Men’s tennis splits matches against Berry, Georgetown (Ky.)

Jason Lawson

SCORE: Earlham 6, Berry (Ga.) 3
LOCATION: 
Hilton Head, S.C.
RECORDS: 
Earlham 6-6, Berry (Ga.) 1-3, Georgetown (Ky.) 4-7

THE SHORT STORY: Earlham College men's tennis completed its 2019 spring break slate with a split in Friday's final two matches. The Quakers knocked off Berry College, 6-3, in a morning match, but dropped a 6-3 decision to NAIA-member Georgetown College (Ky.) to finish the day.

AGAINST THE BERRY VIKINGS

Earlham captured no. 2 (Aitor Zerdilas-Herrera/Jason Lawson) and no. 3 (Nicola Manni/Niko Trikkas-Psomas) doubles to open the match, taking a 2-1 lead into singles play. Zerdilas-Herrera and Aleksandr Sergeev won their matches at no. 1 and no. 2 singles respectively, both in straight sets.

Lawson recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win over Berry's Ben Knight at no. 5 singles to clinch the win.

AGAINST THE GEORGETOWN TIGERS

Zerdilas-Herrera and Lawson teamed up to give the Quakers their only win in doubles play – a victory at no. 3 doubles over Cale McCreary and Josh Pianti.

Zerdilas-Herrera recorded his fourth victory of the day with a straight-sets win at no. 1 singles, but Lawson's triumph at no. 4 singles would be Earlham's only other victory of the day.

NEXT UP

The Quakers will have nearly two weeks to prepare for their next match on Wednesday, March 27, at Huntington College.