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Foresters pick up 8th win against Purdue Northwest

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Playing without top player, Ignacio Poncio, the HU men’s tennis team proved their depth Thursday afternoon by disposing of Purdue Northwest 6-3 at Klopfenstein Courts. With this win against a PNW crew transitioning to NCAA Division II, the Foresters improve to 8-3 on the year.

The day didn’t start off too well for the hosts as they earned just one point in doubles play but they quickly righted their wrong by winning all but one singles match to cruise to the win.

Eckert’s group will face Goshen College, in the middle of the pack in the league standings, Saturday in their last regular season match. A win against the Maple Leafs would secure at least a share of second place in the final CL standings.

The Crossroads League Tournament is slated to begin October 3.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 - Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Ulf Grosseloh (PNW) 6-4, 6-4
#2 - Giovanni Martinez (HU) def. Moritz Gisy (PNW) 0-6, 6-4, 10-8
#3 - Mauricio Villacres (PNW) def. Mariano Echevarria (HU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-5
#4 - Jacob Shelton (HU) def. Diego Pimentel (PNW) 7-6 (2), 6-2
#5 - Brody Worl (HU) def. Dru Kennedy (PNW) 6-1, 6-2
#6 - Luke Buttermore (HU) def. Carter Moldenhauer (PNW) 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 - Manzo/Martinez (HU) def. Grosseloh/Moldenhauer (PNW) 9-7
#2 - Gisy/Villacres (PNW) def. Buttermore/Shelton (HU) 8-3
#3 - Pimentel/Kennedy (PNW) def. Echevarria/Vova Kohut (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.