Vivas brothers named Forester Athletes of Week

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2009-10-13
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of Oct. 12-18. Brothers and tennis standouts senior Gonzalo Vivas and sophomore Martin Vivas earned the honors for their outstanding efforts during the week’s competitions.

Both from Lima, Peru, Gonzalo is a business management major, and Martin is a computer science major.

Heading into the MCC Conference Tournament this past weekend, the Vivas brothers were looking to defend their 2008 MCC #1 Doubles Tournament Champion title. As the sixth seed, they knocked off three-seeded Goshen 8-6 in the opening round. The brothers went on to upend two-seeded Grace 8-4 in semifinals play. In the championship round, the Vivas duo outlasted fourth-seeded Indiana Wesleyan 8-5 to become the 2009 MCC #1 Doubles Tournament Champs for the second straight year.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past eleven years, Huntington has produced 64 NAIA All-America honors and 158 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. In 2008, Forbes.com listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
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Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
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