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No. 9 Rollins Wins Season Opener over PBA
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 02/09/2014

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (February 8, 2014) – Weather pushed Rollins’ season opener back two days, but the ninth-ranked Tars showed midseason form, beating 30th-ranked Palm Beach Atlantic 6-3 on the road Sunday.

Rollins (1-0) was down 2-1 after doubles, but rode strong singles play to the victory.

The Tars first point came in the No. 3 doubles match as Ashley Loft and Johanna Olsson teamed to beat Vilja Vahatalo and Liddy Robinson 8-2.

In singles play, 40th-ranked Elissa DeCampli was upset in the No. 1 match by Veen Vasquez 6-3, 6-3, but that would be the last point PBA (1-2) would win.

Shannon Etten beat Yoanna Peshev 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 and Olsson picked up a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 comeback win over Jessica Wharton at No. 3.

The next two matches also went three sets with Emma Wookey beating Vahatalo 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 at No. 4 and Loft taking Maja Jovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-0 at No. 5.

Katie Wookey won the sixth-seed match, defeating Robinson 6-3, 6-2.

Rollins is again on the road for its next match, traveling to Daytona Beach for a date with future Sunshine State Conference foe Embry-Riddle on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m.



Tennis Match Results

Rollins College vs Palm Beach Atlantic University

02/09/14 at West Palm Beach, Fla.

(Gaines Park)

#9 Rollins College 6, #30 Palm Beach Atlantic University 3

 Singles competition 

1. Veena Vasquez (PBAW) def. #40 Elissa DeCampli (RCW) 6-3, 6-3

2. Shannon Etten (RCW) def. Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) 6-4, 6-4

3. Johanna Olsson (RCW) def. Jessica Wharton (PBAW) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

4. Emma Wookey (RCW) def. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAW) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

5. Ashley Loft (RCW) def. Maja Jovic (PBAW) 6-4, 5-7, 6-0

6. Katie Wookey (RCW) def. Liddy Robinson (PBAW) 6-3, 6-2

 Doubles competition 

1. Veena Vasquez/Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) def. Elissa DeCampli/Shannon Etten (RCW) 8-2

2. Jessica Wharton/Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Carli Davis/Katie Wookey (RCW) 8-3

3. Ashley Loft/Johanna Olsson (RCW) def. Vilja Vahatalo/Liddy Robinson (PBAW) 8-2

Match Notes:

Rollins College 1-0; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #5

Palm Beach Atlantic University 1-2; National ranking #30

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