Hanover College’s men’s tennis team was bumped from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s post-season tournament with a 5-1 loss to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The opening-round match of the six-team event was held Saturday, May 4, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Hanover earned one win in the three doubles battles to open the match. Rose-Hulman (11-7), however, grabbed wins at Nos. 4-6 singles to claim victory in the first-to-five format.
Senior Devon Sharpe (Indianapolis, Ind.) and freshman Joshua Ruse (Brownsburg, Ind.) improved to 6-3 this season with an 8-6 win against Rose-Hulman’s Erin Miller and Randy Billingsley at No. 3 doubles.
Sophomore Brian Clark (New Palestine, Ind.) and freshman Reid Clark (New Palestine, Ind.) fell at No. 1, 8-2, to the Engineers' Ben Paras and Devon Fritz.
Senior Steven Gilliam (Fishers, Ind.) and freshman Andrew Nice (Salem, Ind.) were edged, 8-6, by Matthew Conrad and Nate Moore at No. 2.
In singles action, Conrad defeated junior Jordan Myers (Indianapolis, Ind.), 6-3, 6-2, at No. 4. Rose-Hulman’s Eric Teeman slipped past Sharpe, 6-0, 7-6 (7-3), at No. 5. Nice fell to Miller, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 6.
Hanover caps its season with a 5-13 overall mark. The Panthers finished fifth in the Heartland Conference standings with a 5-4 record.
Published Saturday, May 4, 2013