Men's Tennis Falls In Conference Semifinals

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SATURDAY PHOTOS (courtesy HCAC SID Ryan Davis)

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology advanced to the semifinal round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Tournament with a 5-0 win over Anderson University on Saturday morning.  The team then fell to top seeded Earlham College 5-0. 

Rose-Hulman finishes the season at 10-7.

Against Anderson, Rose-Hulman swept the three doubles matches to propel the Anderson win.  The tandem of junior Ben Paras (Tucson, Ariz./Nordhoff) and junior Devon Fritz (Lakeside, Calif./West Hills) earned a 9-8 victory at the No.1  spot.

Junior Ian Stevenson (Stow, Mass./Nashoba) and senior Stephan Lemmer (Haymarket, Va./Stonewall) claimed the No. 2 doubles match by a 9-7 score.  Sophomore Nathan Moore (Scottsdale, Ariz./Home Schooled) and teamed  senior Randy Billingsley (Moline, Ill./Alleman) added an 8-1 No. 3 doubles win.

In singles play, Lemmer and freshman Ray Montgomery (Terre Haute/South) recorded victories at No. 5 and No. 6 singles in a match played to decision.

Earlham will advancd to the HCAC Tournament finals and improved to 18-1 overall with its 20th consecutive win over two years in HCAC play.

ROSE-HULMAN 5, ANDERSON 0
SINGLES:
1. Drew Lovern (AU) vs. Ben Paras (RHIT) not finished
2. Brock Bell (AU) vs. Devon Fritz (RHIT) not finished
3. Federico Bosciani (AU) vs. Nathan Moore (RHIT) not finished
4. Adam Millikan (AU) vs. Ian Stevenson (RHIT) not finished
5. Stephan Lemmer (RHIT) def. Logan Hendrickson (AU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Ray Montgomery (RHIT) def. Ethan Hillman (AU) 6-2, 6-0

DOUBLES:
1. Ben Paras/Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Drew Lovern/Brock Bell (AU) 9-8 (9-7)
2. Ian Stevenson/Stephan Lemmer (RHIT) def. Federico Bosciani/Adam Millikan (AU) 9-7
3. Randy Billingsley/Nathan Moore (RHIT) def. Logan Hendrickson/Ethan Hillman (AU) 8-1

EARLHAM 5, ROSE-HULMAN 0
SINGLES:
1. Henry Levin (ECM) vs. Ben Paras (RHIT) not finished
2. Anton Bartashvich (ECM) vs. Devon Fritz (RHIT) not finished
3. Andrey Garilov (ECM) def. Nathan Moore (RHIT) 6-1, 6-2
4. Brad Maisey (ECM) def. Ian Stevenson (RHIT) 6-1, 6-3
5. Scott Lawrence (ECM) vs. Stephan Lemmer (RHIT) not finished
6. Shin Torizuka (ECM) Ray Montgomery (RHIT) not finished
DOUBLES:
1. Henry Levin/Anton Bartashvich (ECM) def. Ben Paras/Devon Fritz (RHIT) 8-3
2. Andrey Garilov/Brad Maisey (ECM) def. Ian Stevenson/Stephan Lemmer 8-1
3. Scott Lawrence/Shin Torizuka (ECM) def. Nathan Moore/Randy Billingsley (RHIT) 8-3