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HU kicks off spring season with 4-4 draw against Cornerstone

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Playing inside at Wildwood Racquet Club in Fort Wayne, the Huntington men’s tennis team opened up the spring portion of their schedule with a 4-4 draw against Cornerstone University (2-1-1). The match is the first of seven matches slated for this spring for the Foresters.  

Doubles play favored the Golden Eagles, who already had three spring matches in the books, 2-1, but the Foresters came roaring back to win three of the first five singles matches to pull even with CU 4-4. Unfortunately, the match ran long and the court reservation ended before the last and deciding singles match could be completed to make for the rare tie.

The Foresters finished the fall season 9-4 so their overall record after today’s stalemate stands at 9-4-1. HU is back at it on March 17 when they host Grace at 10:30 a.m.

#1 - Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Sam Ottosen (CU) 0-6, 6-2 (10-1)
#2 - Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Austin Hendrick 4-6, 6-0 (10-3)
#3 - Aliaksei Kanstantsinau (CU) def. Giovanni Martinez (HU) 6-3, 6-2
#4 - John Cocoma (CU) def. Luke Buttermore (HU) 6-2, 6-0
#5 - Mariano Echevarria vs. Dan Ribbink (CU)  DNF
#6 - Brody Worl (HU) def. Nick Kleitch (CU) 6-2, 6-0

#1 - Ottosen / Hendrick (CU) def. Poncio/Echevarria (HU) 8-7 (7-1)
#2 - Manzo/Martinez (HU) def. Kanstantsinau /Cocoma (CU) 8-3
#3 - Ribbink/Kleitch (CU) def. Buttermore/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.