Women's Tennis Falls to Franklin, Stands 8-2

stettler2TERRE HAUTE, IND. --  Franklin College improved to 8-1 and 5-0 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's tennis play with a 7-2 victory over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Sunday.

Rose-Hulman stands 8-2 on the season and 5-1 in conference play after just its second loss in regular season league play in the last three years.

Junior Marie Stettler (Edgerton, Wis./Senior) earned a victory at the No. 1 singles position for Rose-Hulman.  The doubles team of junior Paige Cook and sophomore Koharuko Fujita (Ishikawa, Japan/Izumigaoka) also won at the No. 2 doubles spot.

The Fightin' Engineers return to action on Saturday with a home match against Manchester.

FRANKLIN 7, ROSE-HULMAN 2
Singles competition:

1. Marie Stettler (RHIT) def. Heather Pasek (FC) 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 1-0 (10-6)
2. Melissa Sanders (FC) def. Melissa Montgomery (RHIT) 6-0, 6-2
3. Bethany Harris (FC) def. Paige Cook (RHIT) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
4. Adrian Gillaspy (FC) def. Lauren Miller (RHIT) 6-3, 6-2
5. Rain Tuley (FC) def. Kylie McCollum (RHIT) 6-4, 6-3
6. Chelsea Howell (FC) def. Koharuko Fujita (RHIT) 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (7-2)

Doubles competition:
1. Melissa Sanders/Adrian Gillaspy (FC) def. Marie Stettler/Melissa Montgomery (RHIT) 9-7
2. Paige Cook/Koharuko Fujita (RHIT) def. Heather Pasek/Bethany Harris (FC) 8-2
3. Rain Tuley/Chelsea Howell (FC) def. Kylie McCollum/Lauren Reberger (RHIT) 8-6