FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (February 17, 2013) - No. 13 Rollins battled back from a big hole after doubles on Sunday afternoon but couldn't complete the comeback, eventually falling to No. 16 Nova Southeastern, 5-4.

The Tars (2-2, 1-2 SSC) found themselves in a 3-0 hole heading into singles play, dropping the three doubles matches all by a score of 8-6.

Rollins then fought back, winning three of the first four singles matches to pull within a point at 4-3.

The match then came down to the 1st and 3rd seeds, who were both in 3-set matches.

Unfortunately for the Tars Elissa DeCampli would fall to Sabrina Kierberg 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to seal the match for the Sharks about five minutes before Carli Davis won hers 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 over Linda Kornienko.

Rollins will be back in action on Wednesday, Feb. 20 when they host Tampa. Play is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

Tennis Match Results

Rollins vs Nova Southeastern

02/17/13 at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
(NSU Tennis Complex)

#16 Nova Southeastern 5, #13 Rollins 4

 Singles competition 

1. Sabrina Kierberg (NSW) def. Elissa DeCampli (RC) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

2. Ashley Rosenberg (RC) def. #37 Alexandra Johansson (NSW) 6-4, 6-0

3. Carli Davis (RC) def. Linda Kornienko (NSW) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

4. Mariana Salvador (RC) def. Charlotte Cote (NSW) 7-5, 6-3

5. Callie Whitlock (RC) def. Bianca Roberts (NSW) 6-0, 6-0

6. Luisa Pintado (NSW) def. Emma Wookey (RC) 6-3, 6-0

 Doubles competition 

1. Austin Lavallii/Sabrina Kierberg (NSW) def. Elissa DeCampli/Ashley Rosenberg (RC) 8-6

2. Alexandra Johansson/Bianca Roberts (NSW) def. Callie Whitlock/Ashley Loft (RC) 8-6

3. Iryna Serdyuk/Carlee Rizzolo (NSW) def. Mariana Salvador/Carli Davis (RC) 8-6

Match Notes:

Rollins 2-2, 1-2 SSC; National ranking #13; Regional ranking #5

Nova Southeastern 2-3, 1-2 SSC; National ranking #16; Regional ranking #6