WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 17, 2017) – Rollins could not overcome No. 23 St. Mary’s (TX), falling to the Rattlers by a score of 7-2 on Friday afternoon. With the loss Rollins falls to 7-6 on the year. St. Mary’s improves to 7-5 with the victory.
The Rattlers swept the doubles matches. St. Mary’s, from the south central region, boasts the No. 2 doubles pair in the region, who won out of the first spot, and the No. 7 team, who was victorious in the second position.
The Tars won a pair of singles matches in the contest. Ahmed Albitar easily defeated Jose Antelo 6-2, 6-2, and Cody Gubin bested Bojan Popovic 6-3, 6-2. Playing out of the first position, Patrick Sell gave the nation’s No. 41 player all he could handle, falling 7-6 (8-7), 6-7 (4-7), 10-0 in a three set marathon. Francesco Racanelli also pushed his opponent, the south central’s No. 6 player, Jeremiah Gonzalez, to the limit, falling 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 10-6.
The Tars will remain at home, hosting, Sunshine State Conference provisional member, No. 10 Embry-Riddle to Winter Park next Wednesday, March 29. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m.