Men’s tennis takes two matches on Ohio swing

Joaquin Lerner and Jason Lawson

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio – Earlham College men's tennis swept a pair of matches during a swing through Ohio on Saturday, posting a 5-4 win over the College of Wooster before recording a 9-0 shutout against Franciscan University of Steubenville.

AGAINST THE FIGHTING SCOTS

Earlham took two out of the three doubles matches against Wooster, with Jason Lawson and Aitor Zerdilas-Herrera combining for an 8-4 victory at no. 2. Nicola Manni and Nikolaos Trikkas-Psomas teamed up for an 8-3 win at no. 3 doubles.

In singles play, Zerdilas-Herrera and Manni each recorded straight-set victories at no. 1 and no. 5 singles respectively, while Aleksandr Sergeev required a third set at no. 2 singles before recording the 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win.

AGAINST THE BARONS

Earlham posted three convincing wins in doubles play, and carried that momentum forward with straight-set victories in all six singles matches.

Elijah Sadler and Adarsh Singh had the toughest doubles test at no. 3 doubles, where they were taken to 8-6 by the Franciscan tandem of Walter Matt and Billy Presume.

Moving into singles play, Sergeev found himself in the most challenging of the six singles pairings, but he eventually defeated Franciscan's Gary Pierre, 6-2, 6-3.

TEAM RECORD

Earlham evens its spring slate at 2-2 following Saturday's victories.

NEXT UP

The Quakers have a comparatively light week ahead with just one match on tap. However that match will be against Division I Wright State University, on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2:00 p.m. at the Aspen Racquet Club.