TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology finished the 2016-17 men's tennis with the highest team and individual rankings in program history, in the final polls released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Friday.
Rose-Hulman ended the season ranked No. 12 in the ITA Central Region, the team's best ranking in program history. The Fightin' Engineers finished 20-9 overall and earned the first NCAA Division III Tournament win in program history, 5-4 over Wheaton, to advanced to the Round of 32.
Individually, the duo of Georges Adam and Brandon Benedict teamed up for the best individual rankings in the history of Rose-Hulman men's tennis. Adam and Benedict finished the season ranked No. 20 nationally and No. 6 in the Great Lakes Region in doubles. The duo finished 25-8 overall as a team this season, with a 23-6 mark ion dual matches.
In addition, Adam finished the season ranked No. 18 in the ITA Central Region in singles action.
Adam finished No. 2 in school history in singles wins (61), doubles wins (75) and total wins (136). His four-year records were 61-28 in singles action and 75-27 in doubles play.
Benedict graduated as the career school record hoder for singles wins (69), doubles wins (76) and total wins (145) at Rose-Hulman. He finished 69-28 in singles play and 76-28 in doubles matches.
Adam and Benedict were part of teams that qualified for three NCAA Division III Tournaments, won three HCAC regular season championships and captured three HCAC Tournament titles. The team is projected to return seven letter winners from this year's team in 2018.