EARLHAM MEN'S TENNIS
February 11, 2013Eastern Indiana Sports
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Earlham College men's tennis team blanked Franklin College
9-0 on Sunday at the Wabash Valley Tennis Center.
Earlham began the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference contest by sweeping the
doubles competition from the Grizzlies (0-3, 0-1).
"It's a great start of the season in terms of the end result," Earlham Head Coach
Adam Van Zee said. "We were able to go on the road and get two wins against good
conference teams. However, there are definitely things that we have to work on if we
want to compete against the top teams."
Anton Bartashevich and Jack Ventura-Cress played the tightest match of the day as
they took an 8-6 decision from Blake Wareham and Ryan Hammer at No. 1.
Phillip Locklear and Kyle Richter won 8-1 over Jared Hunt and Evan Pierle at No. 2,
while Scott Lawrence and Andrey Gavrilov picked up an 8-3 victory over Neal Herzog
and Corey Mills at No. 3.
In singles action at No. 1, Bartashevich Wareham 6-1, 6-0. Locklear beat Hammer 6-1,
6-1 at No. 2.
At No. 3, Ventura-Cress posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over Hunt as Gavrilov won by the same
score over Pierle at No. 4.
Brad Maisey took a 6-1, 6-0 decision from Herzog at No. 5. Lawrence defeated Mills
6-1, 6-0 at No. 6.
The Quakers (2-0, 2-0) are on the road again on Wednesday at Denison University. The
non-conference affair gets underway at 4 p.m.