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Forester men's tennis picks up 11th win

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The Forester men’s tennis team collected another win Saturday afternoon by breezing to an 8-1 decision over Prairie State College at Wildwood Tennis Club. HU is now 2-0-1 this spring, 11-4-1 overall.

After posting two wins in doubles action, Huntington went on to win in straight sets in five out of their six singles matches for the W. The Pioneers (6-4), a member of the National Junior College Athletics Association, picked up its only win at No. 2 doubles.

Coach Eckert and crew are back in action next Saturday when they travel to Earlham for a 3:00 p.m. matchup with the Quakers.


#1 - Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Jofre Tura (PSC) 6-7, 6-4 (10-8)

#2 - Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Anthony Kendall (PSC) 6-3, 6-4

#3 - Giovanni Martinez (HU) def. James Kirkham (PSC) 6-1, 6-1

#4 - Mariano Echevarria (HU) def. Natnael Fekadu (PSC) 6-4, 7-5

#5 - Luke Buttermore (HU) def. Zachariah Perez (PSC) 6-1, 6-1

#6 - Brody Worl (HU) def. Charles Granston (PSC) 6-0, 6-0


#1 - Poncio/Echevarria (HU) def. Tura/Kirkham (PSC) 8-6

#2 - Fekadu/Kendall (PSC) def. Manzo/Martinez (HU) 8-6

#3 - Buttermore/Worl (HU) def. Perez/Granston (PSC) 8-0


Competing a player down, the HU women’s tennis team came up on the short end of a 6-3 decision to Purdue Northwest (7-15) Saturday afternoon at Match Point Tennis and Fitness Club. It was the Foresters’ first match of the spring and just their fourth loss of the year against 14 wins.

Huntington’s three wins all came in in singles action with Meg Dolde, Lisa Colling and Anastasiia Evstifeeva each cruising to the W. Between the threesome, they gave up just 11 games.

“I was very pleased with the team’s effort today,” said Coach Ferguson. “Especially considering we were down a player from the start and our last competitive match was in October.”

HU is back in action on April 20-21 to compete in the Mark Richards Tournament.


#1 - Lena van Bergen (PNW) def. Constanze Golz (HU) 1-6, 7-6, 10-5

#2 - Meg Dolde (HU) def. Brooke Foltz (PNW) 6-2, 6-2

#3 - Lisa Colling (HU) def. Pia Schmedding (PNW) 6-3, 6-2

#4 - Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) def. Cynthia Basu-Chavez (PNW) 6-0, 6-2

#5 - Abby Kvachkoff (PNW) def. Charlotte Seth (HU) 6-0, 6-1

#6 - PNW win by default


#1 - Foltz/van Bergen (PNW) def. Golz/Dolde (HU) 8-4

#2 - Schmedding/Yepez (PNW) def. Colling/Evstifeeva (HU) 8-4

#3 - PNW win by default