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No. 8 Tars Erase Big Deficit to Down No. 18 Saint Leo, 5-4
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 02/28/2012
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SAINT LEO, Fla. (February 28, 2012) - Eighth-ranked Rollins fell into a 3-0 hole after doubles play, but scored five points in singles to down 18th-ranked Saint Leo 5-4 Tuesday.

The Lions (5-4, 1-3 Sunshine State Conference) jumped all over the Tars (3-3, 2-1 SSC) early, sweeping doubles. In the top flight, 21st-ranked Matt Nicholson-Lewis and Victor Lozier defeated 24th-ranked Lucas Jovita and Jason Alabaster 8-3. Gonzalez-Tarrio and Antonine Raffaelli defeated Ari Davis and Constantin Sturdza 8-5 at No. 2 and Jake Fleischer and Aloua Adjenak beat Jeff Morris and Malte Christesen 8-6 in the No. 3 match.

Rollins then took control in the second half of the match, winning four of its five points in straight sets.

Top-ranked Jovita blanked 32nd-ranked Nicholson-Lewis 6-0, 6-0 in the top flight while 11th-ranked Morris won 6-1, 6-1 over 27th-ranked Lozier at No. 2.

Christesen scored a 5-7, 6-0, 6-0 upset over 43rd-ranked Adjenak at No. 3. Sturdza won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 over Fleischer in the No. 5 match while Alabaster took Raffaelli 7-6, 6-4 at No. 6.

Rollins will be back in action on Friday, March 2 at home against Florida Tech.

Tennis Match Results
Rollins vs Saint Leo
02/28/12 at Saint Leo, Fla.
(Saint Leo Tennis Center)

#8 Rollins 5, #18 Saint Leo 4

 Singles competition
1. #1 Lucas Jovita (RC) def. #32 Matt Nicholson-Lewis (SLM) 6-0, 6-0
2. #11 Jeff Morris (RC) def. #27 Victor Lozier (SLM) 6-1, 6-1
3. Malte Christesen (RC) def. #43 Aloua Adjenak (SLM) 5-7, 6-0, 6-0
4. Gonzalez-Tarrio (SLM) def. Ari Davis (RC) 6-1, 6-1
5. Constantin Sturdza (RC) def. Jake Fleischer (SLM) 6-3, 3-3, 6-3
6. Jason Alabaster (RC) def. Antonine Raffaelli (SLM) 7-6, 6-4

 Doubles competition
1. #21 Matt Nicholson-Lewis/Victor Lozier (SLM) def. #24 Lucas Jovita/Jason Alabaster (RC) 8-3
2. Gonzalez-Tarrio/Antonine Raffaelli (SLM) def. Ari Davis/Constantin Sturdza (RC) 8-5
3. Jake Fleischer/Aloua Adjenak (SLM) def. Jeff Morris/Malte Christesen (RC) 8-6

Match Notes:
Rollins 3-3, 2-1 SSC; National ranking #8; Regional ranking #5
Saint Leo 5-4, 1-3 SSC; National ranking #18; Regional ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (1)


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