GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- The University of Chicago men's tennis team came away with a pair of victories over DePauw University 7-2 and Earlham College 6-3 on Saturday.
The No. 29-ranked Maroons improved to 6-1 on the season. The Tigers fell to 1-6. The No. 30-ranked Quakers dropped their first match of the year to run their record to 7-1.
"We started the day against DePauw well by coming out and sweeping doubles," said Head Coach Jay Tee. "DePauw has historically been a very good in doubles, and we couldn't remember the last time we've been able to sweep against them. We used that momentum to win our singles matches after that. The Earlham matchup was the opposite. We started slow and then came storming back in singles. Earlham is a good team, they're nationally ranked, and it was a good win for our guys."
UChicago 7, DePauw 2
1. Deepak Sabada (UC) def. Sam Miles (DU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Ben Kopecky (DU) def. Ankur Bhargava (UC) 6-4, 0-6, 10-8
3. Jake Crawford (UC) def. David Moss (DU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Alexander Golovin (UC) def. Reid Garlock (DU) 6-0, 6-3
5. Gordon Zhang (UC) def. Chris Bertolini (DU) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
6. Alec Kaczkowski (DU) def. Harrison Abrams (UC) 6-1, 6-3
1. Sabada/Krishna Ravella (UC) def. Garlock/Moss (DU) 8-6
2. Bhargava/Neil Karandikar (UC) def. Miles/Kopecky (DU) 8-4
3. Crawford/Zhang (UC) def. Andrew Kahn/Eric Vannatta (DU) 8-5
UChicago 6, Earlham 3
1. Deepak Sabada (UC) def. Anton Bartashevich (EC) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
2. Ankur Bhargava (UC) def. Phillip Locklear (EC) 6-2, 6-3
3. Jake Crawford (UC) def. Kyle Richter (EC) 6-3, 6-2
4. Alexander Golovin (UC) def. Jack Ventura-Cruess (EC) 6-3, 6-4
5. Brad Maisey (EC) def. Gordon Zhang (UC) 7-5, 3-0 (ret.)
6. Harrison Abrams (UC) def. Scott Lawrence (EC) 7-5, 7-5
1. Bartashevich/Ventura-Cruess (EC) def. Sabada/Krishna Ravella (UC) 8-2
2. Richter/Locklear (EC) def. Bhargava/Neil Karandikar (UC) 8-5
3. Crawford/Zhang (UC) def. Andrey Gavrilov/Maisey (EC) 8-5
NEXT MEET: Thursday, March 14 - Seward Community College at UChicago, 2 PM.