Velez named Forester Athlete of the Week

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2012-04-02
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athlete of the Week for the week of April 2-8, 2012. Men’s tennis senior Augusto Velez earned the honor for her outstanding efforts during the week’s competitions.

Velez, a Computer Science major from Lima, Peru won all four of his matches this past weekend. The Foresters opened their spring season against 13th-ranked Aquinas College on Friday. Velez teamed up with Vlad Khudziy at No. 1 doubles for a 9-8 win before beating his opponent in straight sets at #2 singles.

On Saturday against Davenport University, Velez tag-teamed with Khudziy to take care of business in doubles action and then headed into singles play where he mounted a come-from-behind win. After dropping the first set 2-6, Velez bounced back to dominate the next two sets, 6-1, 6-2, for the win.  

The Foresters are currently 5-9. They return to action on April 14 when they host Trine University at 10:00 a.m.
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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Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
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