Huntingdon falls to nationally ranked NAIA and Division II teams

Senior Justin McQueen won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles against Florida Tech on Tuesday. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)
Senior Justin McQueen won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles against Florida Tech on Tuesday. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)

By Chuck Tidmore

Sports Information Assistant 


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Huntingdon men's tennis team lost a pair of matches on Tuesday.

The Hawks (6-10) lost 8-1 to Division II Florida Tech and 9-0 to NAIA Keiser University. Florida Tech is ranked 48th in Division II while Keiser is ranked No. 3 in NAIA.

The Hawks dropped their opening match of the day to Keiser. The Skyhawks have the No. 30 and No. 44 singles players in the country and their No. 2 team of Julian Turosienski and Romi Ugarte are ranked 14th in the country.

Against No. 48 Florida Tech, Justin McQueen won at No. 2 singles to give the Hawks their only win for the day. McQueen took a 6-2, 6-2 win.

Huntingdon will play Eckerd on Wednesday in Tampa, Fla.


Match Results

vs. #3 Keiser University


No. 1: #30 Bastien Sorg (KU) def. John Jones (HC) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Clement Raymond (KU) def. Justin McQueen (HC) 6-0, 6-1

No. 3: Nicolas Guerschanik (KU) def. Adam Self (HC) 6-1, 6-1

No. 4: #44 Arthur Bonnaud (KU) def. Bailey Burns (HC) 6-1, 6-0

No. 5: Romai Ugarte (KU) def. Ben Marler (HC) 6-0, 6-0

No. 6: Shaquille Taylor (KU) def. Mark Melchor (HC) 6-1, 6-0



No. 1: Sorg-Taylor (KU) def. Jones-Burns (HC) 8-4

No. 2: #14 Turosienski-Ugarte (KU) def. McQueen-Ryan Runager (HC) 8-2

No. 3: Raymond-Bonnaud (KU) def. Self-Marler (HC) 8-2


Match Results

vs. #48 Florida Tech


No. 1: Gerard Carpinell (FT) def. John Jones (HC) 6-2, 6-1

No. 2: Justin McQueen (HC) def. Ivan Shapovalov (FT) 6-2, 6-2

No. 3: Kleanthis Zisis (FT) def. Adam Self (HC) 6-1, 6-1

No. 4: Silviu Solomon (FT) def. Bailey Burns (HC) 6-1, 6-1

No. 5: Jamison Burch (FT) def. Ben Marler (HC) 6-2, 6-3

No. 6: Lee Schmidt (FT) def. Mark Melchor (HC) 6-4, 6-1



No. 1: Carpinell-Shapovalov (FT) def. Jones-Burns (HC) 9-8

No. 2: Schmidt-Zisis (FT) def. McQueen-Runager (HC) 8-6

No. 3: Burch-Solomon (FT) def. Self-Marler (HC) 8-2


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