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No. 6 Tars Topped by UCF in Season Debut
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 02/03/2013

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ORLANDO, Fla. (February 2, 2013) - Rollins enjoyed a rare meeting with cross-town UCF with the Division II sixth-ranked Tars falling 6-1 to the Division I Knights.

Newcomer Robin Marchione won Rollins' (0-1) point with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Jose Sangroniz in No. 3 singles.

Rollins nearly seized control of the match early, going to tie breakers in two of the three doubles matches. Jason Alabaster and Jacobo Herrero dropped the No. 2 match 8-7(3) while Adrian DiFelice and Cooper Maxwell fell 8-7(5) at No. 3.

A pair of singles matches were also forced to a decisive third set. Malte Christesen lost at No. 2 by scores of 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-1 and Alabaster fell in the No. 6 match, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Rollins will immediately jump into Sunshine State Conference competition on Tuesday, Feb. 5, hosting Florida Southern at 3 p.m.


Tennis Match Results
Rollins vs UCF
2/3/2013 at Orlando, Fla.
(UCF Tennis Complex)

UCF 6, #6 Rollins 1

 Singles competition
1. Jorge Blasco (UCF) def. Will Kwok (RC) 6-1, 6-2
2. Amar Hromic (UCF) def. #36 Malte Christesen (RC) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1
3. Robin Marchione (RC) def. Jose Sangroniz (UCF) 6-4, 7-5
4. Matthew Gladstone (UCF) def. Adrian Di Felice (RC) 6-2, 6-4
5. Francesc Aulina (UCF) def. Jacobo Herrero (RC) 6-7 (5-7), 5-2, retired
6. Mario Samson (UCF) def. Jason Alabaster (RC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

 Doubles competition
1. Juan Bolona/Amar Hromic (UCF) def. Will Kwok/Robin Marchione (RC) 8-5
2. Francesc Aulina/Pedro Wagner (UCF) def. Jason Alabaster/Jacobo Herrero (RC) 8-7 (7-3)
3. Matthew Gladstone/Jorge Blasco (UCF) def. Adrian Di Felice/Cooper Maxwell (RC) 8-7 (7-5)

Match Notes:
Rollins 0-1; National ranking #6
UCF 2-3
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UCF home opener


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