Women's Tennis Splits with Bluffton, Ohio Northern

Stetler-ac2TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- In the women's tennis season opener, Rose-Hulman Institute of Techonology defeated Bluffton University and fell to nationally ranked Ohio Nothern University on Saturday.

Junior Marie Stettler (Edgerton, Wis./Senior), sophomore Suzana Mohd (Puchong, Malaysia), senior Melissa Montgomery (Alexandria/Monroe), Junior Paige Cook (Terre Haute/North) and sophomore Kylie McCollum (Lee's Summitt, Mo./West) earned singles and doubles victories to pace Rose-Hulman's effort.

The team of Stettler and Montgomery won at No. 1 doubles, with Cook and Mohd winning at No. 2.  Junior Lauren Reberger (Brazil/Northview) also contributed to the No. 3 doubles victory with junior Mary Schultz (Harrison, Ohio).

Rose-Hulman improved to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in HCAC play, while Bluffton dropped to 0-1. Ohio Northern improves to 1-0. The Engineers return home for matches against Oakland City and IU-East tomorrow starting at noon.

ROSE-HULMAN 9, BLUFFTON 0

Singles competition
1. Marie Stettler (RHIT) def. Caitlin Nearhood (BU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Suzana Mohd (RHIT) def. Melissa Hostetler (BU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Melissa Montgomery (RHIT) def. Ashley Jones (BU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Paige Cook (RHIT) def. Alex Fox (BU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Lauren Miller (RHIT) def. Tyler Jennings (BU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Kylie McCollum (RHIT) def. Marissa Radigan (BU) 6-0, 6-0 

Doubles competition
1. Marie Stettler/Melissa Montgomery (RHIT) def. Caitlin Nearhood/Melissa Hostetler (BU) 8-4
2. Paige Cook/Suzana Mohd (RHIT) def. Ashley Jones/Tyler Jennings (BU) 8-0
3. Lauren Reberger/Mary Schultz (RHIT) def. Alex Fox/Marissa Radigan (BU) 8-0

OHIO NORTHERN 9, ROSE-HULMAN 0

Singles competition
1. Michelle Tuma (ONU) def. Marie Stettler (RHIT) 6-2, 6-2
2. Christina Corbean (ONU) def. Suzana Mohd (RHIT) 6-2, 6-4
3. Meghan Letizia (ONU) def. Melissa Montgomery (RHIT) 6-1, 6-0
4. Kristin Cellentani (ONU) def. Paige Cook (RHIT) 6-3, 6-0
5. Brittany Miller (ONU) def. Lauren Miller (RHIT) 6-1, 6-1
6. Carly Olmstead (ONU) def. Kylie McCollum (RHIT) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Michelle Tuma/Christie Gales (ONU) def. Marie Stettler/Melissa Montgomery (RHIT) 8-1
2. Brittany Miller/Kristin Cellentani (ONU) def. Suzana Mohd/Paige Cook (RHIT) 8-2
3. Carly Olmstead/Lauren Rife (ONU) def. Lauren Reberger/Kylie McCollum (RHIT) 8-4