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Men's Tennis Closes Florida Portion of Spring Trip on Tuesday

Men's Tennis Closes Florida Portion of Spring Trip on Tuesday

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology completes the Florida portion of its spring trip with matches against Augustana and Florida Tech on Tuesday.

MATCH SCHEDULE (USTA National Campus - Orlando, Fla.)
Mon., Feb. 25 - Rose-Hulman vs. Augustana (Ill.), 9 am
Mon., Feb. 25 - Rose-Hulman vs. Florida Tech, 5:30 pm

ROSE-HULMAN NEWS & NOTES (0-5, 0-0 HCAC)

* Rose-Hulman has played perhaps the toughest schedule in NCAA Division III men's tennis this season.  RHIT has faced three top 25 ranked NCAA Division III teams and two NCAA Division II teams.
* The men's tennis team has won four straight HCAC championships and made four straight NCAA Division III Tournament appearances entering 2019.
* Rose-Hulman has won 39 consecutive matches against HCAC competition and has not lost to an HCAC opponent since May 2014.  HCAC action begins March 30.
* This year's schedule includes two matches against NCAA Division I opposition; three matches against NCAA D-II foes; and three matches with preseason top 40 ranked D-III foes
* Ian Landwehr was named HCAC Player of the Year and ended the 2018 season ranked No. 40 nationally in the ITA singles rankings, after finishing 22-3 and 19-0 against D-III competition last spring
* Rose-Hulman finished the 2018 season at No. 18 in the ITA NCAA Division III Central Region rankings
* Last fall, Rose-Hulman set a program record by winning 14 total matches at the ITA Central Regional
* Rose-Hulman finished 17-11 last season.  RHIT lost 4 times to NCAA Division I teams and 4 times to top 40 ranked NCAA Division III teams.

THE OPPOSITION

* Regionally ranked Augustana is 6-2 so far this season.
* NCAA Division II Florida Tech is 2-1 this season.