Yellowjackets cruise past HU in Mobile

Mobile, Ala. - Up against #12 seeded Graceland University (IA) in first round action of the 2011 NAIA National Tennis Tournament in Mobile, Alabama, the No. 21 Forester men’s tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to the Yellowjackets on Tuesday morning to bring their season to a close.

The highlight of the day came at #1 doubles where Vlad Khudziy and Augusto Velez teamed up to grab an exciting 9-7 win over Graceland’s Remy Caffardo, the third-ranked player in the country according to the latest Campbell/ITA college tennis ranking, and Carlos Yanes.

Khudziy entered the national tournament as the 20th-ranked player n the ITA rankings. The Foresters wrap-up their stellar season with an overall record of 13-4.

Singles Recap:
#1 - Remy Caffardo (GU) def. Vlad Khudziy (HU) 6-2, 6-3
#2 – Carlo Yanes (GU) def. Augusto Velez (HU) 6-2, 6-1
#3 – Yassir El Ghazi (GU) def. Jose Hungria (HU) 6-2, 6-4
#4 – Kai Drwecki (GU) def. Martin Vivas (HU) 6-0, 6-2
#5 – Laurentsi Arakhamiya (GU) def. Jameel Brenneman (HU) 6-0, 6-1
#6 – Yann Lironi (GU) def. Jon Brenneman (HU) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles Recap:
#1 – Vlad Khudziy/Augusto Velez (HU) def. Remy Caffardo/Carlo Yanes (GU) 9-7
#2 – Yassir El Ghazi/Kai Drwecki (GU) def. Jameel Brenneman/Josie Hungria (HU) 8-2
#3 – Daniel Ramirez/Jeremy Ackerer (GU) def. Martin Velez/Jon Brenneman (HU) 8-2
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 173 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
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