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No. 6 Tars Thump Mocs to Open SSC Season
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 02/05/2013

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WINTER PARK, Fla. (February 5, 2013) - Rollins set the tone with a decisive doubles performance as the sixth-ranked Tars cruised to an 8-1 win over 22nd-ranked Florida Southern on Tuesday.

Rollins moves to 1-1 on the year and 1-0 in Sunshine State Conference play. FSC falls to 2-1, 0-1 SSC.

In the top-flight doubles match, Will Kwok and Robin Marchione teamed to upset regionally seventh-ranked Emanuel Luber and Benoit Paradis 8-4. Jason Alabaster and Jacobo Herrero downed Nathan Leavitt and Vladimir Barabash 8-2 at No. 2 while Adrian Di Felice and Cooper Maxwell took Carl Lundberg and Charles Garneau by the same 8-2 score in the No. 3 match.

At No. 2 singles, 36th-ranked Malte Christesen downed Paradis 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 while Marchione remained unbeaten on the year, taking Leavitt 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3.

Herrero was a 6-4, 6-2 winner past Barabash in the No. 4 match, Di Felice beat Robbie Palmiotto 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5 and Alabaster scored a 6-4, 7-5 win over Lundberg at No. 6.

Rollins next faces the toughest in-conference road trip in the nation, traveling to No. 3 Lynn on Saturday, Feb. 9 and No. 4 Barry on Sunday, Feb. 10. Both matches are slated to begin at 10 a.m.

Tennis Match Results

Florida Southern vs Rollins

2/5/2013 at Winter Park, Fla.

(Martin Tennis Complex)

#6 Rollins 8, #22 Florida Southern 1

 Singles competition

1. #34 Emanuel Lueber (FSCM) def. Will Kwok (RC) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

2. #36 Malte Christesen (RC) def. Benoit Paradis (FSCM) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

3. Robin Marchione (RC) def. Nathan Leavitt (FSCM) 6-3, 6-1

4. Jacobo Herrero (RC) def. Valdimir Barabash (FSCM) 6-4, 6-2

5. Adrian Di Felice (RC) def. Robbie Palmiotto (FSCM) 6-2, 6-2

6. Jason Alabaster (RC) def. Carl Lundberg (FSCM) 6-4, 7-5

 Doubles competition

1. Will Kwok/Robin Marchione (RC) def. Emanuel Lueber/Benoit Paradis (FSCM) 8-4

2. Jason Alabaster/Jacobo Herrero (RC) def. Nathan Leavitt/Valdimir Barabash (FSCM) 8-2

3. Adrian Di Felice/Cooper Maxwell (RC) def. Carl Lundberg/Charles Garneau (FSCM) 8-2

Match Notes:

Florida Southern 2-1, 0-1 SSC; National ranking #22; Regional ranking #7

Rollins 1-1, 1-0 SSC; National ranking #6; Regional ranking #4

Official: Childs, Speake  

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