Men's Tennis Topples Transylvania 7-2

Men's Tennis Topples Transylvania 7-2


RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College men's tennis team improved to 3-0 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play with a 7-2 win over Transylvania University on Sunday.

The Quakers swept all three doubles fights. Senior Jack Ventura-Cruess and sophomore Vitalii Stadnyk bounced back from their first doubles loss against Franklin on Saturday with an 8-0 sweep of Robert Albrecht and Zachary Meikle.

Sophomore Vojislav Tatarevic and freshman Nicola Manni won their ninth doubles match as a partnership, defeating Joshua Buckman and Sam Hodgson 8-4 at third doubles. Sophomore Adam Schwartz and freshman Adarsh Singh rounded out the doubles sweep with an 8-5 win at second doubles.

Standyk improved to 12-5 at first singles with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Albrecht. Tatarevic (14 wins) and Ventura-Cruess (12 wins) also earned straight-set victories in their fifth and sixth singles matches respectively. Manni defeated Dylan Connor 6-3, 6-1 at third singles.

Transylvania won their two match points with two-set wins at second and fourth singles.

Earlham improves to 3-0 in the HCAC and 9-8 overall with the win. The Quakers will face Mount St. Joseph at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.