MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (February 10, 2013) - Playing its second top-five ranked opponent of the weekend, sixth-ranked Rollins fell to fourth-ranked Barry 8-1 Sunday.
The Tars drop to 1-3 on season and 1-2 in Sunshine State Conference play. Of Rollins four matches, the first was against a Division I school and the next three straight versus nationally ranked Division II teams.
The Buccaneers (2-0, 2-0 SSC) swept doubles to put the Tars in an early hole. Will Kwok and Robin Marchione fell 8-3 to second-ranked Marco Mokrzychi and Fabian Groetsch in the top-flight. Jason Alabaster and Jacobo Herrero lost to Romain Costamagna and Ollie Lemaitre 8-2 in the No. 2 match while Adrian Di Felice and Cooper Maxell fell 8-1 to Max Wimmer and Renato Lombardi at No. 3.
In singles, Marchione won his third straight match and remained undefeated, beating Lombardi 6-7(4), 6-2, 13-11 in the No. 3 singles match.
Rollins will next be in action on Thursday, Feb. 14 at NAIA top-ranked Embry-Riddle.
Tennis Match Results
Rollins vs Barry
02/10/13 at Miami Shores, FL
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
#4 Barry 8, #6 Rollins 1
1. #7 Marco Mokrzycki (BUM) def. Will Kwok (RC) 6-3, 7-5
2. #16 Fabian Groetsch (BUM) def. #36 Malte Christesen (RC) 7-5, 6-4
3. Robin Marchione (RC) def. Renato Lombardi (BUM) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 13-11
4. Max Wimmer (BUM) def. Adrian Di Felice (RC) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
5. Romain Costamagna (BUM) def. Jacobo Herrero (RC) 6-1, 1-6, 6-0
6. Ollie Lemaitre (BUM) def. Jason Alabaster (RC) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
Rollins 1-2; National ranking #6
Barry 2-0; National ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,1,6,2,5,3)