Men's Tennis Splits Matches Against Ohio Foes on Saturday

Men's Tennis Splits Matches Against Ohio Foes on Saturday

DAYTON, Ohio – The Earlham College men's tennis team split two matches on Saturday, falling to Baldwin Wallace 6-3 and rebounded to defeat Wittenberg 7-2 at the Dayton Center Courts on Saturday.

In the loss to the Yellow Jackets, the Quakers won two of three doubles flights. Senior Jack Ventura-Cruess and sophomore Vitalii Stadnyk improved to 3-0 on the season with a 9-7 win over Peter Harris and Doug Ganim. Sophomore Vojislav Tatarevic and freshman Nicola Manni won their third doubles flight 8-3 over Kevin Frederick and Matt Harris.

Baldwin Wallace avoided going down 3-0 with an 8-5 win at second doubles.

Tatarevic won the lone singles match for the Quakers, a 6-1, 6-3 win at sixth singles. The Yellow Jackets did win two three-set matches, however. Peter Harris defeated Stadnyk 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 at first singles while Dominic Polifrone edged Manni 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 at fourth singles.

The Yellow Jackets won second, third, and fifth singles in straight sets.

In the win over the Tigers, Earlham won all three doubles flights including a walkover at third doubles. Ventura-Cruess and Stadnyk remained unbeaten at first doubles with a 9-8 (7-3) win over Luke Minard and Matt Arroyo. Sophomore Gleb Babikov and Tatarevic won their second doubles match 8-6.

After a walkover victory at six singles, Tatarevic defeated Kieren Thomas 6-1, 6-1 at fourth singles. Babikov and freshman Adarsh Singh won their second and third singles matches in three sets.

Earlham stands at 2-2 on the season and returns to action at DePauw on Wednesday. The match is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m.