Men’s tennis downs a pair of HCAC foes

Nikolaos Trikkas-Psomas

HAMILTON, Ohio – Rain forced Earlham College men's tennis to move matches against Anderson and Mount St. Joseph to the Riverside Athletic Club in nearby Hamilton, Ohio, but the lack of home-court advantage did not phase the Quakers who rolled to 9-0 victories over both Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rivals.


Earlham won all nine matches played against Anderson, with Jason Lawson and Elijah Sadler having the toughest match against the Ravens in their 8-6 win at no. 3 doubles. The Quakers won all six singles matches in straight sets.


Mount St. Joseph had only four individuals available for the match, meaning Earlham started with a 3-0 advantage. Lawson and Sarthak Sharma were pushed to an 8-6 decision at no. 1 doubles by MSJ's Nathan Clark and Guy Watkins, which, coupled with the Quakers' 8-0 triumph at no. 2 doubles, allowed Earlham to clinch the win before moving into singles.


Earlham men's tennis returns to action on Wednesday, April 24, when the Quakers head to Transylvania University.