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Collegiate Update: Perry closes out Rose-Hulman's fall tennis season with win at Wabash Invitational

Austin Perry won a singles match and lost a doubles match for Rose-Hulman’s men’s tennis program while competing in the Wabash College Fall Invitational on Sept. 16-17 at the Collett Tennis Center in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Perry, a Shelbyville graduate, defeated Illinois Wesleyan’s Josh Cortez, 6-3, 1-6, 10-4.

Perry (photo, sixth from left) teamed with Corey Pollard and lost 8-3 to Blake Discher II and Eduardo Werneck of Wabash.

Rose-Hulman won 14 singles matches and seven doubles matches in the invitational competing against Earlham, Illinois Wesleyan and Wabash to close out the fall regular-season schedule.

Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.



Asher Caldwell

The Morristown graduate made his collegiate debut Tuesday for Trine University’s men’s golf program at the Ken Venturi Invitational in Angola, Indiana.

Trine hosted its first home match of the season at Zollner Golf Course and finished third overall.

Trine entered multiple teams in the event. Caldwell’s team finished eighth overall. Caldwell shot 82.



Jill Anspaugh

The Shelbyville graduate finished 138th (21:36) for Franklin College’s women’s cross country team Saturday competing in the Indiana State University McNichols Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Franklin finished 14th in the team standings that featured Division I, Division II and Division III programs.



Hayden Kermode

The Triton Central graduate had two kickoff returns totaling 15 yards Saturday for Concordia in a 28-20 loss at Roosevelt in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Concordia led 14-0 before Roosevelt scored 28-straight points to secure the victory.



Kenneth Gipson

The Triton Central graduate started on the offensive line for Rose-Hulman Saturday in a 49-17 loss to Albion in Terre Haute, Ind.

The Engineers are 0-3 this season.



Julia Sanders

The Triton Central graduate had one assist, one service ace and seven digs Tuesday for Indiana University Kokomo in a 25-12, 25-17, 25-16 victory over IU South Bend that pushed the Cougars’ record to 11-3 this season.

IU Kokomo collected two wins Saturday over IU East (25-22, 21-25, 25-12, 25-18) and Trinity International University (25-19, 25-27, 25-19, 25-17.

Sanders had three assists and 11 digs against IU East and four assists and 11 digs in the win over Trinity International.



Maggie Schweitzer

The Triton Central graduate recorded eight assists and seven digs Saturday in Hanover College’s 25-18, 25-18, 25-22 loss to Berea College (Ky.) in the final match of the Hanover Invitational.

The Panthers opened the event Friday with a 19-25, 25-11, 26-24, 22-25, 15-11 win over Adrian College. Schweitzer had two kills, 15 assists and nine digs.

On Saturday, Hanover defeated Westminster College (Mo.), 25-16, 25-16, 19-25, 25-13. Schweitzer led the Panthers with 19 assists, one kill, one ace and four digs.

On Sept. 14, Hanover swept Spalding University, 25-14, 25-18, 25-23. Schweitzer had one kill, 12 assists and four digs.

Hanover is 5-7 this season.



Brooklyn Schiffli

The Triton Central graduate had three assists and nine digs Saturday in Jacksonville State’s 25-19, 25-20, 19-25, 23-25, 15-11 loss to unbeaten Auburn (11-0) in the conclusion of the JSU Invitational.

The Gamecocks defeated Jackson State (25-15, 25-10, 25-21) and Southern Miss (25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18) Friday. Schweitzer had five digs in the win over Jackson State and one assist and 11 digs against Southern Miss.

On Sept. 13, Jacksonville State defeated Alabama State, 25-15, 25-10, 25-13. Schweitzer finished with one ace and five digs.

Jacksonville State wrapped up its non-conference schedule with a 12-1 record.