TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Transylvania University won a battle between two of the top Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tennis programs with a 6-3 victory over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Sunday.
The No. 3 doubles team of senior Lauren Reberger (Brazil/Northview) and freshman Sydney Short (Langley, Va./Grafton) earned the first win of the day for the Engineers.
In singles play, junior Kylie McCollum (Lee's Summit, Mo./West) won at the No. 5 position and sophomore Lauren Miller (Highland, Ill.) contributed a win at the No. 6 spot.
Transylvania won at the top four singles and top two doubles positions to move into first place in the HCAC standings. Rose-Hulman returns to action with a trip to Franklin College on Wednesday.
Transylvania 6, Rose-Hulman 309-22-13 at Terre Haute, Ind.
Singles competition 1. Claire Mielcarek (TRANS) def. Marie Stettler (RHIT) 6-3, 6-22. Laila El Dessouki (TRANS) def. Suzana Mohd (RHIT) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)3. Victoria Haugli (TRANS) def. Paige Cook (RHIT) 4-6, 6-4, 6-34. Megan Dixon (TRANS) def. Colleen Stevenson (RHIT) 7-5, 7-55. Kylie McCollum (RHIT) def. Savannah Barnett (TRANS) 6-1, 6-26. Lauren Miller (RHIT) def. Jessica Shotwell (TRANS) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles competition 1. Claire Mielcarek/Laila El Dessouki (TRANS) def. Marie Stettler/Suzana Mohd (RHIT) 8-22. Victoria Haugli/Megan Dixon (TRANS) def. Paige Cook/Kylie McCollum (RHIT) 8-43. Sydney Short/Lauren Reberger (RHIT) def. Savannah Barnett/Taylor McCreary (TRANS) 8-5
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