TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology opened the men's tennis season with a 5-4
victory over Earlham College in Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference action on Saturday.
Senior Seth Hendrickson (Crawfordsville)
(pictured) captured the deciding match at the No. 5
singles spot by a 6-4, 7-5 margin to secure the victory.
Senior Dallas Burton (Haughton, La./Louisiana Math
& Science) added a come-from-behind victory to keep
the match alive. Burton captured a 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 decision by
winning a third-set match tiebreak by a 13-11 score.
Sophomore Devon Fritz (Lakeside, Calif./West
Hills) also contributed a 6-4, 7-5 victory at No. 4
In doubles play, the tandem of junior David
Becerra (Brownsburg) and Hendrickson claimed an 8-6 win at
the No. 2 position. Fritz and junior Alex Gumz
(Palatine, Ill.) combined for an 8-4 win at No. 3
Rose-Hulman stands 1-0 on the season and in league play,
while Earlham dropped to 0-1 on the campaign. The Fightin'
Engineers return to action against Hanover College on Feb. 13 in
ROSE-HULMAN 5, EARLHAM
1. Henry Levin (EC) def. Ben Paras 6-3, 6-1
2. Andrey Gavrilov (EC) def. David Becerra (RHIT) 6-2, 6-1
3. Brad Maisey (EC) def. Alex Gumz (RHIT) 6-1, 6-3
4. Devon Fritz (RHIT) def. Mike Von Vogt (EC) 6-4, 7-5
5. Seth Hendrickson (RHIT) def. Scott Lawrence (EC) 6-4, 7-5
6. Dallas Burton (RHIT) def. Johnny Kauffman (EC) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0
1. Levin/Maisey (EC) def. Paras/Burton (RHIT) 8-6
2. Becerra/Hendrickson (RHIT) def. Gavrilov/Kauffman (EC) 8-6
3. Fritz/Gumz (RHIT) def. Von Vogt/Lawrence (EC) 8-4