QUAKERS ADVANCE TO CHAMPIONSHIP
May 3, 2014Earlham College Broadcast Sports
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Earlham College men's tennis team advanced to the
championship match of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament on
Saturday with a 5-1 win over Franklin College.
The top-seeded Quakers (15-6) meet No. 3 Transylvania University (8-6) on Sunday at
the West Indy Racquet Club at 2 p.m. The winner receives the HCAC's automatic bid to
the NCAA Division III Tournament that begins next week.
Transylvania defeated the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 5-2 on Saturday to
move to the finals.
Earlham, ranked 10th in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division
III Men's Central Region Poll, led 2-1 after the doubles competition.
Anton Bartashevich and Jack Ventura-Cruess beat Ryan Hammer and Ethan Caldwell 8-5
at No. 1, while Phillip Locklear and Hank Levin took care of Jared Hunt and Luke
Snyder 8-2 at No. 2.
In singles play, the Quakers ended the contest with three wins as they won their
40th match in a row against conference opponents.
Locklear defeated Caldwell 6-4, 6-1 in the second position. Levin blanked Snyder
6-0, 6-0 at the third spot.
At No. 4, Ventura-Cruess posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Evan Pierle.