HU netmen close fall season with loss to Tiffin

The Huntington University men's tennis team closed out its fall season on Wednesday, Oct. 9, with a 3-6 loss to Tiffin.

Despite playing with a shuffled lineup, the Foresters managed to earn wins at first and second doubles to jump out to an early 2-1 lead, but singles proved to be all Dragons as they claimed five of the six wins to notch the victory.

Joseph Straznicky and Jose Hungria teamed up in doubles to register an 8-4 win over Robbie Ball and Agustin Mangone at the No. 1 spot. Diego Inurritegui and Zakk Sparks won by an identical score at No. 2 doubles over Brandon Fruits and Jordan Simon-Chopard.

Hungria went on to account for Huntington's only other win by polishing off Nicholas Almeida 6-4, 7-6 at fourth singles.

Straznicky went three sets with Mangone at first singles, 6-1, 5-7 (4-10); Inurritegui was edged by Robbie Ball at second, 3-6, 6-7; Joe Brenneman suffered a 2-6, 1-6 setback to Simon-Chopard at third; Jake Cross had no answers for Victor Fernandes at fifth, 0-6, 0-6; and Matthew Wilcox faded against Craig Martin at sixth, 3-6, 0-6.

Vlad Khudziy and Brenneman's 6-8 loss to Almeida and Chalin Cahlik at third doubles rounded out the Foresters' day.

Huntington concludes the fall portion of its season at 11-4.