Huntington nipped by Trojans in MCC opener

Upland, Ind. - In a highly-touted MCC matchup that lived up to its billing, the Taylor University Trojans came up with a 5-4 win over the HU men's tennis team on Saturday morning.

After the Trojans grabbed four of the six singles matches in straight sets, the Foresters knotted things up with convincing wins at the one and two spots of doubles play. With the game on the line, it was the Taylor duo of Ben Evans and Wes Nitzsche at the number three spot that came up big with an 8-4 win to seal the Foresters' fate.

HU (0-1, 0-1) returns to the court today when they travel to Goshen College for a 4:30 p.m. match.

Singles recap:
#1 - Vlad Khudziy (HU) def. Weston Young (TU) 6-2, 6-2
#2 - Jon Wegener (TU) def. Augusto Velez (HU) 6-4, 6-4
#3 - Jose Hungria (HU) def. West Nitzsche (TU) 7-5, 7-6 (1-0)
#4 - Luke Tilden (TU) def. Martin Vivas (HU) 6-2, 7-6 (8-0)
#5 - Cameron Boehning (TU) def. Jameel Brenneman (HU) 6-4, 7-6 (3-0)
#6 - Jon Erny (TU) def. Jonathan Brenneman (HU) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles recap:
#1 - Khudziy/Velez (HU) def. Wegener/Weston Young (TU) 8-3
#2 - Ja. Brenneman/Hungria (HU) def. Andrew Gnagy/Tilden (TU) 8-0
#3 - Ben Evans/Nitzsche (TU) def. Jo. Brenneman/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.


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