Men's Tennis Tops Bluffton for Season's First Win


BLUFFTON, OHIO -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology picked up its first win of the men's tennis season with a 9-0 shutout over Bluffton University on Monday.

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

Junior Ian Stevenson (Stow, Mass./Nashoba) and senior Stephan Lemmer (Haymarket, Va./Stonewall) won at No. 4 and No. 5 singles, and also teamed up for a No. 2 doubles victory.

Freshman Ray Montgomery (Terre Haute/South) completed the double winners with victories at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles.

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

Rose-Hulman stands 1-4 and 1-2 in league play, and returns to action at IU-East on Tuesday.

1. Ben Paras (RHIT) def. A.J. Haley (BLUFFTON) 6-0, 6-0
2. Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Matt Weisenborn (BLUFFTON) 6-0, 6-0
3. Nathan Moore (RHIT) def. Nate Stroud (BLUFFTON) 6-0, 6-1
4. Ian Stevenson (RHIT) def. Matt McCoy (BLUFFTON) 6-1, 6-1
5. Stephan Lemmer (RHIT) def. Jaden August (BLUFFTON) 6-2, 7-5
6. Ray Montgomery (RHIT) def. John Oyer (BLUFFTON) 6-0, 6-3

1. Ben Paras/Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. A.J. Haley/Nate Stroud (BLUFFTON) 8-0
2. Ian Stevenson/Stephan Lemmer (RHIT) def. Matt Weisenborn/Jaden August (BLUFFTON) 8-4
3. Randy Billingsley/Ray Montgomery (RHIT) def. Matt McCoy/John Oyer (BLUFFTON) 8-0