Men's Tennis Finishes 5-0 Week with Defiance Victory


TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology finished a 5-0 week on the men's tennis court with an 8-1 victory over Defiance College on Saturday.

Junior Ben Paras (Tucson, Ariz./Nordhoff) and junior Devon Fritz (Lakeside, Calif./West Hills) led the effort with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, then teamed up for a No. 1 doubles win. 

Sophomore Nathan Moore (Scottsdale, Ariz./Home Schooled) won at No. 3 singles and combined with senior Randy Billingsley (Moline, Ill./Alleman) for a No. 3 doubles victory.

Senior Stephan Lemmer (Haymarket, Va./Stonewall) won at No. 5 singles and teamed with junior Ian Stevenson (Stow, Mass./Nashoba) for a No. 2 doubles victory.

Freshman Ray Montgomery (Terre Haute/South) rounded out the effort with a No. 6 singles victory.

Rose-Hulman improved to 5-4 on the season and 3-2 on the conference campaign.  The Fightin' Engineers return to action on Wednesday against Mount St. Joseph.

1. Ben Paras (RHIT) def. Trevor Ault (DC) 6-0, 6-4
2. Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Austin Gray (DC) 6-0, 6-1
3. Nathan Moore (RHIT) def. Cord Speelman (DC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Ryan Nelson (DC) def. Ian Stevenson (RHIT) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)
5. Stephan Lemmer (RHIT) def. Craig Bills (DC) 6-4, 6-3
6. Ray Montgomery (RHIT) def. Justin Walker (DC) 7-5, 6-0

1. Ben Paras/Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Trevor Ault/Ryan Nelson (DC) 8-2
2. Stephan Lemmer/Ian Stevenson (RHIT) def. Cord Speelman/Craig Bills (DC) 8-6
3. Randy Billingsley/Nathan Moore (RHIT) def. Austin Gray/Justin Walker (DC) 8-3