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Forester tennis mows over USF 9-0 for first win of season

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Huntington men’s tennis team posted their first win of the season in convincing fashion by sweeping the University of Saint Francis 9-0 Friday afternoon at Swinney Tennis Center. The Foresters are now 1-2 overall, 1-1 in conference action.

After picking up three points in doubles action, the Foresters breezed through singles in straight sets for the lopsided win to hold the Cougars winless on the year at 0-5.

Huntington road trips to Cedarville University Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. matchup with the Yellow Jackets.

No. 1 – Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Nathan Barger (USF) 6-4, 6-1
No. 2 – Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Austin Overlander (USF) 6-1, 6-0
No. 3 – Giovanni Martinez (HU) def. Jay Stanchin (USF) 6-1, 6-4
No. 4 – Dawid Baranowski (HU) def. Alex Stavretis (USF) 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 –Lucas Buttermore (HU) def. Tyler Chrislieb (USF) 6-2, 6-0
No. 6 – Mariano Echevarria (HU) def. Tony Tomeh (USF) 6-1, 6-0

No. 1 – Poncio/Manzo (HU) def. Barger/ Stanchin (USF) 8-6
No. 2 –Martinez/ Echevarria (HU) def. Overlander/Daniel Harrold (USF) 8-6
No. 3 –Baranowski/Buttermore (HU) def. Chrislieb/Stavretis (USF) 8-1

Jacob Shelton (HU) def. Brad Mason (USF) 6-2, 6-1
Brody Worl (HU) def. Reggie Garrett (USF) 6-1, 6-0

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 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.