Rose-Hulman, #1 Doubles Team Earn Regional Rankings

Rose-Hulman, #1 Doubles Team Earn Regional Rankings

ITA CENTRAL REGIONAL POLL

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's tennis team has earned a regional ranking from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for the third time in school history, highlighted by a regionally ranked doubles team.

The Rose-Hulman men moved up two spots to the No. 18 position in the latest Central Region rankings.  Unlike most NCAA Division III sports with eight evaluation regions, tennis has just four evaluation regions.

The doubles team of Georges Adam and Brandon Benedict have also been regionally ranked for the first time this season by the ITA.  Adam and Benedict are ranked No. 14 Central Region after combining to post a 17-6 record this spring.  The total of 17 doubles wins as a team snaps the previous school record of 16.

The Fightin' Engineers have been ranked in the ITA Central Region rankings in the last three regional polls, including the end of the 2015 season and both 2016 in-season polls.

Rose-Hulman stands 14-7 overall and 5-0 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play entering a home doubleheader on Saturday.  The Fightin' Engineers host Defiance at 10 a.m. Saturday, before battling No. 12 regionally ranked Wabash College at 4 p.m. Saturday.