Stadnyk sets career singles wins record at men's tennis blanks Franklin, 9-0

Vitalii Stadnyk

FRANKLIN, Ind. – Senior Vitalii Stadnyk set a new Earlham College men's tennis record for career singles victories while the Quakers posted their second straight shutout win with Saturday's 9-0 triumph over Franklin College, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match at the Mickel-Hoover Tennis Complex.

The Quakers improved to 17-3 overall with the victory, and remain undefeated in HCAC play with a 4-0 record. The win was the 12th straight for Earlham men's tennis.

Earlham sailed through doubles unscathed, with the no. 1 pairing of Stadnyk and Vojislav Stadnyk getting the toughest challenge before emerging with an 8-4 win over Alex Hammer and Blake Amonett.

Stadnyk again had the most difficult road to victory in singles play, eventually getting his record-setting win with a 7-6, 6-3 triumph over Hammer. The win, the 72nd of Stadnyk's career, eclipses the previous record of 71 career singles victories set by Brad Maisley (2009-13).

With today's win, Stadyk has a 21-5 ledger this season.

Earlham finishes out the 2017-18 regular with three straight matches at home, starting with Wednesday's clash with Mount St. Joseph. Start time is 4:30 p.m. at the EC Tennis Complex.

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