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Velez named Forester Athlete of the Week

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athlete of the Week for the week of April 2-8, 2012. Men’s tennis senior Augusto Velez earned the honor for her outstanding efforts during the week’s competitions.

Velez, a Computer Science major from Lima, Peru won all four of his matches this past weekend. The Foresters opened their spring season against 13th-ranked Aquinas College on Friday. Velez teamed up with Vlad Khudziy at No. 1 doubles for a 9-8 win before beating his opponent in straight sets at #2 singles.

On Saturday against Davenport University, Velez tag-teamed with Khudziy to take care of business in doubles action and then headed into singles play where he mounted a come-from-behind win. After dropping the first set 2-6, Velez bounced back to dominate the next two sets, 6-1, 6-2, for the win.

The Foresters are currently 5-9. They return to action on April 14 when they host Trine University at 10:00 a.m.