BOCA RATON, Fla. (April 20, 2013) – Fourth seeded Rollins defeated the third-seed Lynn in the SSC Women's Tennis Championship 3rd Place Match on Saturday, 5-2. The win over Lynn is Rollins’ first over the Fighting Knights in program history.

The Tars found themselves in the third place match after a semifinal loss to top-seed Barry. Lynn fell to No. 2 seed Saint Leo in their semifinal match.

After doubles play, Rollins led 2-1 after wins in the No. 2 and No. 3 matches. In the No. 2 match, sisters Lisa Loft and Ashley Loft defeated Alina Jane and Andrea Berkova, 8-5, while Mariana Salvador and Carli Davis beat Valentina Chacin and Aleks Vukadinovic, 8-1, in the No. 3 spot. Both Rollins pairs are 7-3 in their last ten matches.

In singles, the Tars benefitted from a forfeit in the No. 6 spot, giving them a 3-1 advantage, before wins by Salvador and Callie Whitlock in the No. 4 and No. 5 spots, respectively, clinched the match. Salvador beat Vukadinovic 6-2, 6-2
while Whitlock downed Chacin 6-0, 6-0.

Rollins lone loss in singles was in the No. 1 slot where Elissa DeCampli fell to #4 Val Confalonieri  6-0, 6-0.

The Tars, who are currently rank fourth in the south region, now await the NCAA DII Women's Tennis Selection Show on Tuesday, April 23rd. The show, which will air on at 8:00pm ET, will reveal the teams moving on to the postseason. 

Tennis Match Results

Rollins vs Lynn University

04/20/13 at Boca Raton, Fla.
(South County Regional Park)

#12 Rollins 5, #8 Lynn University 2

 Singles competition 

1. #4 Val Confalonieri (LUW) def. Elissa DeCampli (RC) 6-0, 6-0

2. #13 Ioana Ivan (LUW) vs. Ashley Rosenberg (RC) 6-4, 5-3, unfinished

3. Alina Jane (LUW) vs. Carli Davis (RC) 6-3, 1-2, unfinished

4. Mariana Salvador (RC) def. Aleks Vukadinovic (LUW) 6-2, 6-2

5. Callie Whitlock (RC) def. Valentina Chacin (LUW) 6-0, 6-0

6. Ashley Loft (RC) def. No player (LUW), by default

 Doubles competition 

1. #3 Val Confalonieri/Ioana Ivan (LUW) def. Elissa DeCampli/Ashley Rosenberg (RC) 8-1

2. Lisa Loft/Ashley Loft (RC) def. Alina Jane/Andrea Berkova (LUW) 8-5

3. Mariana Salvador/Carli Davis (RC) def. Valentina Chacin/Aleks Vukadinovic (LUW) 8-1

Match Notes:

Rollins 16-5; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #4

Lynn University 15-5; National ranking #8; Regional ranking #2

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

SSC Women's Tennis Championship 3rd Place Match