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Foresters come from behind for 6-3 win over SAU

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SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – After posting just one win in doubles action, the HU men’s tennis team mounted an impressive comeback to win five of their six singles matches to escape the Cougar Tennis Courts with a 6-3 win over Spring Arbor University (3-4, 3-4) Tuesday afternoon.

With this win, the Foresters (5-5) improve to 5-2 in league play and remain in the hunt for a top spot in the conference standings. They wrap up Crossroads League play against Grace on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. A win against the Lancers would leave HU tied for second with Indiana Wesleyan.

The league tournament is slated to begin October 4.

No. 1 – Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Nick Romano (SAU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 – Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Alex Reinbold (SAU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 – Giovanni Martinez (HU) def. Vincent McShane (SAU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 4 – Dawid Baranowski (HU) def. Jonah Engle (SAU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 – Jacob Byrd (SAU) def. Luke Buttermore (HU) 6-0, 7-5, 10-6
No. 6 – Mariano Echevarria (HU) def. Sam Head (SAU) 6-4, 6-0

No. 1 – Romano/McShane (SAU) def. Poncio/Echevarria (HU) 9-8
No. 2 – Manzo/Martinez (HU) def. Byrd/Engle (SAU) 8-3
No. 3 – Reinbold/Josh Scott (SAU) def. Baranowski/Buttermore (HU) 8-6

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.