Rose-Hulman’s hot streak in men’s tennis came to an end Saturday in the semifinal round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament at the West Indy Racquet Club.
After beating Hanover 5-1, the Engineers fell 5-0 to top-seeded Earlham to finish the year 11-8, including eight wins in the final 10 matches.
Rose-Hulman 5, Hanover 1
Singles — Ben Paras (RH) vs. Steven Gilliam, DNF; Devon Fritz (RH) vs. Brian Clark, DNF; Nate Moore (RH) vs. Reid Clark, DNF; Matthew Conrad (RH) def. Jordan Myers 6-3, 6-2; Eric Teeman (RH) def. Devon Sharpe 6-0, 7-6 (7-3); Erin Miller (RH) def. Andrew Nice 6-2, 6-3.
Doubles — Fritz-Paras (RH) def. B.Clark-R.Clark 8-2; Conrad-Moore (RH) def. Gilliam-Nice 8-6; Joshua Ruse-Sharpe (H) def. Randy Billingsley-Miller 8-6.
Earlham 5, Rose-Hulman 0
Singles — Anton Bartashevich (E) def. Paras 6-0, 6-0; Phillip Locklear (E) def. Fritz 6-1, 6-1; Kyle Richter (E) vs. Moore, DNF; Brad Maisey (E) vs. Conrad, DNF; Jack Venture-Cress (E) vs. Teeman, DNF; Scott Lawrence (E) vs. Miller, DNF.
Doubles — Bartashevich-Ventura-Cress (E) def. Fritz-Paras 8-5; Locklear-Richter (E) def. Conrad-Moore 8-6; Andrey Gavrilov-Maisey (E) def. Billingsley-Miller 8-1.
• Earlham 10, Rose-Hulman 3 — At Richmond, Earlham College scored six runs in the first inning to earn a 10-3 victory over Rose-Hulman in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball action on Saturday night.
The result, combined with other scores in the conference this weekend, means that Rose-Hulman must win at least one game in Sunday's doubleheader against Earlham to qualify for the 2013 HCAC Tournament. The Engineers would earn the No. 3 seed with a sweep, the No. 4 seed with a split, and be replaced in the tournament by Defiance if Earlham sweeps.
Seven Earlham players had two hits each to lead the Quaker offense. Sam Ward had two hits and three RBIs, Ross Yoho had two RBIs and Alex Arovits pitched in with a double and one RBI to lead the balanced attack.
Justin Broach scattered seven hits and struck out five in a complete game victory on the mound for Earlham.
The Rose-Hulman offense was led by sophomore Kody Alayon with a single, a double and one run scored. Freshman Patrick Klima added one single, one run and one RBI.
Earlham improved to 10-27 overall and 6-16 in league play with the win, while Rose-Hulman stands 12-10 in conference games and 15-22 on the season. The doubleheader begins at noon today in Richmond.
• ISU postponed — Rain Saturday wiped out a Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader at Price Field between Southern Illinois and Indiana State.
The two teams will play twice at 11 a.m. today, with ISU’s Senior Day festivities between games.
• Engineers still fifth — At Hulman Links, Rose-Hulman’s men’s team remained in fifth place after the third round of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament play Saturday.
Transylvania, which got a hole-in-one from Hunter Frazier on the 150-yard 13th hole, leads the standings with one round left that will be played today.
Team scores — Transylvania 297-300-293-890, Hanover 303-297-314-914, Mount St. Joseph 306-307-304-917, Franklin 318-323-314-955, Rose-Hulman 330-324-312-966, Manchester 333-342-310-985, Anderson 346-350-327-1,023, Defiance 358-347-338-1,043.
Rose-Hulman — Sanders Park 78-75-77-230, Travis Whithaus 77-79-78-234, Kent Kraus 91-85-79-255, Jeremy Walters 86-91-80-257.
• Community Foundation event — At Hulman Links, the Wabash Valley Community Foundation had its annual outing on Thursday.
First — Industrial Supply (Don Ireland, Jack Simpson, Tristan Ireland, Jason Ireland)
Second — First Financial Bank (Tony Tanoos, Dennis Stark, Kyle Miller, Tom Jones)
Third — City of Terre Haute (Eddie Bird, Bruce Rosselli, Chuck Adamson, Mark Bird)
First — Central Wabash Valley Construction Trades (Mike Jones, Bill Treash, Bubba Harris, Jeff Hayes)
Second — First Financial Bank Trust Department (Dan Callahan, Bill Merrill, Andrew Decker, Arnie Brames)
Third — LIghthouse Mission (Tim Fagg, Steve Fagg, Brian Phillips, Tim Long)
Longest putts — Merrill (No. 1), Dennis Atterson (No. 5), Michelle King (No. 9), Brock Solwold (No. 10), Derek Connor (No. 12), Paul Naretta (No. 18)
• Rose competes — At Bloomington, Rose-Hulman athletes had 11 top-10 finishes, four in the top five, in Friday night’s Billy Hayes Invitational at Indiana University.
Liz Evans had the best showing, a second-place finish in women’s high jump at 5-feet-7 1/4. Creasy Clauser of the Engineers was third in the 400 in 58.13 seconds.
Also in the top five were Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery, fourth in the 1,500 (4:59.39) and Tyler Hannan, fifth in the men’s 400 (48.67).
Andrew Daw was sixth in javelin (165-1), Collin Crowson sixth in pole vault (15-5), Trey Cahill seventh in hammer throw (183-3), Greg Larmore eighth in discus (140-11), Ryan Meyer ninth in steeplechase (10:22.84), Hannan 10th in the 200 (22.44) and Andy Hunkeler 10th in shot put (47-10).