Mohd, Evans Earn Top HCAC Tennis Honors

Mohd, Evans Earn Top HCAC Tennis Honors

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Suzana Mohd has been named Most Valuable Player, while Isabella Evans earned Freshman of the Year honors in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's tennis awards list released Tuesday.

Mohd finished her season season with a 14-5 mark dual match record, including an 8-1 mark at the No. 1 singles position for Rose-Hulman.  The effort improved Mohd's career singles record to 24-8.

In doubles play, Mohd finished 6-4 at the No. 1 position.  She becomes the second Fightin' Engineer to win HCAC Most Valuable Player honors, joining four-time Player of the Year Sam Danesis on the short list.

Evans finished a perfect 12-0 in singles play this season and also compiled an 9-3 mark in doubles matches.  She finished 10-0 at No. 2 singles, 2-0 at No. 1 singles and was the only player in the HCAC with an undefeated record during the regular and postseasons this fall.

Senior Kylie McCollum joined Mohd and Evans on the first-team all-conference squad.  McCollum finished 8-4 in singles play to complete her singles career with a 37-15 overall record.  She also compiled a 7-5 doubles mark this fall.

Two Rose-Hulman players earned honorable mention all-conference honors.  Lauren Edwards was 8-2 overall in singles play and 8-3 in doubles play at the primarily No. 4 position, while Lauren Miller finished 8-2 in singles play and 9-2 in doubles play at the primarily No. 5 singles spot.

Sophomore Sydney Short rounded out the all-conference performers by earning a spot on the conference's all-sportsmanship team.  Short finished 7-2 in singles and 9-2 in doubles play at the No. 6 position.

Rose-Hulman finished 10-2 overall this fall, with 10 consecutive victories.  The Fightin' Engineers finished as the regular season and conference tournament runner-ups for the second consecutive year.