EARLHAM UPENDS #27 DENISON
February 14, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
GRANVILLE, Ohio — The Earlham College men's tennis team remained unbeaten on
Wednesday as the Quakers defeated nationally-ranked Denison University 5-4.
"This was such a gutsy win for us," Earlham Head Coach Adam Van Zee said of the win
over the No. 27 Big Red. "To go on the road against a nationally-ranked opponent and
be down 2-1 after doubles and pull it off is a testament to what the guys are made
"We had some big performances with Jack Ventura-Cress coming back after being down a
set and of course Brad Maisey winning the clincher," Van Zee added.
The match was tied at 4-4 as the teams waited for the No. 6 singles match to finish.
Maisey eventually came out on top over Jackson O'GormanBean 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.
"It's pretty fitting for Brad to get his 100th career victory like this," Van Zee
said. "It came down to Brad to get the win. Those are situations you want your
senior to be in. I couldn't be more proud of him and his teammates."
With his 100th win, Maisey became the third Earlham men's player to reach that
plateau. Charlie DiLalla (112) and Adam Turner (103) are the other two.
Maisey and Andrey Gavrilov picked up the only win in doubles for the Quakers by
defeating Jeffrey LoDuca and O'GormanBean 8-4.
Ranked No. 18 in the region, the Quakers were able to responed by taking four of the
six singles matches to earn the victory over Denison (2-1), which is ranked in the
fifth spot in the region.
"While this is a huge win for us the season and the program overall, it doesn't
change anything the rest of the way," Van Zee said. "We still have many challenging
opponents in the near future and we can't have any let downs. I told the guys to
enjoy the win for 24 hours and we will get back to work."
In addition to Maisey's win in singles, the Quakers got wins from Anton
Bartashevich, Phillip Locklear and Ventura-Cress.
Bartashevich beat Juan Guerra 6-1, 6-1 and No. 1, while Locklear defeated Grant
Veltman 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2.
At No. 4, Ventura-Cress came back to post a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Andrew Marczak.
Earlham (3-0) visits Wabash College next Wednesday for non-conference match at 5 p.m.
Earlham College 5, #27 Denison 4
Feb 13, 2013 at Granville, Ohio (Mitchell Center - Indoors)
1. Anton Bartashevich (ECM) def. Juan Guerra (DENM) 6-1, 6-1
2. Phillip Locklear (ECM) def. Grant Veltman (DENM) 6-3, 6-2
3. Casey Cempre (DENM) def. Kyle Richter (ECM) 6-4, 6-1
4. Jack Ventura-Cress (ECM) def. Andrew Marczak (DENM) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. Graham Gettel (DENM) def. Andrey Gavrilov (ECM) 6-4, 7-6
6. Brad Maisey (ECM) def. Jackson O'GormanBean (DENM) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6
1. Juan Guerra/Grant Veltman (DENM) def. #13 Anton Bartashevich/Jack Ventura-Cress
2. Casey Cempre/Andrew Marczak (DENM) def. Kyle Richter/Phillip Locklear (ECM) 8-3
Earlham College 3-0; Regional ranking #18
Denison 2-1; National ranking #27; Regional ranking #5