Women's Tennis To Compete in HCAC Tournament

Women's Tennis To Compete in HCAC Tournament

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- After a strong fall, the Rose-Hulman Insitute of Technology women's tennis team will look to compete for the HCAC Championship this coming weekend in Indianapolis. 

The Fightin' Engineers have posted an overall record of 10-2 and 7-1 in the HCAC, good for a second place regualr season finish.  Their only loss in HCAC was to the Regular Season Champion Hanover.

So far this year Anna Thompson has posted a 9-3 record at #1 singles.  The freshman from Anderson, SC was named HCAC Player of the Week on September 12.  

Junior Bella Evans has put together a perfect season thus far in the #2 singles slot, going 11-0. She was named HCAC Player of the Week on October 10.  

Freshman Naomi Bhagat has been strong for the Fighitn' Engineers in 2016, posting a record of 11-1 at #3 singles.  

Senior Lauren Edwards has been the main #4 singles competitor in 2016.  She has compiled a 4-3 record in the #4 slot.  

Sophomore Linde Schaffer has rotated between #4, #5, and #6 singles this season.  Overall she has compiled a record of 4-2.  She is 2-0 in #4 spot, 1-2 in #5 singles, and 1-0 in the #6 slot.  

Senior Sydney Short has gone 5-0 this year from the #5 singles slot.  She has also gone 1-0 from the #4 singles position and 2-1 from the #6 singles position.  

Fellow senior Becca Stanley has anchored the #6 singels position for most the othe 2016 season. She has compiled a record of 4-0 in that slot. 

On the doubles side, Thompson and Bhagat have been the main #1 doubles duo in 2016 and they have compiled a 6-3 overall record.  Evans and Schaffer have gone 3-5 at the #2 doubles spot. Coach Dan Hopkins has used numerous combinations at the #3 doubles spot, but the duo of Edwards and Stanley has gone 2-1.  

The women will receive a first round bye and will play in the HCAC Semifinals on Saturday October 15. They will play the winner of the #6 seed Transylvania and #3 seed Franklin.

FINAL 2016 HCAC Standings:

Team HCAC Rec. Overall Rec.
Hanover 8-0 10-3
Rose-Hulman 7-1 10-2
Frankln 5-3 6-5
Manchester 5-3 5-6
Anderson 4-4 5-5
Transylvania 4-4 5-4
Mt. St. Joseph 2-6 7-9
Defiance 1-7 2-9
Earlham 0-8 0-15

2016 HCAC Women's Tennis Bracket

Opening Round - Friday, October 14 - 6:30 pm
Game 1: #4 Manchester vs. #5 Anderson 
Game 2: #3 Franklin vs. #6 Transylvania

Semifinals - Saturday, October 15 - 1 pm

Game 3: #2 Rose-Hulman vs. #3/6 winner
Game 4: #1 Hanover vs. #4/5 winner

Championship - Sunday, October 16 - 10 am
Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner

All matches with be played at the West Indy Racquet Club in Indianapolis, Ind.