The Tars jumped out to a commanding 3-0 lead after doubles play on Saturday morning. In the No. 1 match, #17 Will Kwok and Jason Alabaster defeated Aloua Adjenak and Jake Fleischer,8-5, before Malte Christesen and Robin Marchione beat Bruno Sisti and Matt Nicholson-Lewis, 8-6, in the No. 2 spot.
Play was then halted on Saturday due to rain with all six singles matches still in action.
When play resumed on Sunday, Christesen then made it 4-0 Tars, defeating Sisti in No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-1.
The Lions then battled back, winning the next four singles matches, to tie the score 4-4 with just the No. 3 match between Marchione and Lozier remaining.
Marchione used three sets to defeat Lozier, 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 to win the match.
The Tars, who are currently rank fifth in the south region, now await the NCAA DII Men's Tennis Selection Show on Tuesday, April 23rd. The show, which will air on NCAA.com at 8:30pm ET, will reveal the teams moving on to the postseason.
Tennis Match Results
Rollins vs Saint Leo
04/20/13 at Boca Raton, Fla. (South County Regional Park)
#6 Rollins 5, #15 Saint Leo 4
1. #18 Aloua Adjenak (SLM) def. #29 Will Kwok (RC) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
2. #49 Malte Christesen (RC) def. Bruno Sisti (SLM) 6-4, 6-1
3. #34 Robin Marchione (RC) def. Victor Lozier (SLM) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
4. #28 Matt Nicholson-Lewis (SLM) def. Sebastian Hafner (RC) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Ismail Lemtouni (SLM) def. Adrian Di Felice (RC) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
6. Jacobo Gonzalez (SLM) def. Cooper Maxwell (RC) 6-4, 6-4
Rollins 13-8; National ranking #6; Regional ranking #5
Saint Leo 15-6; National ranking #15; Regional ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,6,5,4,1,3)
SSC Men's Tennis Championship 3rd Place Match