Men's Tennis Splits Two Weekend Matches

fritz2TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology split a pair of men's tennis matches at the Wabash Valley Tennis Center in Terre Haute on Saturday and Sunday.

Rose-Hulman defeated St. Louis College of Pharmacy 8-1 on Saturday, before falling 7-2 to Webster University on Sunday.

Senior Ben Paras (Tucson, Ariz./Nordhoff) led the Engineers with a perfect 2-0 record in singles and doubles play.  Paras won two straight set matches at No. 1 singles, and teamed with senior Devon Fritz (Lakeside, Calif./West Hills) for two wins at No 1 doubles.

Five players finished with perfect records in singles and doubles against St. Louis Pharmacy.

Paras and Fritz won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, and teamed up for a No. 1 doubles win.

Junior Nate Moore (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and freshman Matthew Conrad (Anderson/Lapel) won at the No. 3 and No. 4 singles spot, and also swept at No. 2 doubles.

Freshman Erin Miller (Stamping Ground, Ky./Scott County) won at No. 6 singles and teamed with senior Randy Billingsley (Moline, Ill./Alleman) for a No. 3 doubles win.

Rose-Hulman hosts Webster University on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. at the Wabash Valley Tennis Center.

ROSE-HULMAN 8, ST. LOUIS PHARMACY 1

SINGLES
1. Ben Paras (RHIT) def. Alex Cline (STL-PH) 6-3, 6-1
2. Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Nick Selby (STL-PH) 6-0, 6-1
3. Nate Moore (RHIT) def. Michael Kim (STL-PH) 6-1, 6-1
4. Matthew Conrad (RHIT) def. Matt Respicio (STL-PH) 6-0, 6-0
5. Brad Rumancik (STL-PH) def. Randy Billingsley (RHIT) 7-5, 6-3
6. Erin Miller (RHIT) def. Mitch Gardner (STL-PH) 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES
1. Ben Paras/Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Alex Cline/Michael Kim (STL-PH) 8-0
2. Matthew Conrad/Nate Moore (RHIT) def. Matt Respicio/Brad Rumancik (STL-PH) 8-0
3. Randy Billingsley/Erin Miller (RHIT) def. Mitch Gardner/Nick Selby (STL-PH) 8-3

WEBSTER 7, ROSE-HULMAN 2

SINGLES
1. Ben Paras (RHIT) def. Diego Alarcon (WEBSTER) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
2. Francissco Cortez (WEBSTER) def. Devon Fritz (RHIT) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
3. Aqustin Villalba (WEBSTER) def. Nate Moore (RHIT) 6-4, 6-2
4. Ricky Eaves (WEBSTER) def. Matthew Conrad (RHIT) 6-0, 6-7 (3-7), 1-0 (11-9)
5. Josh Sellmeyer (WEBSTER) def. Randy Billingsley (RHIT) 6-1, 6-2
6. Travis Blair (WEBSTER) def. Erin Miller (RHIT) 6-2, 6-2 

DOUBLES
1. Ben Paras/Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Francissco Cortez/Aqustin Villalba (WEBSTER) 8-5
2. Ricky Eaves/Josh Papes (WEBSTER) def. Nate Moore/Matthew Conrad (RHIT) 9-7
3. Diego Alarcon/Josh Sellmeyer (WEBSTER) def. Randy Billingsley/Erin Miller (RHIT) 8-2