March 2, 2013Eastern Indiana Sports
HOLLAND, Mich. — The Earlham College men's tennis team grabbed its sixth win a row
on Saturday as the Quakers defeated Luther College 7-2.
"This was a great weekend for us," Earlham Head Coach Adam Van Zee said. "We were
able to beat two regionally renowned teams. Ohio Northern University although not in
the rankings is the probable winner of the Ohio Athletic Conference. Luther is
ranked 12th in the central region and a very good team."
The No. 30 Quakers led 3-0 after the highly contested doubles action against the
Norse (2-4), who defeated the Earlham in the 2011 NCAA Division III National
"We finally were able to click on our doubles play and that's crucial for us in the
future, if we want to keep playing well," Van Zee said.
Anton Bartashevich and Jack Ventura-Cress defeated Ramesh Karki and Quinn Foley 9-7
at No. 1.
Kyle Richter and Phillip Locklear won 8-5 over Nick Mozena and James Ayer at No. 2.
Andrey Gavrilov and Brad Maisey teamed up to finish on top 9-7 against Sam Cychosz
and Matthew Bellio at No. 3.
In singles play the Quakers picked up four wins, Bartashevich took care of Karki
6-3, 6-2 at No. 1.
Locklear won 7-5, 6-3 over Mozena at No. 2, while Richter beat Bellio 6-3, 6-1 at
At No. 5, Brad Maisey upended Torstein Jystad 6-1, 6-3. Maisey now has 106 career
wins and he trails only Charlie DiLalla for the all-time lead at 112.
Earlham (6-0) plays Capital University on Thursday in a non-conference match at the
Dayton Center Courts. The contest gets underway at 5 p.m.