No. 32 Rollins (3-3) vs. Belmont (5-7)
No. 32 Rollins (3-3) vs. Wayne State (1-4)
No. 32 Rollins (3-3) vs. Queens (NY) (1-0) 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. – Martin Tennis Complex
Friday, March 10, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. – Martin Tennis Complex
Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. – Martin Tennis Complex 

The Tars went 1-1 last week to open their 12 game home stretch, controlling Findlay 7-2, before falling to Division I Valparaiso 6-1.  Rollins continues the stand with three matches this week, opening with another Division I opponent, Belmont, before hosting Wayne State and Queens College to the Martin Tennis Complex. 

Senior captain Patrick Sell continues to lead Rollins, playing exclusively out of the first singles spot; the senior is 3-2 on the year. Ziad Melhaoui has amassed a 4-2 singles record, playing out of the third, fourth and sixth positions.  Sami Kirberg picked up the Tars only win against Valparaiso, moving his singles record to 2-2, going 1-0 in both the third and fourth position.

The Tars experimented with their doubles partnerships last week, and have now used seven different pairings in team matches.  Melhaoui and Francesco Racanelli continue to pace the Tars, earning a 3-1 record, playing out of both the second and third positions.

Belmont won four of their first five matches on the year, but have hit a skid recently and come to Winter Park winning just one of their last seven matches.

Cedric Dujacquier has played all of the first position matches for the Bruins on the season, amassing a 3-9 record.  Kak Kahn has earned a 6-5 record on the year, playing primarily out of the fourth spot.  Bruno Russo is 6-4, playing from the fourth, fifth and sixth positions.

The Bruins compete better in the double matches where their season record sits at 17-13.  Dujacquier and Hendrik Inno have earned a 7-4 record in the first position, and have won three matches in a row heading into their showdown in Winter Park. 

Wayne State has started the season 1-4, picking up their only victory against Lawrence Tech.  The Warriors will face off against Saint Anselm and Lee before taking on the Tars.

Wayne State hase amassed an 8-16 record in singles play through their first five matches.  Mats Westkamp is 1-3 out of the first position for the Warriors in dual meets.  Harvey Reed sits at .500, 2-2, the best singles record on the squad playing out of the fifth and sixth positions.

The Warriors are 4-7 in doubles play in this year’s dual meets.  Westkamp and Griffin Mertz are 2-2 on the year, playing out of the second and third spots.

Queens College was tabbed second in the East Coast Conference Preseason Poll, and opened their spring slate with an 8-1 victory over Adelphi.  The Knights currently sit second in the east regional standings.

Sharvil Navghre, the reigning ECC Player of the Week, gets most of the play out of the first position for the Knights.  The senior is ranked as the No. 5 player in the east region.  Lucas Martinez, Roman Laga, and Gabriel Mendez come in at No. 12, No. 15, and No. 18 in the region respectively.

The Knights swept doubles action against Adelphi.  Navghre and Laga combined in the first position.  Richard Sec and Cosme Jubera played out of the number two spot, and Fredrico Toscano paired with Camilo Arias to play in the third position. 

The Tars procession of nonconference opponents continues next week when New Jersey Institute of Technology, Bluefield State, Alabama-Huntsville, and St. Mary’s all come to visit the Martin Tennis Complex.

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