HANOVER, Ind. – A pair of victories in doubles play proved to the stage-setter for a sweep of all six singles matches as Earlham College men's tennis cruised past Hanover College, 8-1, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match on Thursday night at the Zeddies Tennis Center.
The match was the eighth-straight win for Earlham men's tennis, which improved to 13-3 overall, and gave the Quakers a victory in their HCAC debut for the season.
Vitalii Stadnyk and Vojislav Tatarevic had the easiest time in doubles, as they sailed past the Panther tandem of Jonathan Helmers and Roger Trombley, 8-1, at no. 1 doubles. The Quakers' only loss of the night came in doubles play as Aleksandr Sergeev and Brandon Giordanelli dropped a 9-8 (8-6) decision at no. 2 doubles to Hanover's Alec Bates and Brent Barrett.
The Quakers made a clean sweep of the singles matches, with Tatarevic having the most dominant performance of the day with his 6-0, 6-0 triumph at no. 4 singles over the Panthers' Bates. Three of the six singles matches required a third set to produce the winner.
Earlham men's tennis has one day off to prepare for a pair of matches on Saturday, April 7: the Quakers will face Manchester University at 11:00 a.m. in an HCAC showdown, followed by a clash with Taylor University at 3:00 p.m.
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