RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College men's tennis team won its seventh and eighth straight matches on Saturday, sweeping Anderson University 9-0 and beating Berea College 7-2.
Against Anderson, the Quakers won all three doubles flights by a score of 8-2. Junior Vitalii Stadnyk and freshman Fernando Bulnes Aramburu won first doubles while sophomore Nicola Manni and Aleksandr Sergeev won their fifth doubles match as a partnership while freshmen Karun Rathi and Oliver Daniel teamed up for the first time to win a third doubles match.
Three Earlham players won their singles match without surrendering a game. Stadnyk, Sergeev, and freshman Joaquin Lerner won first, third, and fifth singles respectively 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Adarsh Singh lost just a single game in his 6-1, 6-0 win over Andrew Gingerich at second singles while Manni defeated Levi Vick by exactly the same score at sixth singles.
Bulnes Aramburu completed the singles sweep with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Chase Kimmerling at third singles.
In the win over Berea, Earlham juggled its lineup as Stadnyk teamed up from freshman Jake Brown for an 8-2 victory at first doubles. Singh and freshman Jason Lawson blanked Avery Matthews and Issac Domenech 8-0 at second doubles. The Quakers took the third doubles flight by default.
In singles, Daniel won his first singles match 6-0, 6-2, but junior Naraj Parajuli lost his fourth singles match by the same score.
Second and third singles both went three sets with each team winning one flight. Brown came from a set down to edge Austin Worley 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7) at second singles while Matthews took down Rathi 6-2, 0-6, 1-0 (10-6) at third singles.
Similar to third doubles, Earlham won fifth and sixth singles by default.
The Quakers, who have now won eight straight matches, stand at 13-5 overall and 4-0 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) competition. Earlham hosts Defiance College on Wednesday, April 19.