Women's Tennis Sweeps Defiance, Improves to 5-1

montgomery1TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a 9-0 win over Defiance on Saturday.

Junior Marie Stettler (Edgerton, Wis./Senior), senior Melissa Montgomery (Alexandria/Monroe), junior Paige Cook (Terre Haute/North), sophomore Kylie McCollum (Lee's Summitt, Mo./West) and freshman Lauren Miller (Highland, Ill.) earned singles victories to pace Rose-Hulman's effort.

Doubles winners included the team of Stettler and Montgomery at No. 1; junior Lauren Reberger (Brazil/Northview) and sophomore Suzana Mohd (Puchong, Malaysia/Mara University) at No. 2; and Cook with sophomore Fallon Stinson (Brownstown/Central) at No. 3.

Rose-Hulman returns to action against IU-Southeast in a match at Franklin College on Sunday at noon.

ROSE-HULMAN 9, DEFIANCE 0

Singles competition
1. Marie Stettler (RHIT) def. Weiland,Kirsten (DC) 6-3, 6-0
2. Melissa Montgomery (RHIT) def. Savage,Katie (DC) 6-0, 6-2
3. Paige Cook (RHIT) def. Brown,Tasha (DC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Lauren Miller (RHIT) def. Brown, Bethany (DC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Kylie McCollum (RHIT) def. LaBarbera,Danielle (DC) 6-2, 6-1
6. Suzana Mohd (RHIT) def. No player (DC), by forfeit

Doubles competition
1. Marie Stettler/Melissa Montgomery (RHIT) def. Weiland,Kirsten/Savage,Katie (DC) 8-2
2. Lauren Reberger/Koharuko Fujita (RHIT) def. Brown,Tasha/LaBarbera,Danielle (DC) 8-0
3. Paige Cook/Fallon Stinson (RHIT) def. Brown, Bethany/Weber, Maria (DC) 8-0