Beginning a span of three straight duals on the road, Manchester University was defeated by National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' foe Grace College and Rose-Hulman in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 29.
At Terre Haute Saturday, freshman Vanessa Mahmoud (South Bend, Ind.) took the Fightin' Engineers' Kai Faulk to the third set at number three singles before being defeated. Interim head coach Dr. Wendy Hoffman's side also had sophomore Karly Eichenauer (North Manchester, Ind.) just miss a victory in the first set at number singles, as Anna Thompson had to gain a 7-4 tiebreaker decision in route to a sweep.
The Lancers picked up a similar 9-0 team victory over the Spartans (0-7 overall, 0-5 HCAC) Thursday. MU returns to the courts Thursday, Oct. 4, at Anderson University.