TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology stands 8-7 overall and 4-3 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's tennis action after splitting two matches on Sunday.
The Fightin' Engineers defeated Bluffton University 9-0 on Sunday afternoon, after narrowly falling 5-4 to Transylvania earlier in the day.
Against Transylvania, singles winners for the Engineers included senior Devon Fritz (Lakeside, Calif./West Hills) at the No. 2 spot, and freshman Erin Miller (Stamping Ground, Ky./Scott County) at No. 6.
Rose-Hulman captured two of the three doubles victories over the Pioneers. Senior Ben Paras (Tucson, Ariz./Nordhoff) teamed with Fritz to win at No. 1 doubles, and senior Nate Moore (Scottsdale, Ariz.) combined with freshman Matthew Conrad (Anderson/Lapel) for a No. 2 victory.
Singles winners against Bluffton included Fritz, Moore, Conrad, senior Eric Teeman (Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township) and sophomore Ray Montgomery (Terre Haute/South Vigo). The team of Paras and Fritz won again at No. 1 doubles, with Miller and senior Randy Billingsley (Moline, Ill./Alleman) winning at No. 2 doubles.
Transylvania improved to 9-6 overall and 6-0 with wins over Rose-Hulman and Bluffton. The Fightin' Engineers return to action at Manchester University on Saturday.
ROSE-HULMAN 9, BLUFFTON 0
1. Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Haley, A.J. (BUMT13) 6-1, 6-4
2. Nate Moore (RHIT) def. Goetz, Brock (BUMT13) 6-0, 6-1
3. Matthew Conrad (RHIT) def. Hodge, Bryce (BUMT13) 6-0, 6-0
4. Eric Teeman (RHIT) def. Eckenrode, John (BUMT13) 6-1, 6-0
5. Ray Montgomery (RHIT) def. Scott, Owen (BUMT13) 6-0, 6-0
6. RHIT won by forfeit
1. Ben Paras/Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Goetz, Brock/Haley, A.J. (BUMT13) 8-0
2. Randy Billingsley/Erin Miller (RHIT) def. Hodge, Bryce/Eckenrode, John (BUMT13) 8-0
3. RHIT won by forfeit
TRANSYLVANIA 5, ROSE-HULMAN 4
1. Albrecht, Robert (TRANSY) def. Ben Paras (RHIT) 6-4, 6-4
2. Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Connor, Dylan (TRANSY) 6-3, 6-0
3. Buckman, Josh (TRANSY) def. Nate Moore (RHIT) 6-4, 6-2
4. Meikle, Zachary (TRANSY) def. Matthew Conrad (RHIT) 6-1, 6-1
5. Richardson, Patrick (TRANSY) def. Eric Teeman (RHIT) 6-2, 6-1
6. Erin Miller (RHIT) def. Glass, Jett (TRANSY) 3-1, retired
1.Ben Paras/Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Albrecht, Robert/Meikle, Zachary (TRANSY) 8-4
2. Nate Moore/Matthew Conrad (RHIT) def. Connor, Dylan/Buckman, Josh (TRANSY) 8-4
3. Richardson, Patrick/Glass, Jett (TRANSY) def. Erin Miller/Randy Billingsley (RHIT) 8-6