Foresters drop 6-3 decision to #15 UNOH

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2013-08-29
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The University of Northwestern Ohio men’s tennis team proved why they deserve their No. 15 national ranking by handing HU a 6-3 loss Thursday afternoon at Klopfenstein Courts.

Things started off well for Huntington as they claimed two matches in doubles action. Vlad Khudziy and Jose Hungria teamed up at No. 1 doubles to make easy work of Daniel Rueda and Ronnie Myburgh 8-3 while Joseph Straznicky and Diego Inurritegui disposed of Thommy Johansson and Emin Alpan 8-4 at the #2 spot.

It was all Racer tennis after that as Khudziy was the only Forester to remain undefeated on the season with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rueda.

The Foresters (1-1) jump back into conference play on Tuesday when they travel to Taylor for a 4:00 p.m. contest.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 Vlad Khudziy (HU) def. Daniel Rueda (UNOH) 6-2, 6-1
#2 Emin Alpan (UNOH) def. Joseph Straznicky (HU) 7-6, 6-0
#3 Thommy Johansson (UNOH) def. Jose Hungria (HU) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6
#4 Ronnie Myburgh (UNOH) def. Diego Inurritegui (HU) 6-1, 6-0
#5 Michael Kock (UNOH) def. Joe Brenneman (HU) 6-1, 6-0
#6 Akira Kuwada (UNOH) def. Zakk Sparks (HU) 6-1, 6-0

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 Khudziy/Hungria (HU) def. Rueda/Myburgh (UNOH) 8-3
#2 Straznicky/Inurritegui (HU) def. Alpan/Johansson (UNOH) 8-4
#3 Kock/Rastko Tatarvic (UNOH) def. Brenneman/Sparks (HU) 8-2
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 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.
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