2014 Men's Tennis All-HCAC Team
May 6, 2014Earlham College Broadcast Sports
GREENWOOD, IN - Earlham College's Anton Bartashevich (Moscow, Russia/International)
has been named the 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Most
Valuable Player, earning the honor for the second consecutive season. The junior was
selected by the conference's head tennis coaches.
Bartashevich has compiled a 27-12 record during the 2014 regular season and led the
Quakers to a fourth-straight HCAC title. The junior was 14-0 against conference
competition this season, finishing 7-0 overall at No. 1 singles and 7-0 at No. 1
The HCAC has also announced the selection of Rose-Hulman's Brandon Benedict
(Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian) as the 2014 HCAC Freshman of the Year. Benedict
led the Engineers to a 7-1 mark in conference play, finishing second in the
standings. The freshman posted a 7-1 record at No. 1 singles and a 7-1 mark at No.
1 doubles during the regular season.
Twelve other players join Bartashevich and Benedict on the All-HCAC team.
Anderson's Drew Lovern (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.), Defiance's Mike Ross (Sr., Bryan,
Ohio), Earlham's Phil Locklear (So., Springboro, Ohio), Hank Levin (Sr., Dallas,
Texas), and Jack Ventura-Cruess (So., Placentia, Calif.), Franklin's Ryan Hammer
(Jr., Greenwood, Ind.), Hanover's Reid Clark (So., Greenfield, Ind.), Mount St.
Joseph's William Knoll (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio), Rose-Hulman's Georges Adam (Fr.,
Barueri, Brazil) and Matt Conrad (So., Anderson, Ind.) and Transylvania's Robert
Albrecht (So., Lexington, Ky.) and Dylan Conner (Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.) have been
named to this year's team.
Also receiving special recognition this season is Earlham head coach Chauncey Nixon.
The first-year coach guided the Quakers to their fourth-straight HCAC championship
in 2014. Nixon's team has posted a 16-6 overall record and 8-0 record against
conference opponents. The Earlham men's tennis team will face Coe College at
Washington-St. Louis on Friday in the NCAA tournament.