BOCA RATON, Fla. (April 8, 2017) – The No. 8 Lynn Fighting Knights proved to be too much for the No. 28 Tars, as Rollins fell 8-1 on the day. With the loss Rollins drops to 7-9 overall and 1-3 in Sunshine State Conference play. Lynn improves to 17-2 on the year, and remain perfect, 5-0, in SSC action.
The Fighting Knights controlled doubles play, sweeping the team matches to take a 3-0 lead.
The Tars battled to get back into the match in singles play, but Lynn asserted their strength, with nationally ranked players appearing in each of the first three positions. Sami Kirberg picked up the lone Rollins win of the match, defeating Jose Porfirio 7-5, 1-6, 12-10 in the fifth spot. Patrick Sell forced a third set against the country’s sixth ranked player, Mehdi Laalej, but ultimately fell 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.
The Tars will finish their trip to south Florida with a match at No. 49 Palm Beach Atlantic tomorrow, Sunday, April 9. First serve is set for 1 p.m.