Men's tennis opens Florida trip with two victories

Joaquin Lerner
Joaquin Lerner

ORLANDO, Fla. – Earlham College men's tennis opened up its 2018 spring break trip to Florida with a pair of victories on Tuesday.

The Quakers began the day with a 5-4 win over Wisconsin-LaCrosse, winning four of the six singles matches to overcome a 2-1 deficit coming out of doubles play. Vojislav Tatarevic had day's pivotal match, splitting the first two sets at no. 4 singles with LaCrosse's Matt Lindsay, before prevailing in the super-tiebreaker, 10-8.

Earlham closed the day with a more decisive 7-2 triumph over East Texas Baptist University. The Quakers again came out of doubles play trailing the Tigers, 2-1, but went on to sweep all six singles matches to post the victory.

Singles competition
1. Vitalii Stadnyk (EC) def. Kyle Wogahn (UWL) 6-0, 6-0
2. Alex Alt (UWL) def. Aleksandr Sergeev (EC) 7-6, 6-0
3. Matt Riley (UWL) def. Nicola Manni (EC) 6-4, 7-5
4. Vojislav Tatarevic (EC) def. Matt Lindsay (UWL) 6-2, 1-6, 10-8
5. Brandon Giordanelli (EC) def. Tony Moore (UWL) 6-3, 6-4
6. Joaquin Lerner (EC) def. Riley Peterson (UWL) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Vitalii Stadnyk/Vojislav Tatarevic (EC) def. Kyle Wogahn/Matt Lindsay (UWL) 8-5
2. Alex Alt/Matt Riley (UWL) def. Jason Lawson/Aleksandr Sergeev (EC) 8-4
3. Tony Moore/Riley Peterson (UWL) def. Nicola Manni/Brandon Giordanelli (EC) 8-3


Singles competition
1. Vitalii Stadnyk (EC) def. Joseph Salinas (ETB) 6-2, 6-2
2. Aleks Sergeev (EC) def. John Herr (ETB) 6-1, 6-5
3. Vojislav Tatarevic (EC) def. Ty Tarver (ETB) 6-3, 1-6, 10-5
4. Nicola Manni (EC) def. Tyler Howard (ETB) 6-1, 6-0
5. Brandon Giordanelli (EC) def. Dalton Barron (ETB) 6-2, 6-4
6. Joaquin Lerner (EC) def. Juan Blanco (ETB) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Cody Highsmith/John Herr (ETB) def. Aleks Sergeev/Jason Lawson (EC) 9-8 (7-1)
2. Nicola Manni/Joaquin Lerner (EC) def. Ty Tarver/Joseph Salinas (ETB) 8-5
3. Tyler Howard/Dalton Barron (ETB) def. Sean Ahn/Karun Rathi (EC) 8-5

Earlham men's tennis will face McDaniel College and Nichols College in a pair of matches on Wednesday, March 14, at the USTA National Campus.

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