The Rose-Hulman men’s tennis teams improved their record to 6 – 6 on the season with three wins and no losses last week. In addition, they are currently 5 – 1 in their last six matches.
On Wednesday, Apr. 10, the Engineers hosted the Mighty Oaks from Oakland City University. Rose-Hulman would win all three doubles matches along with five of six singles matches to earn their second home win of the season. Senior Ben Paras teamed with senior Devon Fritz to win at No. 1 doubles, and each won their singles matches at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. The Engineers then hosted Greenville College on Friday evening. The two teams would split the six singles matches, leaving the match to be decided through the three doubles matches. Rose-Hulman would end up winning each of the doubles matches to take a 6 – 3 match victory. Traveling to take on HCAC opponent Defiance College on Sunday, Rose-Hulman would sweep all matches, winning 9 – 0 overall. Winners for the Engineers included seniors Ben Paras at No. 1 singles, Devon Fritz at No. 2, Nathan Moore at No. 3, and Eric Teeman at No. 5. Freshman Matthew Conrad would win at No. 4 singles and sophomore Ray Montgomery earned a win at No. 6. At doubles, Paras and Fritz teamed to win at the No. 1 spot, while Moore and Conrad combined for a solid effort at No. 2. Senior Randy Billingsley and freshman Erin Miller rounded out the sweep with a win at No. 3 doubles. Finishing undefeated in both singles and doubles play this past week, senior Devon Fritz earned the HCAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. In singles competition, Fritz has a career record of 27 – 22 and is 10 – 2 in doubles competition with partner Ben Paras. The Engineers will next play away versus HCAC opponent Anderson University this Saturday. They will then host both Transylvania University and Bluffton University on Sunday, with the first match beginning at 10 am. The second matchup will start at 3 pm.