Men's Tennis Hands Hanover 6-3 Loss

Men's Tennis Hands Hanover 6-3 Loss


RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College men's tennis team won its second consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) match on Monday, defeating Hanover College 6-3 at the Earlham Tennis Courts.

Juniors Vitalii Stadnyk and Vojislav Tatarevic improved to 7-4 at first doubles on the year with an 8-5 win over Drake Colhessy and Dakota Smith. Sophomore Nicola Manni and freshman Aleksandr Sergeev gave the Quakers a 2-0 lead with an 8-6 triumph over Jonathan Helmers and Landon Carrico at third doubles.

Earlham nearly completed the doubles sweep, but Brent Barrett and Mitchell Minniear edged sophomore Adarsh Singh and freshman Fernando Bulnes Aramburu 9-8 (5) at second doubles.

The Quakers, who fell to the Panthers 5-4 in the regular season finale last year, got their revenge with swift, straight-set victories at fourth, fifth, and six singles. The Panthers took second singles 6-4, 6-0 while Bulnes Aramburu defeated Dakota Smith 7-6 (3), 6-3 at third singles.

Stadnyk and Carrico split sets at first singles, and with the match in hand for Earlham, the two played a match tiebreaker for the third set. Carrico edged Stadnyk 10-8 in the tiebreaker, marking Stadnyk's first regular season conference defeat of his career.

Earlham improves to 10-5 overall and 2-0 in the HCAC with the victory. The Quakers continue conference play with a match at Transylvania University on Wednesday.