WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 11, 2017) – The Tars concluded their 2017 regular season, and sent senior Shannon Etten off in style, defeating the Florida Tech Panthers by a score of 6-3, Tuesday afternoon. With the victory Rollins moves above .500 to close the year, at 10-9 overall and 5-4 in Sunshine State Conference matches. The Panthers fall to 12-10 on the year, and 1-7 in SSC play.
The Tars started strong, sweeping the doubles matches to take a commanding 3-0 lead. Savanna Fuller and Teresa Kaiser dominated their third position match, shutting out Caroline Walter and Paloma Vela, 8-0. Etten teamed up with Carlye Goldman to capture a second position win, besting Erin Egoroff and Lauren Stuckey 8-5. Fabiana Vitanza and Alexandra Borg completed the sweep with an 8-4 decision in the first doubles spot.
Vitanza cruised to a win in the first singles position also. The San Pedro Sula, Honduras native bested Egoroff 6-4, 6-0 in the first position. Goldman and Borg picked up the Tars other two victories out of the third and fourth positions respectively. Goldman was leading Stuckey 6-1, 4-3 when the Panther was forced to retire due to injury. Borg dominated Kayle Hergott 6-0, 6-3 to walk away with the win.
The Tars will now prepare for the SSC Tournament, which will be played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Stay tuned to RollinsSports.com for the latest updated on the Tars postseason schedule.