HU finishes fifth in MCC regular season

Huntington, Ind. - Playing two MCC matches over the weekend, the Forester men’s tennis team went 1-1 to finish fifth in conference play.

Against the University of Saint Francis, HU snagged a convincing 9-0 win on Friday afternoon.

After sweeping doubles play with 8-1 wins at all three spots, Huntington was just as dominate in singles action, giving up a total of only seven.

Singles Recap:
#1 Vlad Khudziy (HU) def. Ryan Mey (USF) 6-1, 6-0
#2 Augusto Velez (HU) def. Spencer Heise (USF) 6-0, 6-0
#3 Martin Vivas (HU) def. Tate Dishman (USF) 6-2, 6-0
#4 Jameel Brenneman (HU) def. JT Biggs (USF) 6-1, 6-1
#5 Jonathan Brenneman (HU) def. Michael Thompson (USF) 6-0, 6-1
#6 Zakk Sparks (HU) def. Jason Burkins (USF) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles Recap:
#1 Khudziy/Velez (HU) def. Mey/Dishman (USF) 8-1
#2 Jose Hungria/Ja. Brenneman (HU) def. Heise/Biggs (USF) 8-1
#3 Steve Blinco/Vivas (HU) def. Burkins/Kieran Barth (USF) 8-1

On Saturday, HU faced top-seeded Spring Arbor University and battled to the bitter end but didn’t fare as well, dropping a 7-2 decision.

With both teams going undefeated in MCC play at the No. 1 spot in singles and doubles action, Saturday proved to be the conference matchup of the season with the Cougars holding the upper hand.

The Spring Arbor duo of Thomas Calderone and Aaron Mayes teamed up to hand HU’s Vlad Khudziy and Augusto Velez their first loss of the season at #1 doubles. David Darling then outlasted Khudziy in singles play to remain undefeated on the year.

Singles Recap
#1 David Darling (SAU) def. Vlad Khudziy (HU) 7-5, 0-6, 7-6 (5)
#2 Augusto Velez (HU) def. Thomas Calderone (SAU) 7-6 (5), 6-2
#3 Aaron Mayes (SAU) def. Jose Hungria (HU) 6-2, 6-3
#4 Rafael Schuster (SAU) def. Martin Vivas (HU) 6-2, 7-6 (3)
#5 Andrew DeBruyn (SAU) def. Jameel Brenneman (HU) 6-2, 5-7, 10-8
#6 Jonathan Brenneman (HU) def. Nathan Scholten (SAU) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles Recap
#1 Calderone/Mayes (SAU) def. Khudziy/Velez (HU) 8-4
#2 Schuster/Darling (SAU) def. Hungria/Ja. Brenneman (HU) 8-3
#3 Scholten/Matt Wojtkowski (SAU) def. Vivas/Steve Blinco (HU) 8-3

The Foresters (4-5, 4-4) will matchup against 4th-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University in first round action of the MCC tournament slated to begin on Tuesday.

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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