NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio – Earlham College men's tennis swept a pair of matches during a swing through Ohio on Saturday, posting a 5-4 win over the College of Wooster before recording a 9-0 shutout against Franciscan University of Steubenville.
AGAINST THE FIGHTING SCOTS
Earlham took two out of the three doubles matches against Wooster, with Jason Lawson and Aitor Zerdilas-Herrera combining for an 8-4 victory at no. 2. Nicola Manni and Nikolaos Trikkas-Psomas teamed up for an 8-3 win at no. 3 doubles.
In singles play, Zerdilas-Herrera and Manni each recorded straight-set victories at no. 1 and no. 5 singles respectively, while Aleksandr Sergeev required a third set at no. 2 singles before recording the 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win.
AGAINST THE BARONS
Earlham posted three convincing wins in doubles play, and carried that momentum forward with straight-set victories in all six singles matches.
Moving into singles play, Sergeev found himself in the most challenging of the six singles pairings, but he eventually defeated Franciscan's Gary Pierre, 6-2, 6-3.
Earlham evens its spring slate at 2-2 following Saturday's victories.
The Quakers have a comparatively light week ahead with just one match on tap. However that match will be against Division I Wright State University, on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2:00 p.m. at the Aspen Racquet Club.