LAKELAND, Fla. (September 27, 2012) - Led by Adrian Di Felice, Rollins fared well in day one of the ITA South Region Championships, hosted by Florida Southern Thursday.
Di Felice downed Alabama-Huntsville's Fredrik Graaner 6-2,6-0 in round one followed by a 6-2, 6-1 win over Honorio Fernandez (UWA) in the second. He will face Saint Leo's Aloua Adjenak in the round of 16.
Ari Davis, Cooper Maxwell, and Malte Christesen each fell in the round of 32 after Davis and Maxwell won their first round matches while Christesen earned a bye in round one.
In doubles action, Di Felice and Christesen defeated Florida Southern's Jorge Gutierrez and Nathan Leavitt 9-8 followed by a 8-4 win over Konst Kutschenko and Mario Navarro to reach the quarterfinals. They will face Vlad Cirla and Willi Wolfer of Lynn.
Maxwell and Jason Alabaster also advanced to the quarterfinals, defeating Beau Fieldsend and Riley Lorenz (FIT) in round two after a first round bye. They will face Matt Nicholson-Lewis and Victor Lozier of Saint Leo.
The Tars will continue play at the ITA South Region Championship through Sunday in Lakeland, Fla.