Men's Tennis Falls to Earlham in Season Opener

R LogoTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Defending Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference champion Earlham College showed its strength with a 9-0 men's tennis victory over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Saturday.

The season opening match for both teams took place at the Wabash Valley Tennis Center in Terre Haute.

Rose-Hulman returns to action with another match at the Wabash Valley Tennis Center next Saturday, when the Engineers host St. Louis College of Pharmacy at 3:30.

EARLHAM 9, ROSE-HULMAN 0

SINGLES
1. Phillip Locklear (ECM) def. Ben Paras (RHIT) 6-0, 6-0
2. Anton Bartashevich (ECM) def. Devon Fritz (RHIT) 6-2, 6-2
3. Kyle Richter (ECM) def. Nate Moore (RHIT) 6-2, 6-1
4. Jack Ventura-Cress (ECM) def. Matthew Conrad (RHIT) 6-2, 6-1
5. Andrey Gavrilov (ECM) def. Randy Billingsley (RHIT) 6-1, 6-1
6. Brad Maisey (ECM) def. Erin Miller (RHIT) 6-1, 6-1

DOUBLES
1. Anton Bartashevich/Jack Ventura-Cress (ECM) def. Ben Paras/Devon Fritz (RHIT) 8-2
2. Phillip Locklear/Kyle Richter (ECM) def. Matthew Conrad/Nate Moore (RHIT) 8-4
3. Andrey Gavrilov/Brad Maisey (ECM) def. Randy Billingsley/Erin Miller (RHIT) 8-2