Three Named All-HCAC; Benedict Freshman of the Year

225BenedictTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed three players on the first-team all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's tennis squad and also captured one of the league's coveted major awards.

Brandon Benedict (Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian) earned HCAC Freshman of the Year accolades and was one of three Fightin' Engineers selected for the all-league squad.  Freshman Georges Adam (Barueri, Brazil/Colegio Pentagono) and sophomore Matthew Conrad (Anderson, Ind./Lapel) joined Benedict on the first-team all-conference squad.

225AdamRose-Hulman also placed two players on the honorable mention all-conference team.  Senior Nate Moore (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and sophomore Erin Miller (Stamping Ground, Ky./Scott County) captured the honors.  Junior Ray Montgomery (Terre Haute/South) was honored with a spot on the league's all-sportsmanship team.

Benedict finished with a team-high 27 total wins this season, finishing 13-5 at the No. 1 singles position and 14-4 as the doubles partner with Adam at the No. 1 spot.

Adam added 26 victories on the season after compiling a 12-5 record at the No. 2 singles position. 

Conrad finished 10-7 on the season overall and 7-1 in conference play at the No. 3 singles position, and teamed with Moore for a 9-8 doubles mark.  His career record in singles played improved to 24-11 with this season's performance.

225ConradThe trio of Benedict, Adam and Conrad combined to finish 20-4 in HCAC singles play and 13-3 in doubles matches to help propel Rose-Hulman to a second-place finish in the league regular season standings. 

Moore finished 6-11 at the No. 4 singles position and was Conrad's doubles partner for a 9-8 mark.  He completes his career with 20 singles wins.

Miller compiled five singles wins and was part of a successful No. 3 doubles team that included Montgomery.  The duo finished 12-4 on the season, with five consecutive victories to close the 2014 season.

The Fightin' Engineers recorded their 17th consecutive season with a record of .500 or above at 10-8, including a 7-1 league mark.  Rose-Hulman earned the No. 2 seed and reached the semifinal round of last weekend's HCAC Tournament.