RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College men's tennis was unable to over a 2-1 deficit coming out of doubles play and dropped a 5-4 decision to Rose-Hulman, Saturday afternoon at the EC Tennis Courts.
The loss snapped Earlham's 14-match win streak, and sends the Quakers into next weekend's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Championship as the no. 2 seed. Earlham completed its regular season slate with a 19-4 overall record, 6-1 in the HCAC.
Vitalii Stadnyk, who had been battling the flu for much of the week, teamed up with Vojislav Tatarevic to win the no. 1 doubles match, 8-6, for the Quakers only point coming out of the three doubles matches.
Tatarevic went on to pick up a victory at no. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-2 over RHIT's Andre Adam. Aleksandr Sergeev and Joaquin Lerner also nabbed wins at no. 2 and no. 6 singles respectively, but the Engineers' Andrew Schiffman posted a three-set win over the Quakers' Nicola Manni, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, at no. 4 singles to complete the Engineers' victory.
Final pairings for the 2018 HCAC Men's Tennis Championship will be determined following the conclusion of Sunday's match between Transylvania and Franklin.
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