As the four seed, the Tars leapt out to an early 2-1 lead after doubles, taking both the No. 2 and No. 3 matches.
Sisters Lisa Loft and Ashley Loft defeated Olivia Spagnuolo and Victoria Spagnuolo, 8-0, in the No. 2 spot while the duo of Mariana Salvador and Carli Davis beat Joalis Dominguez and Laura Wichmann, 8-6, in the No. 3 match. Salvador and Davis are now 15-3 when paired together.
Callie Whitlock gave Rollins a 3-1 lead when she defeated Spagnuolo in the No. 5 match, 6-1, 6-1. Elissa DeCampli and Ashley Rosenberg, both underdogs in their respective matches, won in the No. 1 and No. 2 matches respectively to clinch it.
Decampli defeated #18 Magda Riutort, leading 1-0 in the second set after taking the first 6-3 before Riutort retired. Rosenberg then downed #30 Sabine Goge 7-5, 6-4.
The Tars will now face No. 1 seed Barry in Friday’s semifinal after Barry defeated eighth seed Nova SE in their quarterfinal match. Play is set to begin at 9 a.m.
Tennis Match Results
Florida Southern College vs Rollins
04/18/13 at Boca Raton, Fla. (South County Regional Park)
#12 Rollins 5, #26 Florida Southern College 1
1. Elissa DeCampli (RC) def. #18 Magda Riutort (FSCW) 6-3, 1-0, retired
2. Ashley Rosenberg (RC) def. #30 Sabine Goge (FSCW) 7-5, 6-4
3. Carli Davis (RC) vs. Joalis Dominguez (FSCW) 6-4, 3-5, unfinished
4. Mariana Salvador (RC) vs. Christie Nunnemann (FSCW) 4-6, 6-2, 2-0, unfinished
5. Callie Whitlock (RC) def. Olivia Spagnuolo (FSCW) 6-1, 6-1
6. Ashley Loft (RC) vs. Laura Wichmann (FSCW) 5-7, 6-2, 0-3, unfinished
Florida Southern College 15-6; National ranking #26; Regional ranking #5
Rollins 15-4; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,1,2)
SSC Women's Tennis Championship Quarterfinal