DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 15, 2013) - The Rollins women's tennis team played in the first of three fall season events over the weekend, participating in the Embry-Riddle Open. Four teams, including Rollins, participated in the event.
Rollins put two players in the Gold Flight in Elissa DeCampli and Ashley Rosenberg. DeCampli started with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Florida Southern’s Magda Riutort, but lost to BC's Mina Matsuba 6-1, 7-5. She then bounced back with a 6-4, 6-2 win over BC’s Maria Sablina on day three. Rosenberg opened with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Sabine on Day one but fell to FSC’ Sabine Goge on day two, 6-3, 6-0. The senior then came back to beat ERAU’s Kristina Marova on day three, 6-2, 6-1.
In the Blue Flight, Shannon Etten was a perfect 3-0 on the weekend, first beating Anna Gotz of ERAU 6-3, 6-1 before a 6-3, 6-2 win on day two over Joalis Dominguez (FSC) and a 6-1, 6-3 win over Gaby Chinchilla on day three. Taylor Brown was also perfect in the blue flight for Rollins, winning every set over the weekend.
Katie Wookey and Johanna Olsson represented the Tars in the white flight. Wookey was a perfect 3-0, first defeating Valentina Beresiarte of BC 7-5, 6-1 on day one before a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win on day two over Paula Couder on Saturday. Wookey won her final match of the weekend when Victoria Spagnuolo retired. Olsson fell to Spagnuolo on day one but bounced back with wins on day two, 6-0, 6-2 over Maria Dimitrova, and Sunday, 6-2, 6-2 over Beresiarte.
Emma Wookey, Angela Crowley and Ashley Loft represented the Tars in the Eagle Flight. Wookey received a bye on day one before wins on day two, 6-4, 6-2 over Meena Bennett, and day three, beating Ancia Ifill 6-3, 6-2. Loft was also perfect, going 2-0 in her two matches, receiving a bye on day two. Crowley defeated Laura Rodriguez 6-2, 6-0 on day one and Ifill 6-2, 6-2 on day two before a bye on day three.
In Gold Flight doubles action, the team of Etten and Brown scored an 8-4 over Goge and Riutort on day one and a 8-6 win over Chinchilla and Matsuba on day two. The duo then fell to Huang and Marova on day three, 8-5. Decampli and Rosenberg also competed in the gold flight, beating Sablina and Kajiwara of BC on day one before falling on both day two and three.
In Blue Flight doubles play, teams comprised of Wookey, Wookey, Crowley, Loft and Olsson went a combined 4-1 over the weekend.
Rollins will be back in action Sept. 27-30 at the USTA/ITA South Region Championship in Pensacola.