Forester men cruise past Pilots

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2011-09-13
Mishawaka, Ind. - The Huntington men's tennis team registered their second MCC win with a 7-2 road victory over the Pilots of Bethel College on Tuesday afternoon. The Foresters improve to 2-3 on the season, 2-2 in MCC action.

HU started off strong by grabbing two wins in doubles play before snagging five more in singles action to cruise to the convincing win. After splitting the first two sets, Martin Vivas outlasted Joe Rallo in a thrilling 7-5 third set to earn a win at the No. 3 spot. The Foresters ripped off straight set wins in their other four singles' victories.

The Foresters will be competing in the ITA Regionals slated for later this week.

Singles Recap:
#1 Vlad Khudziy (HU) def. Nathan Baker (BC) 6-2, 6-0
#2 Augusto Velez (HU) def. Stephen Ward (BC) 6-4, 6-0
#3 Jose Hungria (HU) def. Alex Tsikouris (BC) 6-1, 6-2
#4 Martin Vivas (HU) def. Joe Rallo (BC) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
#5 Rosten Hamman (BC) def. Jameel Brenneman (HU) 1-6, 6-4 (11-9)
#6 Jonathan Brenneman (HU) def. Rafael Barreto (BC) 6-1, 6-3

Double Recap:
#1 Khudziy/Velez (HU) def. Ward/Caleb Hadden (BC) 8-1
#2 Baker/Tsikouris (BC) def. Hungria/Ja. Brenneman (HU) 9-8 (7-4)
#3 Vivas/Steve Blinco (HU) def. Derrike Kolb/Trenton Stout (BC) 8-4
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. 
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