QUAKERS PLAY AT ST. LOUIS
May 6, 2014Earlham College Broadcast Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. — The Earlham College men's tennis team is headed back to St. Louis.
Announced on Monday, the Quakers (16-6) are scheduled to face Coe College (24-7) for
the second straight year at Washington University in their opening match of the NCAA
Division III National Tournament. The contest gets underway at 10 a.m. All times are
Ranked 10th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Men's
Central Region Poll, the Quakers earned their fourth straight Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference automatic bid to the tournament with a 5-1 win over Transylvania
Coe, which is the No. 8 team in the region, beat Luther College 5-2 to claim its
third straight Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title. In last year's NCAA
Tournament, Coe defeated Earlham 5-3.
The two teams only have two common opponents this season with neither squad posting
a victory. Earlham lost to Case Western Reserve University 9-0 and the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater 7-2. Coe fell to Case Western 8-1 and UW-Whitewater 6-3.
The winner of Friday's match faces the nation's No. 2 team from Washington (19-2) on
Saturday at 1 p.m. The Bears, who are the top-ranked team in the region, won the
University Athletic Association Championship with a 7-2 win over Carnegie Mellon
Elmhurst College (16-4), which is No. 13 in the region, and the University of the
South (14-6) meet in Friday's other match at 10 a.m. The winner advances to Saturday
to square off with Whitman College (19-4), which is ranked No. 13 in the nation, at
1 p.m. The championship affair on Sunday begins at 1 p.m.
Earlham is 0-3 in the NCAA Tournament. Here is a look at the Quakers in the
2011 — Luther College 5, Earlham 0
2012 — Baldwin-Wallace College 5, Earlham 4
2013 — Coe College 5, Earlham 3