HU drops 6-3 decision to Davenport

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Forester men's tennis team turned around to play again on Saturday and ran up against a solid Davenport University squad who handed HU its second 6-3 loss in as many days.

After a back and forth doubles session, Khudziy and Velez came out with the only HU win. In singles play, Khudziy and Velez each grabbed a win in their respective match. Khudziy beat Vitaly Shumilov in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, while Velez stormed back after his 2-6 first set loss to overwhelm Victor Roland in the next two sets, 6-1, 6-2, for the come-from-behind win.

Huntington (5-9) is back in action on April 14 when they host Trine University at 10:00 a.m.

Singles Recap
#1 Vlad Khudziy (HU) def. Vitaly Shumilov (DU) 6-2, 6-3
#2 Augusto Velez (HU) def. Victor Roland (DU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
#3 Matheus Moreira de Carvalho (DU) def. Jose Hungria (HU) 6-2, 6-3
#4 Eric Pell (DU) def. Martin Vivas (HU) 6-0, 6-2
#5 Keaton Briggs (DU) def. Steve Blinco (HU) 6-0, 6-0
#6 Tyler Chambers (DU) def. Zakk Sparks (HU) 6-3, 6-1

Double Recap
#1 Khudziy/Velez (HU) def. Shumilov/Roland (DU) 8-6
#2 Briggs/Carvalho (DU) def. Hungria/Sparks (HU) 8-6
#3 Pell/Chambers (DU) def. Vivas/Blinco (HU) 8-6 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 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. 


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director