It took all nine matches to determine a winner as the Foresters edged Kalamazoo Valley Community College 5-4. After winning two of three doubles, HC needed sophomore Daron Short to come from behind to secure the victory. Dropping the first set 6-1, Short rallied to win the second set 6-3. With the third set even at five, he played two big games to take the win.
With #1 player Tyler Moore sidelined with an injury, the Foresters were forced to move everyone up one position and rearrange the doubles teams. “We knew that we would have to step it up a bit if we were going to win,” said Coach Turner. “KVCC is a solid team and I knew we would just have to concentrate and believe in ourselves.”
Short and Ross Blakely were both double winners on the day. Short also teamed with Jason Stump at #2 doubles for the 8-3 win. Blakely and partner Brandon Curtis won 8-5 at #3 doubles and then Blakely quickly put away his opponent 6-1, 6-1 at #6 singles.