Huntington, Ind. - The Forester men’s tennis team took one on the chin, dropping two matches on Saturday to move to 1-3 on the year, 1-2 in MCC play.
Up against a tough Indiana Wesleyan University team in the morning, the Foresters started off strong by grabbing wins at one and two doubles before getting tripped up in singles play to drop a 5-4 decision to the Wildcats.
#1 Vlad Khudziy (HU) def. Kyle Johnson (IWU) 6-2, 6-4
#2 Augusto Velez (HU) def. Adam Wroughton (IWU) 6-0, 6-1
#3 Luke Montgomery (IWU) def. Jose Hungria (HU) 7-5, 6-3
#4 Brooks Ayers (IWU) def. Martin Vivas (HU) 6-4, 6-4
#5 Daniel Stoddard (IWU) def. Jameel Brenneman (HU) 6-2, 6-3
#6 Drew Schoonmaker (IWU) def. Jonathan Brenneman (HU) 4-6 (7-4), 7-5, 6-0
#1 Khudziy/Velez (HU) def. Johnson/Wroughton (IWU) 8-3
#2 Hungria/Ja. Brenneman (HU) def. Stoddard/Montgomery (IWU) 9-8 (7-4)
#3 Ayers/Alex Hornett (IWU) def. Zakk Sparks/Steve Blinco (HU) 8-3
HU took the courts again in the afternoon to face the University of Northwestern Ohio, a rescheduled match from earlier this week, and again found themselves on the losing side of things. The Racers remained undefeated on the year with a 7-2 win over the Foresters.
Khudziy claimed his fourth win in singles action at the No. 1 spot and then teamed up with Velez to grab another victory in doubles play but that’s where the winning stopped as the Racers took care of business at every other position to cruise to the win.
The Foresters (1-3, 1-2) travel to Mishawaka on Tuesday to take on Bethel College at 1:00 p.m.
#1 Khudziy (HU) def. Gustavo Rueda (UNOH) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
#2 Jeff Brown (UNOH) def. Velez (HU) 7-5 (retired)
#3 Emin Alpan (UNOH) def. Hungria (HU) 6-4, 7-5
#4 Alexander Hager (UNOH) def. Vivas 6-1, 6-1
#5 Sam Rutter (UNOH) def. Jo. Brenneman (HU) 6-2, 7-5
#6 Paulo Conceicao (UNOH) def. Blinco (HU) 6-4, 6-0
#1 Khudziy/Velez (HU) def. Brown/Juan Cardenas (UNOH) 8-2
#2 Hager/Rutter (UNOH) def. Ja. Brennaman/Hungria 8-4
#3 Akira Kuwada/Rueda (UNOH) def. Sparks/Vivas (HU) 8-4