LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 5, 2013) - The No. 19 Rollins College women's tennis team swept all three doubles matches and held on after a late rally by No. 14 Cal. State L.A. to defeat the Golden Eagles, 5-4 on Tuesday afternoon.

The Tars opened with wins by the duos of Ashley and Lisa Loft, Elissa DeCampli and Ashley Rosenberg, and Carli Davis and Mariana Salvador over Cal State pairings of Christe Lau and Leora Hemmerich, Tiffani Shalk and Sydney Postal, and Jill Sangria and Samantha Sismundo  in No. 1, 2 and 3 doubles respectively.

The Golden Eagles then won four of the six singles matches, but came up short at the CSULA Tennis Complex.

Lau beat DeCampli at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-3, Hemmerich beat Lisa Loft, 2-6, 6-3, 10-3 at No. 2 singles, Shaik beat Mariana Salvador at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 and Leung beat Ashley Loft at No. 6 singles, 6-4, 7-5.

Davis and Callie Whitlock picked up the two wins in singles for Rollins, as Davis defeated Jill Sangria 6-4. 6-2 in No. 3 singles and Whitlock downed Postal 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 5 slot.

The Tars will be back in action Wednesday, Mar. 6 when they take on the University of Hawaii - Hilo. Play is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

Tennis Match Results

Rollins College vs Cal State L.A.

03/05/13 at Los Angeles, CA
(CSULA Tennis Complex)

#19 Rollins College 5, #14 Cal State L.A. 4

 Singles competition 

1. Christie Lau (CSULA) def. Elissa DeCampli (RC) 6-0, 6-3

2. Leora Hemmerich (CSULA) def. Lisa Loft (RC) 2-6, 6-3, 10-3

3. Carli Davis (RC) def. Jill Sangria (CSULA) 6-4, 6-2

4. Tiffani Shaik (CSULA) def. Mariana Salvador (RC) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

5. Callie Whitlock (RC) def. Sydney Postal (CSULA) 6-4, 6-1

6. Tiffany Leung (CSULA) def. Ashley Loft (RC) 6-4, 7-5

 Doubles competition 

1. Ashley Loft/Lisa Loft (RC) def. Christie Lau/Leora Hemmerich (CSULA) 8-5

2. Elissa DeCampli/Ashley Rosenberg (RC) def. Tiffani Shaik/Sydney Postal (CSULA) 8-2

3. Carli Davis/Mariana Salvador (RC) def. Jill Sangria/Samantha Sismundo (CSULA) 8-5

Match Notes:

Rollins College 6-2; National ranking #19

Cal State L.A. 5-4; National ranking #14