Six Men's Tennis Players Earn All-HCAC Recognition

TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Six members of the Rose-Hulman regular season Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship men's tennis team received all-league recognition, in results released by the conference office.

Becerra-2Seniors David Becerra (Brownsburg/Covenant Christian) (at right) and Alex Gumz (Palatine, Ill./William Fremd) (next photo below) joined sophomore Ben Paras (Tucson, Ariz./Nordhoff) (last photo below) on the first-team all-conference squad.

Honorable mention all-conference award winners included senior Dallas Burton (Haughton, La./Louisiana Math and Science), sophomore Devon Fritz (Lakeside, Calif./West Hills) and senior Seth Hendrickson (Crawfordsville).

Gumz-2Becerra finished 11-10 as the team No. 2 singles player and was 12-9 at No. 2 doubles for the Engineers this season.  He finished with 65 career victories at Rose-Hulman, including 33 doubles wins and 32 in singles play.

Gumz compiled an 8-7 record as the team's No. 3 singles player and finished 11-5 overall in doubles play.  He earned honorable mention all-league recognition last season and finished with a 35-35 career singles mark and a 30-31 doubles record.

Paras-2Paras finished with six wins as the team's No. 1 singles player for the second consecutive year.  He also teamed with Dallas Burton for five victories at the No. 1 doubles position.

Burton completed his career with a 29-26 doubles record and an 11-4 singles mark at Rose-Hulman.  He recorded 40 total victories as an Engineer and won six doubles and three singles matches in 2011.

Fritz compiled a 13-6 record at primarily No. 4 singles in his first season in the varsity lineup.  He also combined for a 14-7 record in doubles play, including an 11-3 mark with Gumz at the No. 3 spot.

Hendrickson recorded the second most singles victories in school history with 54 career wins against just 26 losses.  He also tallied 31 doubles wins at Rose-Hulman to rank sixth in school history with 85 wins.  His efforts included a 16-5 record in singles play and a 12-9 doubles mark this season.

Rose-Hulman won its first regular season conference championship in the sport of men's tennis this spring and compiled its 14th consecutive season at .500 or above.