INDIANAPOLIS – Earlham College saw its drive for a fifth Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's tennis championship fall just shy of the mark, as the Quakers fell to defending champion Rose-Hulman, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon at the West Indy Racquet Club.
The loss marked the second straight year, and third time over the last four seasons, that the Quakers have fallen to the Engineers in the HCAC tournament championship match.
The Engineers converted their 2-1 advantage coming out of doubles play by picking up victories at no. 1, 4, and 5 singles, with the Quakers' Nicola Manni forcing a second set tiebreaker at no. 4 before falling to RHIT's Andrew Schiffman, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4). Earlham picked up its lone singles point at no. 6 singles, where Joaquin Lerner recorded a 7-5, 6-2 win over Brendan Goldacker.
Earlham completed its 2017-18 season with a 20-5 overall record.
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