TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Earlham College men's tennis team opened its 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference slate with a 7-2 loss to defending conference champion Rose-Hulman, 7-2, on Sunday afternoon at the Wabash Valley Tennis Center.
AGAINST THE FIGHTIN' ENGINEERS
Earlham picked up a single point out of doubles, after Nicola Manni and Nikolaos Trikkas-Psomas combined to post an 8-7 (9-7) victory at no. 2 doubles over the Rose-Hulman tandem of Joseph Conrad and Grant Stamper.
In singles play, Rose-Hulman won no. 1 and no. 6 singles by straight sets, with the remaining four matches requiring the full three sets – and three of those breaking in the Engineers' favor. The lone Quaker point in singles play came at no. 3 singles, where Trikkas-Psomas defeated Austin Perry, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
Earlham evened its overall record at 7-7, while going to 0-1 in HCAC play. Rose-Hulman improved to 3-9 overall, 2-0 in the HCAC.
The Quakers host Hanover College in an HCAC match on Wednesday, April 3, at 4:00 p.m. at the EC Tennis Courts.