September 22, 2013

Rose-Hulman Falls 6-3 to HCAC Rival Transylvania

TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Transylvania University won a battle between two of the top Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tennis programs with a 6-3 victory over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Sunday.

The No. 3 doubles team of senior Lauren Reberger (Brazil/Northview) and freshman Sydney Short (Langley, Va./Grafton) earned the first win of the day for the Engineers.

In singles play, junior Kylie McCollum (Lee's Summit, Mo./West) won at the No. 5 position and sophomore Lauren Miller (Highland, Ill.) contributed a win at the No. 6 spot.

Transylvania won at the top four singles and top two doubles positions to move into first place in the HCAC standings.  Rose-Hulman returns to action with a trip to Franklin College on Wednesday.

Transylvania 6, Rose-Hulman 3
09-22-13 at Terre Haute, Ind.

Singles competition
1. Claire Mielcarek (TRANS) def. Marie Stettler (RHIT) 6-3, 6-2
2. Laila El Dessouki (TRANS) def. Suzana Mohd (RHIT) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
3. Victoria Haugli (TRANS) def. Paige Cook (RHIT) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Megan Dixon (TRANS) def. Colleen Stevenson (RHIT) 7-5, 7-5
5. Kylie McCollum (RHIT) def. Savannah Barnett (TRANS) 6-1, 6-2
6. Lauren Miller (RHIT) def. Jessica Shotwell (TRANS) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Claire Mielcarek/Laila El Dessouki (TRANS) def. Marie Stettler/Suzana Mohd (RHIT) 8-2
2. Victoria Haugli/Megan Dixon (TRANS) def. Paige Cook/Kylie McCollum (RHIT) 8-4
3. Sydney Short/Lauren Reberger (RHIT) def. Savannah Barnett/Taylor McCreary (TRANS) 8-5