RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College men's tennis team continues a four-match home stand with a 4:30 p.m. match against Mount St. Joseph University on Wednesday.
The Teams: Earlham and Mount St. Joseph. The Quakers enter the contest with a 9-8 overall record and a 3-0 mark in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC). The Lions are 3-9 and 0-4 in conference.
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. Justin Ray is in his fifth season leading the Lions men's tennis program.
The Players: Senior Jack Ventura-Cruess (sixth), sophomore Vitalii Stadnyk (first), and sophomore Vojislav Tatarevic (fifth) lead the Quakers with 48 combined singles victories in their respective flights. Stadnyk and Ventura-Cruess have a 13-4 record at first doubles on the season. Cooper Wade leads the Lions with four singles wins.
Singles and Doubles Team Stats: Earlham is 59-42 in singles competition and 32-19 in doubles matches this year. Mount St. Joseph is 21-50 in singles and 11-24 in doubles play.
HCAC Player of the Week Honors: Tatarevic is the reigning HCAC men's tennis player of the week. He went 3-0 in both singles and doubles in leading Earlham to three conference wins last week.
Coverage: Follow @EarlhamQuakers on Twitter for updates on the match.
Up Next: Earlham has a quick turnaround as it faces Manchester University on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.