Rollins season ends with a record of 13-11 while the Lions (16-5) advance to play host Barry in the second round.
In what was a rematch of last weekend’s SSC Tournament third place match where the Tars bested the Lions, 5-4, Rollins took a one-point lead after doubles on Sunday. In the top flight, 17th-ranked Will Kwok and Jason Alabaster defeated Aloua Adjenak and Jake Fleischer, 8-1.
In singles, Leo tied things up with a win in the No. 5 match before Marchione and Christesen picked up victories in the No. 3 and No. 2 matches, respectively, to give Rollins a 4-2 lead.
Unfortunately for the Tars, the Lions went on to win the remaining three points to close the match. Jacobo Gonzalez winning the deciding match for Saint Leo in the No. 6 spot in three sets over Rollins’ Jacobo Herrero, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Saint Leo vs Rollins
04/28/13 at Miami Shores, FL (Buccaneer Tennis Center)
#15 Saint Leo 5, #6 Rollins 4
1. #18 Aloua Adjenak (SLM) def. #29 Will Kwok (RC) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Malte Christesen (RC) def. Bruno Sisti (SLM) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
3. #34 Robin Marchione (RC) def. Victor Lozier (SLM) 6-4, 6-3
4. #28 Matt Nicholson-Lewis (SLM) def. Sebastian Hafner (RC) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
5. Ismail Lemtouni (SLM) def. Adrian Di Felice (RC) 7-5, 6-2
6. Jacobo Gonzalez (SLM) def. Jacobo Herrero (RC) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Saint Leo 16-5; National ranking #15; Regional ranking #5
Rollins 13-11; National ranking #6; Regional ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,3,2,4,1,6)
NCAA South Region Semifinals