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Earlham's Bartashevich Earns HCAC Men's Tennis MVP Honors

May 7, 2013
Earlham College Broadcast Sports

GREENWOOD, IN - Earlham College's Anton Bartashevich (Moscow, Russia/International)
has been named the 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Most
Valuable Player. The sophomore was selected by the conference's head tennis coaches.

Bartashevich has compiled a 26-6 record during the 2013 regular season and led the
Quakers to a third-straight HCAC title.  The sophomore was 11-1 against conference
competition this season, finishing 5-0 overall at No. 1 singles and 6-1 at No. 1

The HCAC has also announced the selection of Earlham's Phillip Locklear (Springboro,
Ohio/H.S.) as the 2013 HCAC Freshman of the Year.  Locklear led the Quakers to a 9-0
mark in conference play and earned the school's third-straight conference tournament
title.  The freshman posted a 9-0 record at No. 1/2 singles and an 8-0 mark at No. 2
doubles during the regular season.

Twelve other players join Bartashevich and Locklear on the All-HCAC team.  Earlham's
Kyle Richter (So., Fremont, Calif.), Brad Maisey (Jr., Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand),
and Jack Ventura-Cruess (Fr., Placentia, Calif.), Franklin's Blake Wareham (Sr.,
Carmel, Ind.) and Ryan Hammer (So., Greenwood, Ind.), Hanover's Steven Gilliam (Sr.,
Fishers, Ind.), Manchester's Kyle Lahman (So., N. Manchester, Ind.), Rose-Hulman's
Ben Paras (Sr., Tucson, Ariz.) and Devon Fritz (Sr., Lakeside, Cali.) and
Transylvania's Robert Albrect (Fr., Lexington, Ky.), Dylan Conner (So.,
Jacksonville, Fla.), and Zach Meikle (Fr., Nicholasville, Ky.) have been named to
this year's team.

Also receiving special recognition this season is Earlham head coach Adam Van Zee.
The five-year coach guided the Quakers to their third-straight HCAC championship in
2013.  Van Zee's team has posted a 19-2 overall record and 9-0 record against
conference opponents.  The Earlham men's tennis team will face Coe College at
Washington-St. Louis on Saturday in the NCAA tournament.  The award is Van Zee's
third honor as men's tennis coach at Earlham.

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