Story by Jacob Thigpen
RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College men's tennis team split matches today in the doubleheader against Trine University and Indiana Institute of Technology on Sunday. The Quakers defeated Trine 8-1 in their first match and fell to Indiana Tech 8-1 in the afternoon.
Earlham started the day strong by taking the first three doubles matches against Trine. Sophomore Fernando Bulnes Aramburu and freshman Brandon Giordanelli secured the first point with an 8-1 victory at second doubles. Senior Vitalii Stadnyk and sophomore Aleksandr Sergeev followed suit with an 8-4 victory at first doubles. Junior Adarsh Singh and freshman Hyunseong Ahn completed the sweep with an 8-6 victory.
Stadnyk, Bulnes Aramburu, Singh and Sergeev made quick work of their opponents, winning in straight sets and dropping only four games in their respective matches. Giordanelli fought back after losing the first set to win his match 10-6 in a third set super tiebreaker.
In the loss to the Warriors, the Quakers started off getting swept in doubles. The third doubles team of sophomore Jason Lawson and Singh were down two breaks early before fighting back to force a tiebreaker. They eventually fell 8-6 in the tiebreaker.
Stadnyk was the lone win for the Quakers in Sunday's afternoon loss. He defeated Indiana Tech's Fernando Sousa 6-3, 6-4. Sophomore Joaquin Lerner and Giordanelli were able to force third set super tiebreaker but ended up falling 10-6 and 10-8 respectively.
This concludes the fall season dual matches for Earlham. This weekend the Quakers will travel to the Oberlin Invitational in Ohio.