Four Men's Tennis Players Earn All-HCAC Honors

TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed four players on the all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's tennis team, in results released by the league office.

746-fritz-parasSeniors Ben Paras (Tucson, Ariz./Nordhoff) and Devon Fritz (Lakeside, Calif./West Hills) received first-team all-conference honors.

Honorable mention all-conference award winners included junior Nate Moore (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and freshman Matthew Conrad (Anderson/Lapel).

Senior Randy Billingsley (Moline, Ill.) also captured a spot on the league's all-sportsmanship team.

Paras and Fritz combined to tie Rose-Hulman's single-season school record for doubles wins (16) and winning percentage (.842) at the No. 1 position. 

Paras finished 8-9 this season in singles play and won 29 singles matches in his Rose-Hulman career.  His efforts also included 31 career doubles wins.

Fritz compiled a 9-9 singles record this season to improve his career singles record to 31-24.  In doubles play, Fritz finished 39-21 as a Fightin' Engineer.

The doubles team of Moore and Conrad finished 8-10 overall at the No. 2 position.  Moore added five singles wins at the No. 3 spot, and Conrad finished 14-4 at the No. 4 singles spot this season.

Billingsley capped his career as a two-year varsity player fo rhte Fightin' Engineers, including a 10-5 doubles record in 2013.

Rose-Hulman finished 11-8 overall and won eight of its last 10 matches to secure its 16th consecutive season at .500 or above this spring.