May 9, 2012Richmond High School
RICHMOND, Ind. — The Earlham college men's tennis team led the way in recognition on
Tuesday as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference post-season awards were
Earlham mentor Adam Van Zee was named HCAC Coach of the Year for the second straight
season, while seven of his players were honored by the conference.
Anton Bartashevich received a major award as the HCAC Freshman of the Year.
Bartashevich was also selected as a member of the All-HCAC First Team along with
teammates Hank Levin, Andrey Gavrilov and Brad Maisey.
Scott Lawrence and David Bluestein were All-HCAC Honorable Mention.
Earlham's representative on the All-HCAC Sportsmanship Team was Shin Torizuka.
Bartashevich is 14-2 overall in singles and 16-2 in doubles. In the HCAC, he was 8-0
in singles and 7-0 in doubles. Levin has a 14-2 singles mark and is 15-2 in doubles.
Levin and Bartashevich teamed up for a 13-2 record in doubles, while finishing 7-0
in the HCAC as a duo.
Gavrilov is 16-1 in singles with an 18-1 record in doubles, while Maisey has the
squad's top singles mark at 17-1 with an 18-1 in doubles. Gavrilov and Maisey are
17-1 together in doubles with a perfect 9-0 conference record. Maisey's singles
victory in Earlham's 5-2 decision over Transylvania University last Sunday gave him
50 in his career, which is the second most in school history. Charlie DiLalla had 62
wins from 2001-05.
Lawrence has a 14-2 record in singles and is 13-5 in doubles with five different
partners. Lawrence was 8-0 in the HCAC. Bluestein is 11-2 in singles and 6-0 in the
conference. He was 2-1 in doubles matches.
Torizuka has a 7-0 record in singles and was 3-0 in the conference. He is 4-2 in
Van Zee led the Quakers to a 19-1 overall record and to a second straight HCAC
Tournament championship. Earlham was 9-0 in the conference this season and has 20
straight wins over HCAC opponents.
Winners of 16 matches in a row, the Quakers face Baldwin-Wallace College (28-0) on
Friday in the NCAA Tournament at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The first round
match gets underway at 10 a.m.
The winner advances to Saturday to play North Coast Athletic Conference champion
Kenyon (20-4), which is ranked fourth in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis