Panthers suffer setback at Rose-Hulman

Jed Fajt

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The short-handed Hanover men's tennis team suffered its second straight loss to start Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play Saturday, falling at Rose-Hulman, 9-0.

Despite being swept in doubles action to start the match, the Panthers stood strong, winning at least four games in each match. Sophomores Landon Carrico (New Albany, Ind.) and Mitchell Minniear (Muncie, Ind.) put up the best effort, falling in the No. 2 spot, 8-6.

Hanover (4-10, 0-2 HCAC) struggled against the Fightin' Engineers (10-7, 4-0 HCAC) in singles play, dropping each match in straight sets. In his collegiate singles debut, freshman Jed Fajt (Greencastle, Ind.) dropped his opening set, 6-0, but bounced back and nearly forced a third-set tiebreaker after falling 7-6 (7-4) in the second frame.

The Blue and Red will continue conference play when they travel to face Transylvania at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 11.

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