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HU tennis wraps up regular season with 5-4 win over Goshen

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GOSHEN, Ind. - The Forester men’s tennis team finished in a tie for second in the final Crossroads League standings with a 5-4 win over Goshen College Saturday afternoon.

HU jumped out to a 2-1 advantage over the Maple Leafs after doubles play and held that lead the rest of the way to secure the W.

With this win, HU (9-3) wraps up regular season league play with a 7-2 record as does Marian with the tiebreaker favoring the Knights because they beat Eckert’s crew head-to-head.

As such, Huntington will enter the CL tournament as the No. 3 seed and will host No. 6 seed Taylor on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. in the quarterfinals.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 - Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Eric Zuercher (GC) 6-0, 6-2
#2 - Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Juan Miguel Ciudad (GC) 7-6, 6-4
#3 - Kartikeya Sharma (GC) def. Giovanni Martinez (HU) 6-3, 6-1
#4 - Aritha Weerasinghe (GC) def. Mariano Echevarria (HU) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
#5 - Jacob Shelton (HU) def. Lukas Kanther (GC) 6-4, 6-2
#6 - Evan Beck (GC) def. Brody Worl (HU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 - Echevarria/Poncio (HU) def. Ciudad/Sharma (GC) 8-3
#2 - Manzo/Martinez (HU) def. Knather/Luke Rush (GC) 8-2
#3 - Weerasinghe/Zuercher (GC) def. Buttermore/Shelton (HU) 8-4

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.