Men's Tennis Hosts Franklin and Indiana Tech Sunday

Men's Tennis Hosts Franklin and Indiana Tech Sunday

RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College men's tennis team closes out its home schedule with a pair of matches on Sunday. The Quakers will face Franklin College in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) contest at 11 a.m. followed by Indiana Institute of Technology at 4 p.m.

The Teams: Earlham, Franklin, and Indiana Tech. The Quakers are 14-5 overall and bring a nine-match winning streak into Sunday. Earlham is also looking to remain undefeated in HCAC play. The Grizzlies are 8-8 overall and 5-3 in conference play while the Warriors are also 8-8 overall.

The Coaches: Shawn Hyden is in his first season as head men's tennis coach at Earlham. The Mount Union College alumnus spent the last two seasons as head men's and women's tennis coach at Arcardia University when he led the Knights to the Mid Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Tournament championship match. Rusty Hughes has coached the Franklin men's tennis team since 2000 while Brandt Danals is in his second season as head coach at Indiana tech.

The Players: Junior Vitalii Stadnyk leads the Quakers with 13 wins at first singles while freshman Fernando Bulnes Aramburu has a 12-3 record playing second and third singles. Stadnyk and fellow junior Vojislav Tatarevic are the Quakers' best-performing doubles team with nine wins. The Warrior have two players (Kino de Leon and Rui Lima) that have nine singles victories. Mikel Oscoz and Fernando Sousa have seven doubles victories for Indiana Tech.

HCAC Player of the Week: Freshman Aleksandr Sergeev is the reigning HCAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week. Sergeev finished last week 7-0 including four doubles victories with sophomore Nicola Manni.

Dual Match Team Statistics: Earlham is 77-37 (.675) as a team in singles competition compared to 40-17 (.712) in doubles play. Indiana Tech is 48-45 (.516) in singles play and 22-25 (.468) in doubles competition.

Coverage: Follow @EarlhamQuakers and @ECQuakerTennis on Twitter for updates on the matches.

Up Next: Earlham travels to Mount St. Joseph University on Wednesday before heading to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for the regular season finale on Saturday.