RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College men's tennis team won its second consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) match on Monday, defeating Hanover College 6-3 at the Earlham Tennis Courts.
Juniors Vitalii Stadnyk and Vojislav Tatarevic improved to 7-4 at first doubles on the year with an 8-5 win over Drake Colhessy and Dakota Smith. Sophomore Nicola Manni and freshman Aleksandr Sergeev gave the Quakers a 2-0 lead with an 8-6 triumph over Jonathan Helmers and Landon Carrico at third doubles.
The Quakers, who fell to the Panthers 5-4 in the regular season finale last year, got their revenge with swift, straight-set victories at fourth, fifth, and six singles. The Panthers took second singles 6-4, 6-0 while Bulnes Aramburu defeated Dakota Smith 7-6 (3), 6-3 at third singles.
Stadnyk and Carrico split sets at first singles, and with the match in hand for Earlham, the two played a match tiebreaker for the third set. Carrico edged Stadnyk 10-8 in the tiebreaker, marking Stadnyk's first regular season conference defeat of his career.
Earlham improves to 10-5 overall and 2-0 in the HCAC with the victory. The Quakers continue conference play with a match at Transylvania University on Wednesday.