Forester netmen drop home opener to Cornerstone

Jose Hungria backhands a shot against Cornerstone University in doubles play with teammate Vlad Khudziy on Friday, Aug. 31 at the HU tennis courts. Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men's tennis team narrowly lost its home opener to Cornerstone University on Friday, Aug. 31, 4-5.

Vlad Khudziy took care of Elijah Yi at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-1. At No. 2 singles, Jose Hungria beat Austin Hunt, 6-1, 6-2. Diego Inurriteguy, at No. 3 singles, took down Chris Reed, 7-6, 6-1.

However, the Foresters, 0-2, were not as successful in the rest of their singles matches, with Zakk Sparks losing to John Andrew at fourth singles, 3-6, 1-6, Jacob Cross falling to Andrew Son at fifth singles, 0-6, 0-6, and Matthew Wilcox pressured by Alex Tarnow at sixth singles, 1-6, 3-6.

Khudziy and Hungria were the bright spot for Huntington in doubles play, defeating Yi and Hunt at first doubles, 8-4.

Inurriteguy and Sparks lost their No. 2 doubles match to Reed and Andrew, 7-9, and Cross and Wilcox had the same result at No. 3 doubles against Son and Chris Selva, 0-8.