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HUMT picks up a pair of wins over weekend

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington men’s tennis team picked up a pair of wins over the weekend at Klopfenstein Courts to improve to 4-2 on the season.

The Foresters took a break from league play Friday afternoon to edge past a talented Judson University squad 5-4.

After earning just one point in doubles play, HU was forced to play catch up in singles action and didn’t disappoint as the top three spots breezed to two-set wins while Brody Worl gutted out a W at No. 6 singles to slip past the Eagles.

“Our guys are playing more patiently at singles and being aggressive on the short balls,” said Coach Eckert. “Our goal this year is to be more of an attacking team in singles and doubles than we were last year.”

On Saturday, Huntington was back in action to host Mount Vernon Nazarene University, a program that launched a new era of tennis this fall having last competed in the late 1980s. It was a 9-0 sweep favoring the hosts for the quick win. HU is now 3-1 in conference play.

The Foresters are back in action on Tuesday with a road trip to Taylor to take on the Trojans at 3:00 p.m.

JUDSON UNIVERSITY
SINGLES RECAP
#1 - Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. John Mittvick (JU) 6-3, 6-3
#2 - Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Elish Hougland (JU) 6-0, 6-3
#3 - Giovanni Martinez (HU) def. Michael Bruen (JU) 6-2, 6-4
#4 - Christopher Veltkamp (JU) def. Mariano Echevarria (HU) 6-3, 6-3
#5 - Riley Rowan (JU) def. Jacob Shelton (HU) 6-2, 6-0
#6 - Brody Worl (HU) Joshua Gronowski (JU) 3-6, 6-3 (10-5)

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 - Mittvick/Hougland (JU) def. Poncio/Echevarria (HU) 8-6
#2 - Rowan/Veltkamp (JU) def. Manzo/Martinez (HU) 8-3
#3 - Luke Buttermore/Shelton (HU) def. Gronowski/Bruen (JU) 8-3

MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
SINGLES RECAP
#1 - Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Danny Mayotte (MVNU) 6-2, 6-0
#2 - Giovanni Martinez (HU) def. Logan Gauthier (MVNU) 6-1, 6-0
#3 - Mariano Echevarria (HU) def. Kevin Maurer (MVNU) 6-0, 6-0
#4 - Luke Buttermore (HU) def. Vince LoPrinzi  (MVNU) 6-0, 6-0
#5 - Brody Worl (HU) def. Eric Miller (MVNU) 6-0, 6-0
#6 - Mark Lewandowski (HU) def. Neill Vilt (MVNU) 6-0, 6-0

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 - Poncio/Echevarria (HU) def. Mayotte/Gauthier (MVNU) 8-4
#2 - Buttermore/Shelton (HU) def. Mauer/LoPrinzi (MVNU) 8-0
#3 - Martinez/Volodymyr Kohut (HU) def. Miller/Vilt (MVNU) 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 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.