Rose-Hulman Sweeps Bluffton in HCAC Opener

Cook-ac1TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology improved to 3-1 on the season with a 9-0 win over Bluffton University in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's tennis opener on Saturday.

Sophomore Marie Stettler (Edgerton, Wis./Senior), junior Sage Sackett (Kalamazoo, Mich./Mattawan), junior Melissa Montgomery (Alexandria/Monroe), sophomore Paige Cook (Terre Haute/North) and freshman Kylie McCollum (Lee's Summitt, Mo./West) earned singles and doubles victories to pace Rose-Hulman's effort.

Sophomore Colleen Steveson (Bolton, Mass./Nashoba Regional) pitched in with a win at No. 4 singles, and sophomore Lauren Reberger (Brazil/Northview) contributed to the No. 3 doubles victory.

Rose-Hulman improved to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in HCAC play, while Bluffton dropped to 0-1.  The Engineers return to varsity action on Wednesday with a home match against Anderson at 6 p.m.

ROSE-HULMAN 9, BLUFFTON 0
SINGLES:
1. Marie Stettler (RHIT) def. Nearhood, Caitlyn 6-0, 6-3
2. Sage Sackett (RHIT) def. Hostetler, Melissa 6-0, 6-0
3. Melissa Montgomery (RHIT) def. Helton, Kelly 6-0, 6-0
4. Colleen Stevenson (RHIT) def. Fox, Alexia 6-0, 6-0
5. Paige Cook (RHIT) def. Jones, Ashley 6-0, 6-0
6. Kylie McCollum (RHIT) def. Severt, Hilarie 6-0, 6-0

DOUBLES:
1. Sage Sackett/Melissa Montgomery (RHIT) def. Hostetler, Melissa/Nearhood, Caitlyn 8-0
2. Marie Stettler/Paige Cook (RHIT) def. Helton, Kelly/Jones, Ashley 8-0
3. Lauren Reberger/Kylie McCollum (RHIT) def. Fox, Alexia/Jennings, Tyler 8-0

JUNIOR VARSITY SINGLES IN PROGRESS:
1. Mary Schultz (RHIT) def. Alexia Fox 8-0
2. Manasa Punugu (RHIT) def. Melissa Hostetler 8-4
3. Kelly Helton (BU) def.Grace Johnson-Bann 8-3
4. Fallon Stinson (RHIT) def. Tyler Jennings 8-3
5. Ashley Jones (BU) def. Sarah Hensley 8-2 
6. Sonia Sanchez (RHIT) def. Hilarie Severt 8-2