Four Men's Tennis Players Named All-HCAC

Four Men's Tennis Players Named All-HCAC

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed four players on the all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis squad, and head coach Dan Hopkins was named HCAC Coach of the Year in results released by the league office on Tuesday.

Sophomore Andre Adam, senior Georges Adam, senior Brandon Benedict and junior Cam Metzger were each named first-team all-conference for their efforts this season.  Freshman Austin Perry and sophomore Andrew Schiffman claimed honorable mention all-conference honors, and junior Brendan Goldacker claimed a spot on the league's all-sportsmanship team.

Hopkins earned his second career HCAC Men's Tennis Coach of the Year honor after leading the team to its third consecutive regular season and conference championship sweep. The Fightin' Engineers have a record of 30-0 in official conference competition since the start of the 2015 season.

Andre Adam finished 19-9 as the team's primary No. 4 singles player this year to increase his career record to 38-17.  In doubles matches, he finished 19-9 overall and has a career mark of 38-19.

Georges Adam ranks No. 2 in school history in career doubles wins (73) and singles wins (61).  He holds the career school record for doubles winning percentage (.730) with a 73-27 mark.  This season, the team's No. 1 player has a career-high 20 singles wins and a 20-8 record.  In doubles play this spring, Adam stands 23-8 to move his career record to 73-27.

Benedict stands as Rose-Hulman's career school record holder for singles wins (74), doubles wins (68) and total wins (142).  He has a 22-8 record as the team's primary No. 2 singles player, and has a 23-8 mark at No. 1 doubles.  His career records stand at 68-28 in singles play and 74-28 in doubles matches for the No. 2 ranked winning percentage in program history.

Metzger has a 17-12 singles record as the team's primarily No. 3 player to increase his career mark to 44-26.  He stands at 19-9 in doubles matches this season, moving his career doubles totals to 51 wins against just 26 losses.

The tandem of Perry and Schiffman have served as Rose-Hulman's No. 5 and No. 6 singles players this year.  Perry stands 12-10 in singles play and 11-9 in doubles matches as a freshman, while Schiffman has a singles mark of 14-5 this season to move his career total to 24-12.

Goldacker has provided depth at both the singles and doubles spots, with a 4-4 singles record this year and a 5-4 doubles mark.

Rose-Hulman will appear in its third consecutive NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Tournament starting Thursday.  The Fightin' Engineers (18-9) will face Wheaton (Ill.) in first round action taking place at Washington University (Mo.) starting at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.