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Men's Tennis to Face No. 7 WashU in NCAA Round of 32 on Friday

Men's Tennis to Face No. 7 WashU in NCAA Round of 32 on Friday

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will square off against Washington University (Mo.) in Round Two of the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Tournament on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Central Time.

Rose-Hulman enters the matchup on a school record 13-game winning streak and a 14-9 overall record.  The Fightin' Engineers have won five consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships and their last 47 matches against HCAC opposition. 

The NCAA Division III Tournament is also the final event for 31-year head coach Dan Hopkins.  The winningest coach in Rose-Hulman tennis history enters Friday's match with a college men's coaching record of 313-276.

Rose-Hulman is led by No. 1 singles player Ian Landwehr, who is ranked No. 14 in the ITA Central Region.  Landwehr stands 18-4 this season and is 40-7 in his Fightin' Engineer career.

Andre Adam holds the No. 2 slot and Rose-Hulman's career record for singles wins with 71.  Austin Perry has won 40 career matches and plays in the No. 3 singles spot.

Joseph Conrad has nine wins this season as the team's No. 4 player.  Josh Giambattista has a 14-11 record and is in the No. 5 singles spot, with Grant Stamper having 11 wins and playing in the No. 6 position.

Rose-Hulman's doubles teams include Adam and Giambattista at No. 1; Landwehr and Perry and No. 2; and Conrad and Ben Strate at No. 3.

Washington University enters the matchup ranked No. 7 nationally with a 17-7 overall record.  All seven of Washington University's losses have been to either NCAA Division I, II or top 10 Division III ranked teams.

The winner of Friday's match between Rose-Hulman and Washington University will face the winner of Friday afternoon's match between No. 27 Kalamazoo and Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday at noon CT.