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Tech outplays Huntington in season opener for 7-2 win

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - It was opening day at Klopfenstein Courts for the HU men’s tennis team but unfortunately things didn’t go as planned as Coach Eckert and crew dropped a 7-2 decision to the Warriors of Indiana Tech Thursday afternoon.

Ignacio Poncio played a part in both Huntington wins as he teamed up with Joseph Straznicky at No. 1 doubles to beat Joaquin Ferrando and Nicholas Aquirre 8-5. The Argentinian freshman then came from behind at No. 2 singles to knock off Mikel Oscoz in three sets, 1-6, 6-1, 12-10.

The Foresters (0-1) have a busy Labor Day weekend with three matches starting with a road trip to Cornerstone University on Friday.   

SINGLES RECAP
No. 1 Joaquin Ferrando (IT) def.  Joseph Straznicky (HU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Mikel Oscoz (IT) 1-6, 6-1, 12-10
No. 3 Nicholas Aquirre (IT) def. Giovanni Martinez (HU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 4 Kino de Leon (IT) def. Volodymyr Kohut (HU) 7-5, 6-4
No. 5 Alberto Tenias (IT) def. Jokubas Zadeikis (HU) 6-7, 6-3, 10-6
No. 6 Nicholas Tripanon (IT) def. Daniel Strom (HU) 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES RECAP
No. 1 Straznicky/Poncio (HU) def. Ferrando/ Aquirre (IT) 8-5
No. 2 de Leon/Tenias (IT) def. Martinez/ Zadeikis (HU) 8-7 (7-4)
No. 3 Oscoz/Tripanon (IT) def. Strom/Kohut (HU) 8-4

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 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.