RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College men's tennis team travels to DePauw University for a 4:30 p.m. match with the Tigers on Wednesday.
The Teams: Earlham and DePauw. The Quakers stand at 2-2 on the year after splitting a pair of matches on Saturday, falling to Baldwin-Wallace and defeating Wittenberg. The Tigers are 3-1 on the season including 2-1 in the spring. DePauw has victories over Centre and Wooster.
The Coaches: Justin Roe is in his second season as head men's tennis coach at Earlham. He led the Quakers to an 11-10 record last season and a berth in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Tournament finals. Scott Riggle is in his seventh season as head men's tennis coach at DePauw.
The Players: Senior Jack Ventura-Cruess and sophomore Vitalii Stadnyk are a perfect 4-0 at first doubles for the Quakers this season. Sophomore Vojislav Tatarevic and freshman Nicola Manni are also perfect, sitting with a 3-0 record at third doubles. Dan Rodefeld leads the Tigers at first singles and first doubles and has won his last two matches at both flights.
Doubles Prowess: As a team, Earlham is 10-2 in doubles with the only two losses coming at second doubles.
North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Foes: The Quakers are 1-1 against NCAC opponents, beating Wittenberg and falling to Wabash. DePauw is a member of the NCAC.
Regional Ranking: DePauw is ranked No. 7 in the most recent Central Region Rankings (Nov. 3, 2015). The next set of rankings are scheduled to be released on March 3.
Coverage: Follow @EarlhamQuakers on Twitter for updates on the match.
Up Next: Earlham continues its road swing with a 9 a.m. match against Wooster on March 5.