Schoumacher Becomes First Men's Tennis Player To Reach 100 Victories

SchoumacherNORTH MANCHESTER, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology defeated Manchester to clinch the second seed for the upcoming Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Tournament. 

Michael Schoumacher (Memphis, Tenn./White Station) also became the first men's tennis player to achieve 100 victories in his career.

Schoumacher teamed with senior Scott Grubbs (Wildwood, Mo./ Lafayette) at No. 1 doubles to defeat the Manchester pair 8-2, earning his 100th career match victory at Rose-Hulman.  He also won at his No. 3 Singles position.

Grubbs also grabbed a victory at No. 2 singles.

Freshman Ben Paras (Tucson, Ariz./Nordhoff),  junior Alex Gumz (Palatine, Ill./William Fremd)  and junior David Becerra (Brownsburg/ Covenant Christian)  each earned singles and doubles victories to lead the Rose-Hulman effort.

Junior Seth Hendrickson (Crawfordsville) contributed a win at No. 6 singles, and Bacerra joined junior Brent Frizzell (Avon) for a victory at the No. 3 doubles slot.

Rose-Hulman stands 8-7 overall and 5-2 in conference play. The team returns to action April 20th to face Greenville College.

ROSE-HULMAN 9, MANCHESTER 0

SINGLES
1 - Ben Paras (R) def. Josh Walker 6-4, 6-2
2 - Scott Grubbs (R) def. Jeremy Patterson 6-4, 6-1
3 - Michael Schoumacher (R) def. Peiro Ridoutt 6-1, 0-1 Retired
4 - David Becerra (R) def. Collin Bishopp 6-1, 6-1
5 - Alex Gumz (R) def. Chris Thomas 6-1, 6-1
6 - Seth Hendrickson (R) def. Jose Mireles 6-0, 6-0
 
DOUBLES
1 - Grubbs/Schoumacher (R) def Walker Patterson 8-2
2 - Gumz/Paras (R) def. Ridoutt/Bishopp 8-4
3 - Becera/Brent Frizzell (R) def. Thomas/Ben Ogden 8-4