WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – The Tars handed Bluefield State their first loss of the season by a score of 7-2. The win improves the Tars record to 6-5 on the season, while Bluefield State dropped to 7-1.
The Tars swept previously undefeated Bluefield State in the doubles competition. Ahmed Albitar and Daniel Ferl led off for the Tars in the first position, and won by a score of 8-3. Patrick Sell and Cody Gubin won out of the second position, defeating the Atlantic region’s top pair of Anthony Braem and Alexandr Rudenco by a score of 8-6. Sami Kirberg and Ziad Melhaoui, won out of the third position, by the same score of 8-6, allowing the Tars to complete the sweep.
In the singles matchups, Francesco Racanella’s beat Bluefield State’s Braem 6-4, 6-2, gaining Rollins the point in the second position. Rollins would win at positions three, four, and six behind three set victories from Albitar, Melhaoui, and Gubin.
The Tars return to the court tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15, when they will face off against Alabama-Huntsville. First serve is set to take place at 2 p.m.