TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's tennis team will put their four-match win streak on the line this coming Saturday April 22. The Fightin' Engineers will play at Defiance College.
Yellow Jackets enter Satruday's match with a record of 9-8, 3-2 HCAC. DC was defeated in their latest match, falling to Earlham College 8-1. Rose-Hulman will bring a 15-7, 6-0 HCAC record to the Buckeye State. The match time aginast Defiance is 11 a.m.
In the lastest ITA Tennis Rankings released on Tuesday April 18 Rose-Hulman is ranked No. 15 in the ITA Central Region, which is one of just four tennis regions in the nation. Senior Georges Adam is ranked No. 17 in singles play, and the doubles duo of Adam and Brandon Benedict stand No. 9 in the latest regional rankings.
Individually, Adam is 18-6 on the season and has improved to 59-25 in his career. His 59 career wins ranks third in Rose-Hulman school history and his career winning percentage of .702 ranks fifth all-time. In doubles play, his 69 wins rank No. 2 just behind Benedict while his winning percentage of .726 is No. 1.
Benedict has a career singles record of 65-27 to rank No. 1 in school history in singles wins. His winning percentage of .707 in singles play stands No. 4 all-time. He holds the career school record with 70 doubles wins and ranks No. 2 all-time in doubles winning percentage at .722.