HU netmen sweep USF, lose nail-biter to IT

Huntington University's second singles player, Rodrigo Manzo, returns a shot against his University of Saint Francis opponent on Saturday morning, Sept. 7. HU swept the match, 7-0.
Huntington University's second singles player, Rodrigo Manzo, returns a shot against his University of Saint Francis opponent on Saturday morning, Sept. 7. HU swept the match, 7-0. Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington University men’s tennis team swept Saint Francis in the morning but then got edged by Indiana Tech in the afternoon at Klopfenstein Courts on Saturday, Sept. 7.

HU won every match against USF in the opener, including a 6-0, 6-0 whitewashing for Mateo Ameller at third singles against Austin Schofield.

In first singles, Illia Turaba defeated Tannon Dishman, 6-0, 6-3; Rodrigo Manzo at second beat Jay Stanchin, 6-1, 6-3; Diego Tapia at fourth stopped Tyler Chrislieb, 6-1, 6-2; Brody Worl at fifth beat Reggie Garrett, 6-0, 6-2; and Ethan Hyde triumphed over Steve Mullaney at sixth, 6-1, 6-2.

Manzo and Ameller topped Stanchin and Dishman at first singles, 6-3; Turaba and Tapia beat Chrislieb and Tony Tmeh at second doubles, 6-2; and Andrew Yoder and Niko Rongos won third doubles over Luke Wogoman and Mullaney, 7-6.

HU got the doubles point against Tech but but only managed to win two of the six singles matches as it fell to 2-4 on the season.

Manzo and Ameller topped Tiego Neves and Juan Avellandeda, 6-2; and Turaba and Sebastian Salas were victorious at second doubles, 6-4, over Alavaro Gomez and Alvaro Garrido.

In singles Turaba beat Avellaneda at first in three sets, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, and Ameller at third defeated Neves, 7-6, 2-0 retired.

Manzo lost to Brunno Storani at second singles, 1-6, 4-6; Tapia lost at fourth to Raybin Chan, 3-6, 2-6; Salas fell at fifth to Garrido, 5-7, 4-6; and Worl at sixth lost to Andrews Leal, 4-6, 4-6.

The HU third doubles team of Tapia and Rongos fell to Storani and Jafer Infante, 1-6.