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Tars Blank Wayne State (Mich.) 9-0
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 03/08/2012
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WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 8, 2012) - Eighth-ranked Rollins earned its first shutout of the season, beating Wayne State (Mich.) 9-0 on Thursday afternoon.

The Tars improve to 6-4 on the year with the win.

Rollins cruised in the top-two doubles flights with Lucas Jovita and Jason Alabaster teaming to beat Melvin Joseph and Janson Chen 8-1 in the top spot. Jeff Morris and Ari Davis downed Michael FitzGerald and Matt Fisher 8-2 at No. 2 while Malte Christesen and Constantin Sturdza won 8-6 over Oscar Gammarra and Thomas Ducret at No. 3.

The Tars were dominate in singles, winning all bug one match in straight sets.

Top-ranked Jovita took care of Ducret 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 1 match while 11th-ranked Morris won 6-4, 6-2 over FitzGerald at No. 2.

Chistesen was a 6-2, 6-0 winner past Joseph n the No. 3 match and Davis took Chen 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4. Benardo Barroso scorced a win over Gammarra 6-7(2), 2-3, ret in the No. 5 match with Andrew Mulick defeating Groszek 1-6, 6-1, 10-8 at No. 3.

Rollins will next host NAIA powerhouse Auburn-Montgomery on Tuesday, March 13.

 Tennis Match Results
Wayne State (Mich.) vs Rollins
3/8/2012 at Winter Park, Fla.
(Martin Tennis Complex)

#8 Rollins 9, #49 Wayne State (Mich.) 0

 Singles competition
1. #1 Lucas Jovita (RC) def. Thomas Ducret (WSU) 6-4, 6-1
2. #11 Jeff Morris (RC) def. Michael FitzGerald (WSU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Malte Christesen (RC) def. Melvin Joseph (WSU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Ari Davis (RC) def. Jason Chen (WSU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Bernardo Barroso (RC) def. Oscar Gammarra (WSU) 6-7 (2-7), 2-3, retired
6. Andrew Mulick (RC) def. Jon Groszek (WSU) 2-6, 6-1, 10-8

 Doubles competition
1. Lucas Jovita/Jason Alabaster (RC) def. Melvin Joseph/Jason Chen (WSU) 8-1
2. Jeff Morris/Ari Davis (RC) def. Michael FitzGerald/Matt Fisher (WSU) 8-2
3. Malte Christesen/Constantin Sturdza (RC) def. Oscar Gammarra/Thomas Ducret (WSU) 8-6

Match Notes:
Wayne State (Mich.) 6-5; National ranking #49
Rollins 6-4; National ranking #8


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