HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina – The Earlham College men's tennis team split a pair of matches on day three of its spring trip, falling to Oberlin College 8-1 and defeating Frostburg State University (Maryland) 9-0 on Wednesday.
In the loss to the Yeomen, junior Vitalii Stadnyk came from a set down to defeat Ian Paik 3-6, 7-6 (6), 1-0 (5) at first singles.
Oberlin won (8-5) the other eight flights including all three doubles matches while surrendering no more than three games at either first, second, or third doubles.
A dozen Quakers played in the victory over the Bobcats. Stadnyk teamed up with junior Adam Schwartz for an 8-3 win over Shasta Braithwaite and Marcus Bowers at first doubles. A pair of freshmen, Karun Rathi and Jason Lawson, defeated Aaron Beckner and David Cotton 8-2 at second doubles. The Quakers competed the sweep of doubles with an 8-1 triumph at third doubles.
Earlham won each singles flight in straight sets. The closest match came at second singles as sophomore Adarsh Singh edged Marcus Bowers 6-1, 6-4. No other Bulldog won more than two games in any set.
The Quakers are 6-5 overall and conclude their spring trip tomorrow (Thursday) against Southwestern College (Kansas) at 4 p.m.