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HU tennis rolls over Taylor 7-2

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The HU men’s tennis team logged its second league win Monday afternoon at Klopfenstein Courts by running away with a 7-2 decision over Taylor University. It marks the fifth time in last six outings that the Foresters have enjoyed a win over the Trojans.

Huntington outlasted their visitors at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to get off on the right foot before picking up five wins in singles action to cruise to the easy victory. Both wins in doubles came down to the wire with Giovanni Martinez and Mariano Echevarria edging past Stephen All and Chris Robbins at the #2 spot 8-6 while Dawid Baranowski and Luke Buttermore squeaked past Alex Hunter and Jacob Scott 9-7 for a second doubles win.  

With this win, Huntington improves to 2-3 overall, 2-1 in league play while Taylor drops to 2-4 overall, 2-2 in the conference. The Foresters head to Grand Rapids (Mich.) on Thursday for the ITA Regionals.

SINGLES RECAP
No. 1 – Juan Ramirez (TU) def. Ignacio Poncio (HU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 – Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Stephen All (TU) 6-1, 6-4
No. 3 – Giovanni Martinez (HU) Andre Danelli (TU) 6-4, 6-1
No. 4 – Dawid Baranowski (HU) def. Salvado Lo Cascio (TU) 6-0, 6-2
No. 5 – Luke Buttermore (HU) def. Alex Jung (TU) 6-4, 3-6, 11-9
No. 6 –Mariano Echevarria (HU) def. Alex Hunter (TU) 1-6, 6-1, 10-2

DOUBLES RECAP
No. 1 – Jung/Ramirez (TU) def. Poncio/Manzo (HU) 8-2
No. 2 –Martinez/ Echevarria (HU) def. All/Chris Robbins (TU) 8-6
No. 3 –Baranowski/Buttermore (HU) def. Hunter/Jacob Scott (TU) 9-7

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.