WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 15, 2013) - The sixth ranked Tars couldn't overcome an early one-point deficit after doubles on Friday, eventually falling to Auburn University at Montgomery, 7-2.

The Rollins duo of Will Kwok and Jason Alabaster defeated Bence Toth and Tim Hewitt, 8-6, in No. 1 doubles but the Tars dropped the other two doubles matches to fall behind 2-1 heading to singles.

Rollins didn't fair much better in singles play, dropping four out of the five singles matches.

The lone bright spot in singles was Malte Christesen who beat AUM's Bence Toth 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 3 slot.

The Tars will be back in action Thursday, Mar. 21 when they host S.E. Oklahoma State. Play is set to begin at 2 p.m.

Tennis Match Results

Auburn Montgomery vs Rollins

03/15/13 at Winter Park, Fla.

(Tiedke Complex)

#2 Auburn Montgomery 7, #6 Rollins 2

Singles competition

1. N Pinones-Haltenhoff (AUM) def. Will Kwok (RC) 6-3, 6-1

2. Tim Hewitt (AUM) def. Robin Marchione (RC) 7-5, 5-7, 10-7

3. Malte Christesen (RC) def. Bence Toth (AUM) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

4. Miguel Grifol (AUM) def. Adrian Di Felice (RC) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

5. Zinelabidine Jouini (AUM) def. Jacobo Herrero (RC) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

6. Othmane Lalami (AUM) def. Cooper Maxwell (RC) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Will Kwok/ Jason Alabaster (RC) def. Bence Toth/Tim Hewitt (AUM) 8-6

2. Othmane Lalami/Josh Reason (AUM) def. Robin Marchione/Jacobo Herrero (RC) 8-3

3. N Pinones-Haltenhoff/Miguel Grifol (AUM) def. Adrian Di Felice/Cooper Maxwell (RC) 8-6

Match Notes:

Auburn Montgomery 10-3; National ranking #2

Rollins 6-5; National ranking #6