DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 16, 2012) - The Rollins women's tennis team played in the first of three fall season events over the weekend, participating in the four-team Embry-Riddle Open.
Rollins put two players in the Gold Flight in Elissa DeCampli and Ashley Rosenberg. DeCampli started with a 6-2, 6-2 win over ERAU's Kristina Marova, but lost to BCC's Chinatsu Kajiwara 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. She then bounced back with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Hui-I Huang 6-4, 6-3. Rosenberg lost 6-1, 6-1 to FSC's Sabine Goge to start, but came back with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Shereen Peterson-Paul of BCC on Saturday.
In the Blue Flight, Mariana Salvador won 6-1, 6-2 over ERAU's Giovanna Tomiotto, fell to FSC's Joalis Dominguez 6-4, 6-0 and beat Ancia Ifill of Bethune 6-1, 6-0. Lisa Loft earned a 6-2, 6-4 win over Olivia Spagnuolo of FSC, beat Maria Dimitrova 6-2, 6-2 and lost 7-5, 6-3 to Joalis Dominguez of FSC. Callie Whitlock won 6-2, 6-3 past Ifill, fell to Spangnuolo 6-2, 6-1 and beat Dimitrova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
In the White Flight, Carli Davis posted an undefeated weekend. The newcomer beat Ana Gonzalez of ERAU 6-2, 6-0 to open, dominated Christie Nunnermann of FSC 6-1, 6-0 and beat Laura Wichmann of FSC 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday. Ashley Loft fell to Wichmann 6-2, 7-6(2) on Friday, beat Nunnermann 6-1, 6-0 on Saturday and took Gaby Chinchilla 6-2, 6-3 Sunday.
Emma Wookey and Angie Crowley represented the Tars in the Eagle Flight. Wookey beat Meena Bennett 6-2, 6-0 on day one, and blanked Jillian Doerfler 6-0, 6-0 on Saturday before closing with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Ana Lew of ERAU. Crowley beat BCC's Laura Rodriguez 6-2, 6-0 to open, took Lew 6-3, 6-2 and lost to Bennett 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday.
In Gold Flight doubles action, the team of Loft and Loft scored an 8-3 win over Gonzalez and Tomiotto to open, fell to Goge and Riutort 8-3 and beat Peterson-Paul and Dimitrova 8-2. DeCampli and Rosenberg teamed to beat Spagnuolo and Wichmann 8-3, fell to ERAU's Huang and Marova 8-5 and scored an 8-6 win over BCC's Kajiwara and Chinchila.
In Blue Flight doubles play, Whitlock and Davis teamed to beat Rodriguez and Ifill 8-3, won 8-4 over Nunnermann and Doerfler and beat Dominguez and Copeland of FSC 8-2. Salvador and Wookey teamed to beat Dominguez and Copeland 8-5 on Friday and then defeated Lew and Bennett 9-7 on Saturday.
Rollins will be back in action Sept. 27-30 at the USTA/ITA South Region Championship in Lakeland.