BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 9, 2013) - Rollins built a lead after doubles, but Lynn overcame in singles as the sixth-ranked Tars were dealt a 6-3 loss to the third-ranked Fighting Knights.
Rollins (1-2, 1-1 Sunshine State Conference) had Lynn (2-0, 1-0 SSC) staggering at the beginning.
For LU, fourth-ranked Vlad Cirla and Willi Wolfer beat Will Kwok and Robin Marchione 8-2 in the top doubles flight. However, Rollins came back to win the next two points.
Jason Alabaster and Jacobo Herrero teamed to down Max Kouyate and Alessio Iannozzi 8-4 at No. 2 doubles. The Tars then took the lead as Adrian Di Felice and Cooper Maxwell took Pavel Mohja and Simon Gioeckner 8-5 in the third doubles flight.
In singles, Lynn scored the first five points to capture the match.
At No. 1, Malte Christesen fell to fourth-ranked Wolfer 6-1, 6-1 while Rollins' Herrero was beaten by Mohja 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 5 flight.
Alabaster was dealt a 6-3, 6-0 loss to Gleckner at No. 6, Di Felice fell to Kouyate 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4 and Kwok lost 7-5, 6-3 to 17th-ranked Cirla at No. 2.
Marchione remained unbeaten on the season, scoring a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 win over 28th-ranked Alessio Iannozzi in the No. 3 match.
Rollins will continue its South Florida swing Sunday, Feb. 10 playing at No. 4 Barry.
Tennis Match Results
Rollins vs Lynn University
02/08/13 at Boca Raton, Fla.
(Perper Tennis Complex)
#3 Lynn University 6, #6 Rollins 3
1. #4 Willi Wolfer (LUM) def. Malte Christesen (RC) 6-1, 6-1
2. #17 Vlad Cirla (LUM) def. Will Kwok (RC) 7-5, 6-3
3. Robin Marchione (RC) def. #28 Alessio Iannozzi (LUM) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
4. Max Kouyate (LUM) def. Adrian Di Felice (RC) 6-1, 6-2
5. Pavel Mohja (LUM) def. Jacobo Herrero (RC) 6-0, 6-2
6. Simon Gloeckner (LUM) def. Jason Alabaster (RC) 6-3, 6-0
1. #4 Vlad Cirla/Willi Wolfer (LUM) def. Will Kwok/Robin Marchione (RC) 8-2
2. Jason Alabaster/Jacobo Herrero (RC) def. Max Kouyate/Alessio Iannozzi (LUM) 8-4
3. Adrian Di Felice/Cooper Maxwell (RC) def. Pavel Mohja/Simon Gloeckner (LUM) 8-5
Rollins 1-2, 1-1 SSC; National ranking #6; Regional ranking #4
Lynn University 2-0, 1-0 SSC; National ranking #3; Regional ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,5,6,4,2,3)