Rose-Hulman Tops Manchester, Falls to Transylvania

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TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology stands second in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's tennis standings after topping Manchester and falling to Transylvania on Saturday.

Transylvania University narrowly extended its streak of victories against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference competition to 43 matches with a 5-4 win over the Engineers.

Rose-Hulman responded with a 9-0 victory over Manchester in the nightcap.

Against Transylvania, sophomore Devon Fritz (Lakeside, Calif./West Hills) led the Engineers with a win at No. 4 singles and by teaming with senior Alex Gumz (Palatine, Ill./William Fremd) for a No. 2 doubles victory.

Other winners included senior David Becerra (Brownsburg) (pictured) at No. 2 singles and Seth Hendrickson (Crawfordsville) at the No. 5 singles position.

Against Manchester, five Engineers earned victories in both singles and doubles play.  Players earning sweeps included Fritz, Gumz, Becerra, Hendrickson and sophomore Ben Paras (Tucson, Ariz./Nordhoff).

Rose-Hulman stands 6-5 overall and 5-1 in HCAC play.  The Engineers return to action at home against Anderson University on Wednesday.  Transylvania now stands 3-2 overall and 2-0 in league play, while Manchester is 0-3.

TRANSYLVANIA 5, ROSE-HULMAN 4

SINGLES
1. Will Palmer (TU) def. Ben Paras (RHIT) 6-2, 6-2
2. David Becerra (RHIT) def. Keith Henderson (TU) 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (10-8)
3. Pat Corbett (TU) def. Alex Gumz (RHIT) 6-1, 6-0
4. Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Joseph Glass (TU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Seth Hendrickson (RHIT) def. Patrick Richardson (TU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Jett Glass (TU) def. Brent Frizzell (RHIT) 6-4, 6-1

DOUBLES
1. Will Palmer/Pat Corbett (TU) def. Ben Paras/Dallas Burton (RHIT) 8-4
2. Keith Henderson/Patrick Richardson (TU) def. David Becerra/Seth Hendrickson (RHIT) 8-6
3. Alex Gumz/Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Joseph Glass/Jett Glass (TU) 8-5

TRANSYLVANIA 5, MANCHESTER 0

SINGLES
1. Keith Henderson (TU) def. Pieru Ridoutt (MC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Joseph Glass (TU) vs. Josh Walker (MC) Not completed
3. Patrick Richardson (TU) vs. Collin Bishopp (MC) Not completed
4. Jett Glass (TU) vs. Miro Arguijo (MC) Not completed
5. Tyler Pewitt (TU) vs. Chris Thomas (MC) Not completed
6. Jordan Evans (TU) def. Tyler Smith (MC) 6-1, 7-5

DOUBLES
1. Palmer/Corbett (TU) def. Walker/Bishopp (MC) 8-0
2. Henderson/Richardson (TU) def. Ridoutt/Arguijo (MC) 8-1
3. Glass/Glass (TU) def. Thomas/Phil Reim (MC) 8-3

ROSE-HULMAN 9, MANCHESTER 0

SINGLES
1. Ben Paras (RHIT) def. Pieru Ridoutt (MC) 6-0, 6-1
2. David Becerra (RHIT) def. Josh Walker (MC) 6-3, 6-0
3. Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Collin Bishopp (MC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Seth Hendrickson (RHIT) def. Miro Arguijo (MC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Brent Frizzell (RHIT) def. Chris Thomas (MC) 6-0, 6-3
6. Dallas Burton (RHIT) def. Tyler Smith (MC) 6-0, 6-0 

DOUBLES
1. Ben Paras/Dallas Burton (RHIT) def. Josh Walker/Collin Bishopp (MC) 8-3
2. David Becerra/Seth Hendrickson (RHIT) def. Pieru Ridoutt/Miro Arguijo (MC) 8-3
3. Devon Fritz/Michael Weber (RHIT) def. Chris Thomas/Phil Reim (MC) 8-3