ORLANDO, Fla. – The Earlham College men's tennis team snapped a two-game skid on Wednesday with a 6-2 win over Calvin College (Mich.) in the third match on the Quakers' spring break trip.
The Quakers took a 2-1 lead after doubles. Senior Jack Ventura-Cruess and sophomore Vitalii Stadnyk improved to 8-2 on the season with an 8-5 win over Matt VanWinkle and Matt Taylor Ashfour at first doubles. Earlham's other doubles win came at third doubles as sophomore Vojislav Tatarevic and freshman Nicola Manni defeated Jason Wolters and Andrew Airgood 8-6 at third doubles. Calvin won second doubles 8-2.
Tatarevic followed up his doubles victory with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Christopher Dausman at fifth singles. The win was the eighth singles victory of the season for the Belgrade, Serbia, native.
Stadnyk and Ventura-Cruess won their first and six singles matches respectively in straight sets. Freshman Adarsh Singh picked up a 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-6) win over VanWinkle at second singles.
The Knights won fourth singles 6-0, 6-2 and were ahead 7-5, 1-1 at third singles when the match was called due to extreme heat.
Earlham will face Franklin & Marshall College (Pa.) tomorrow (Thursday) at 8 a.m. in the final match of the Quakers' spring trip.