Terre Haute North graduate Paige Cook got wins in both singles and doubles Sunday, but Rose-Hulman lost 5-3 to regular-season champion Franklin in the championship match of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s tennis tournament.
Franklin, which won a pair of three-set singles matches Sunday, moves on to NCAA Division III tournament play while the Engineers, who were also second in the regular season, finished their fall season 11-3.
Franklin 5, Rose-Hulman 3
Singles — Marie Stettler (RH) def. Heather Pasek 6-1, 6-4; Melissa Sanders (F) def. Suzana Mohd 6-1, 5-7, 6-3; Bethany Harris (F) def. Melissa Montgomery 6-4, 6-3; Paige Cook (RH) def. Adrian Gillaspy 6-2, 6-4; Rain Tuley (F) def. Lauren Miller 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); Chelsea Howell (F) vs. Kylie McCollum (RH), did not finish.
Doubles — Gillaspy-Sanders (F) def. Montgomery-Stettler 8-4; Cook-Koharuko Fujita (RH) def. Harris-Pasek 8-3; Howell-Tuley (F) def. McCollum-Lauren Reberger 9-8 (7-4).
• Geneva Hills wins — At Rea Park, Geneva Hills took team honors in the Interclub Championship played in windy conditions Sunday.
Geneva Hills was first in the scoring — counting the eight best scores per hole — followed in order by Hulman Links, Rea Park, Matthews Park and Country Club of Terre Haute.
Tom Jones was low for the day with 70, the only sub-par score in the field. Team totals were not available.
• Engineers finish third — At Franklin, Rose-Hulman’s women tied a program record with a third-place finish Sunday at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference golf championships at the Legends of Indiana.
Battling heavy winds, freshman Hayley Vonder Haar led the Engineers with an all-conference performance. She shot 85 on Saturday and 94 on Sunday and finished seventh.
Team scores — Franklin 336-360-696, Hanover 347-367-714, Rose-Hulman 361-386-747, Transylvania 368-386-754, Mount St. Joseph 362-408-770, Defiance 381-396-777.
Rose-Hulman — Hayley Vonder Haar 85-94-179, Jaclyn Smith 95-90-185, Deanne DeKeizer 85-103-188, Miriam Remmers 96-102-198, Emily Barker 99-100-199.
• Illinois State 9, Indiana State 2 — At Normal, Ill., the visiting Sycamores actually had an early 1-0 lead but yielded four goals in the first period and five more in the second in a Missouri Valley Conference match Sunday.
Elle Steele of Indiana State scored following a cross into the penalty box by Shelby Troyer in the 13th minute, but the Redbirds tied the score a minute later and went on from there.
Freshman Sydney Loesing got her first career goal for the Sycamores in the 72nd, cutting the lead to 6-2.
Now 6-8-1 overall, 1-2 in the MVC, the Sycamores play Wednesday at Evansville. Illinois State is 9-4-2 and 2-2.
• Engineers outshoot MIT again — At Boston,Rose-Hulman topped Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the second straight day with a 4,414-4,372 victory on Sunday.
Evan Duvall led the Engineers with a total score of 1,121 points, 561 in smallbore and 560 in air rifle. Adam Foss contributed a score of 1,116, including a 568 in air rifle; Allie Carlson added a score of 1,089; and Suzanne Eisenberger pitched in with a score of 1,088.
Rose competes next Oct. 27 at Purdue.
• Creighton 3, Indiana State 0 — At the ISU Arena, the host Sycamores had a lead in all three sets but lost Saturday night in Missouri Valley Conference play by scores of 25-20, 25-18, 25-22. ISU had a 13-6 lead early in the third set.
Cassandra Willis led the Sycamores with nine kills while Molly Murphy added seven kills and 11 digs and Ashlen Buck had 13 digs. ISU plays this coming weekend at Northern Iowa and Bradley.