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MISHAWAKA, Ind. - The Forester men’s tennis team (6-3) had no trouble with the Pilots of Bethel College as they handed their hosts an 8-1 loss Saturday afternoon at Knollwood Country Club.

It’s a race to the top for Huntington as they remain in the hunt for a conference title. With just two league matches remaining, Huntington is tied for third with Marian in the standings with a 5-2 CL record.

IWU is sitting atop the league with a perfect 7-0 record while Spring Arbor, at 6-1, claims the No. 2 spot. The last time the Foresters won the conference regular season dates back to the fall of 2013.

The Foresters have a perfect opportunity to climb a spot in the standings on Tuesday at Klopfenstein Courts when they go head-to-head with Spring Arbor University at 4:00 p.m.

#1 - Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Jacob Macri (BC) 6-2, 6-3
#2 - Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Evan Ferguson (BC) 6-1, 7-5
#3 - Giovanni Martinez (HU) def. Sidney Petersen (BC) 6-3, 6-2
#4 - Mariano Echevarria (HU) def. Jose Morales (BC) 6-3, 6-0
#5 - Brody Worl (HU) def. Brian Shembarger (BC) 6-3, 6-3
#6 - Luke Buttermore (HU) def. Chad VanDosen (BC) 4-6, 6-2 (1-0)

#1 - Poncio/Echevarria (HU) def. Macri/Morales (BC) 8-5
#2 - Manzo/Martinez (HU) def. Ferguson/Petersen (BC) 8-4
#3 - Shembarger/VanDosen (BC) def. Buttermore/Jacob Shelton (HU) 8-3

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 274 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.