IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology completed the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference season at 7-1 and improved to 10-2
overall with an 8-1 win at Earlham on Sunday.
Rose-Hulman will await the results of Wednesday's match between
Franklin and Transylvania to determine its final seeding for next
weekend's conference tournament.
If Transylvania defeats Franklin, Rose-Hulman would share the
regular season conference championship and earn its third straight
regular season title.
The winner of the six-team HCAC Tournament will receive a bid to
the NCAA Division III Tournament. Rose-Hulman won the
conference tournament title and made an NCAA appearance two seasons
Junior Marie Stettler (Edgerton,
Wis./Senior), senior Melissa Montgomery
(Alexandria/Monroe), junior Paige Cook (Terre
Haute/North), freshman Lauren Miller (Highland,
Ill.), sophomore Kylie McCollum and junior
Lauren Reberger (Brazil/Northview) led the way
with a singles sweep against Earlham.
The second doubles team of Cook and sophomore Koharuko
Fujita (Ishikawa, Japan/Izumigaoka) joined the third
doubles team of McCollum and Reberger with wins at Earlham.
Rose-Hulman will compete in the HCAC Tournament on Saturday in
Indianapolis. The championship match is scheduled for Sunday
ROSE-HULMAN 8, EARLHAM 1
1. Marie Stettler (RHIT) def. Engle, Olivia (EC) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0
2. Melissa Montgomery (RHIT) def. Welsh, Claire (EC) 7-6 (7-4),
3. Paige Cook (RHIT) def. Childs, Jessica (EC) 6-1, 6-1
4. Lauren Miller (RHIT) def. Huang, Joanne (EC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Kylie McCollum (RHIT) def. Cooper, Maya (EC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Lauren Reberger (RHIT) def. Vladimirova, Stasia (EC) 6-4,
1. Engle, Olivia/Welsh, Claire (EC) def. Marie Stettler/Melissa
Montgomery (RHIT) 8-3
2. Paige Cook/Koharuko Fujita (RHIT) def. Childs,
Jessica/Vladimirova, Stasia (EC) 8-0
3. Kylie McCollum/Lauren Reberger (RHIT) def. Huang, Joanne/Cooper,
Maya (EC) 8-0