DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 11, 2013) – The sixth ranked Tars closed out their regular season on Thursday, eventually falling on the road to NAIA second ranked Embry-Riddle, 6-3.

The match was originally scheduled for Valentines Day but was postponed due to inclement weather.

With the loss, Rollins finishes the regular season at 11-8 while E-R improves to 18-2.

The Tars jumped out to an early 2-1 lead after doubles, taking the No. 2 and 3 matches to take the one point advantage.

First, Cooper Maxwell and Adrian Di Felice improved to 11-5 as a pair, defeating Simon Felix and Kevin Chaouat, 8-3, in the No. 3 match before Robin Marchione and Malte Christesen beat Embry-Riddle’s Anthony Grasso and Miguel Lopez Gomez, 9-7, in the No. 2 spot. Marchione and Christesen finish the regular at a perfect 2-0 as a team.

Rollins then dropped first three singles matches (4,6,2) to fall behind 4-2 before Christesen beat Grasso in the No. 3 match to pull back within at point at 4-3. Chistesen closes the regular season with an impressive 14-5 record overall, 8-1 when in the No. 3 singles slot.

But that was as close as it would get as the Tars came up short in the remaining two matches, losing by a final of 6-3.

Rollins will begin SSC tournament play on Thursday, Apr. 18. For all news, updates, and information on Rollins men’s tennis, visit the Tars home on the web at

Tennis Match Results

Rollins vs Embry-Riddle

04/11/13 at Daytona Beach, Fla.
(Crotty Tennis Complex)

#2 Embry-Riddle 6, #6 Rollins 3

 Singles competition 

1. Deni Zmak (ERAUM) def. #29 Will Kwok (RC) 6-3, 6-1

2. Chris Freeman (ERAUM) def. #34 Robin Marchione (RC) 6-1, 6-3

3. #49 Malte Christesen (RC) def. Anthony Grasso (ERAUM) 6-4, 6-2

4. Simon Felix (ERAUM) def. Sebastian Hafner (RC) 6-1, 6-1

5. Miguel Lopez Gomez (ERAUM) def. Adrian Di Felice (RC) 7-5, 6-4

6. David Spennare (ERAUM) def. Jacobo Herrero (RC) 6-1, 6-3

 Doubles competition 

1. Chris Freeman/Deni Zmak (ERAUM) def. #17 Jason Alabaster/Will Kwok (RC) 8-4

2. Robin Marchione/Malte Christesen (RC) def. Anthony Grasso/Miguel Lopez Gomez (ERAUM) 9-7

3. Cooper Maxwell/Adrian Di Felice (RC) def. Simon Felix/Kevin Chaouat (ERAUM) 8-3

Match Notes:

Rollins 11-8; National ranking #6; Regional ranking #4

Embry-Riddle 18-2; National ranking #2

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,6,2,3,1,5)