SEWANEE, Tenn. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology women's tennis team had a historic season come to an end with a 5-0 loss to Methodist University (N.C.) on Friday morning at the University of the South-Sewanee.
Rose-Hulman finished 14-4 on the season and won its second Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament in program history. The Fightin' Engineers made their first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance since 2011 and the second in school history this season.
Methodist won the doubles matches 8-1, 8-3 and 8-2, then completed the match victory with straight set wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles.
Methodist improved to 18-3, while Rose-Hulman compiled a 14-4 mark. The Fightin' Engineers were the regular season runner-up in the HCAC, then defeated Hanover 5-4 in the conference tournament final to advance to the NCAA Tournament.