Men's Tennis Travels to Manchester for HCAC Opener on Saturday

Men's Tennis Travels to Manchester for HCAC Opener on Saturday

RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College men's tennis team opens Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play with an 11 a.m. match at Manchester University on Saturday.

The Teams: Earlham and Manchester. The Quakers are 8-5 on a on a three-match winning streak. Earlham was scheduled to open HCAC play vs. Hanover College on Wednesday, but the match was postponed. The Spartans are 1-2 this season after opening HCAC play with a win at Mount St. Joseph University. Manchester faces Anderson University on Wednesday.

The Coaches: Shawn Hyden is in his first season as head men's tennis coach at Earlham. The Mount Union College alumnus spent the last two seasons as head men's and women's tennis coach at Arcardia University when he led the Knights to the Mid Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Tournament championship match. Eric Christiansen is in his 10th season leading the Manchester men's and women's tennis programs.

The Players: Junior Vitalii Stadnyk leads the Quakers with nine wins at first singles while freshman Fernando Bulnes Aramburu has an 8-5 record playing second and third singles. Stadnyk and fellow junior Vojislav Tatarevic are the Quakers' best-performing doubles team with five wins. Juan Ramirez leads the Trojans with seven first singles victories. Connor Eichenauer leads the Spartans with two singles victories.

Coverage: Follow @EarlhamQuakers and @ECQuakerTennis on Twitter for updates on the match. 

Up Next: Earlham travels to Transylvania University for a 4 p.m. contest on Wednesday, April 12.