WINTER PARK, Fla. (February 15, 2014) – No. 9 Rollins took a lead after doubles and held on late on Saturday, defeating No. 19 Valdosta St., 5-4.

"Really proud of the team for fighting hard today to get the win," said head coach Bev Buckley.

"It was a great way to start the season at home."

Rollins jumped out to a 2-1 lead after doubles as the duos of Carli Davis with Mariana Salvador and Ashley Loft with Johanna Olsson both picked up wins in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively.

With Rollins leading 2-1, both teams split in the six singles matches. Ashley Rosenberg, who defeated Jennifer Rink, 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2 singles, and Olsson (def. Joanna Lario 6-4, 6-4) in the No. 6 spot each picked up key victories before Elissa DeCampli clinched the match. The senior defeated Michelle Fischer 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles slot.

The Tars will be back in action Saturdy, Feb. 22 at home, hosting Nova Southeastern at 10 a.m.

Tennis Match Results

Valdosta State Women's Tennis vs Rollins

02/15/14 at Winter Park, Fla.

(Bert Martin Tennis Complex)

#9 Rollins 5, #16 Valdosta State Women's Tennis 4

 Singles competition 

1. Elissa DeCampli (RCW) def. Michelle Fischer (VSUWT) 6-3, 6-4

2. Ashley Rosenberg (RCW) def. Jennifer Rink (VSUWT) 6-1, 6-1

3. Laura Ubeda (VSUWT) def. Shannon Etten (RCW) 6-2, 6-3

4. Sabrina Schmidt (VSUWT) def. Carli Davis (RCW) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

5. Julianna Boehm (VSUWT) def. Mariana Salvador (RCW) 6-1, 6-2

6. Johanna Olsson (RCW) def. Joanna Lario (VSUWT) 6-4, 6-4

 Doubles competition 

1. Michelle Fischer/Sabrina Schmidt (VSUWT) def. Elissa DeCampli/Shannon Etten (RCW) 8-6

2. Carli Davis/Mariana Salvador (RCW) def. Jessica Tuggle/Moriah Hibbard (VSUWT) 9-7

3. Ashley Loft/Johanna Olsson (RCW) def. Jennifer Rink/Julianna Boehm (VSUWT) 9-8 (7-4)

Match Notes:

Valdosta State Women's Tennis 2-1; National ranking #16; Regional ranking #8

Rollins 2-0; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #5