WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 13, 2017) – The Tars fell to their third Division I opponent of the year, dropping their contest against the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders by a score of 5-2. The loss drops the Tars’ record to 5-5 on the year, while NJIT improves to 5-5 in their 2017 campaign.
Playing by Division I rules, the Highlanders got one point after take two of the three doubles matches. The Tars won out of the second position, Patrick Sell and Cody Gubin taking a 6-3 decision over Lukas Zvikas and Zac Castagna. However, it was not enough to get the Tars the point.
Francesco Racanelli captured a win for the Tars in the first position, besting Zvikas 6-3 in the first set, then winning a second set tiebreak by a score of 7-3. Billy Boyle registered a win in his first match as a Tar, taking George Svensson to a first set tiebreak, before the Highlander was forced to retire, with the score tied 2-2 in the second.
The Tars return to the court tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14, when they will face off against the Big Blues of No. 41 Bluefield State. First serve is set to take place at 2 p.m.