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HU tennis wraps up year with 7-2 loss to SJC

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RENSSELAER, Ind. – The HU men’s tennis team wrapped up the year with a 7-2 loss to St. Joseph’s College. SJC is closing its door after this academic year so Saturday’s outing was the Pumas’ last match in school history.

Brody Worl remained perfect in singles action this spring by picking up a win, 7-5, 6-0, at the #4 spot against Derek Wappel. Luke Buttermore was the other Forester to earn a point by handing Llyo Kolobykhau a 6-4, 1-6 (11-9) decision at #2 singles.

“We wrap up the spring season having gained a lot of experience by our mainly freshmen squad,” said Coach Kreg Eckert. “We now set our sights on the fall conference season which will start ramping up in a few months.”

Huntington finishes the year with a record of 9-9.

No. 1 – Nicolas Palacio (SJC) def. Giovanni Martinez (HU) 5-2, retired
No. 2 - Luke Buttermore (HU) def. Llyo Kolobykhau (SJC) 6-4, 1-6 (11-9)
No. 3 – Vincente Herrera (SJC) def. Jacob Shelton (HU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 – Brody Worl (HU) def. Derek Wappel (SJC) 7-5, 6-0
No. 5 – Joe Comerford (SJC) def. Volodymyr Kohut (HU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 – Juan Montenegro (SJC) def. Josh Deutsch (HU) 6-4, 6-2

No. 1 – Palacio/Comerford (SJC) def. Buttermore/Martinez (HU) 9-8 (7-2)
No. 2 – Herrera/ Kolobykhau (SJC) def. Kohut/Shelton (HU) 8-4
No. 3 – Wappel/ Montenegro (SJC) def. Deutsch/Worl (HU) 8-0

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.