a lot of close matches, but couldn’t seem to find the win in our first outing of the year.”
The Foresters (0-1) are back on the prowl for a win this morning at 10:00 a.m. when they host Cornerstone University.
#1 Daniel Rueda (UNOH) def. Vlad Khudziy (HU) 6-0, 6-2
#2 Gustavo Rueda (UNOH) def. Jose Hungria (HU) 4-6, 6-2, 10-7
#3 Emin Alpan (UNOH) def. Diego Inurritegui (HU) 6-4, 6-4
#4 Joseph Straznicky (HU) def. Cassio Sirimarco (UNOH) 6-4, 2-6, 12-10
#5 Sam Rutter (UNOH) def. Zakk Sparks (HU) 6-3, 6-0
#6 Akira Kuwaka (UNOH) def. Jacob Cross (HU) 6-0, 6-0
#1 D. Rueda/G. Rueda (UNOH) def. Khudziy/Hungria (HU) 8-4
#2 Alpan/Rutter (UNOH) def. Inurritegui/Straznicky (HU) 9-7
#3 Sirimarco/Paul Conceicao (UNOH) def. Sparks/Cross (HU) 8-1