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Huntington falls to Taylor 7-2

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UPLAND, Ind. - The Forester men’s tennis team came up short in a rain-interrupted match on Saturday at Taylor (3-3, 2-2) to suffer a 7-2 loss to the Trojans. HU (1-5) is currently sitting in 5th in the league standings with a 1-3 conference record.  

The loss snapped HU's five-game win streak over TU.

The morning started with Taylor sweeping three close doubles matches before winning at four of the six spots in singles play. Ignacio Poncio and Jokubas Zadeikis were HU’s lone winners. Poncio made quick work of Stephen All, 6-2, 6-0, and Zadeikis also won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, over Jacob Scott.

Next up for the Foresters is an away match against Goshen at 4:00 p.m.

No. 1 Juan Ramirez (TU) def. Joseph Straznicky (HU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Stephen All (TU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 3 Chris Robbins (TU) def. Giovanni Martinez (HU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 Alex Jung (TU) def. Volodymyr Kohut (HU) 7-5, 6-2
No. 5 Jokubas Zadeikis (HU) def. Jacob Scott (TU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Jonathan Forte (TU) def. Daniel Strom (HU) 6-3, 1-6, 10-6

No. 1 Ramirez/Jung (TU) def. Straznicky/Poncio (HU) 8-5
No. 2 Robbins/All (TU) def. Martinez/Zadeikis (HU) 8-6
No. 3 Scott/Alex Hunter (TU) def. Kohut/Strom (HU) 8-5

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 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.