TERRE HAUTE, Indiana – The Earlham College men's tennis fell to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 6-3 in the Quakers' regular season finale and the match for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) regular season title on Saturday.
The Fightin' Engineers (18-5, 8-0 HCAC) won all three doubles flights. Junior Vitalii Stadnyk and freshman Aleksandr Sergeev fell to Georges Adam and Brandon Benedict 8-5 at first doubles while junior Vojislav Tatarevic and sophomore Nicola Manni lost their third doubles match by the same score. Sophomore Adarsh Singh and freshman Fernando Bulnes Aramburu lost their second doubles match 8-2.
In singles, Stadnyk defeated Georges Adam 6-2, 6-4 at first singles while Tatarevic beat Austin Perry 6-3, 6-0 at fifth singles.
Rose-Hulman took second singles 6-1, 6-1 as well as winning fourth and sixth singles. Sergeev fell to Andre Adam 6-4, 6-3 at fourth singles and Andrew Schiffman edged Manni 7-4, 6-2 at sixth singles.
Bulnes Aramburu defeated Metzger at third singles by retirement.
Earlham (17-6, 7-1 HCAC) saw its 12-match winning streak come to an end. The Quakers clinch the No. 2 seed and a first round bye for the upcoming HCAC Tournament held at the West Indy Racquet Club next week.