WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 4, 2012) - Rollins had its four-match winning streak halted Sunday as Division I Belmont scored a 5-4 win over the Division II eight-ranked Tars.
The loss evens Rollins' record at 4-4 on the year while the Bruins improve to 2-6.
Lucas Jovita and Jason Alabaster teamed to score a point for Rollins in the top doubles match, beating Rento Antun and Rodrigo Amaral 8-5. Jeff Morris and Malte Christesen narrowly fell to Rafael Mato and Henrique Norbiato at No. 2, 9-8(4).
Morris, the 11th-ranked singles player in Division II, beat Antun 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 1 match while Christesen took Amaral 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2. Alabaster picked up a win in the No. 5 slot, downing Matos 6-4, 6-1.
Rollins will continue its busy spring break home stand on Tuesday, March 6 hosting Concordia (N.Y.)
Belmont vs Rollins
03/05/2012 at Winter Park, Fla.
(Martin Tennis Complex)
Belmont 5, #8 Rollins 4
1. #11 Jeff Morris (RC) def. Renato Antun (BELM) 6-0, 6-1
2. Malte Christesen (RC) def. Rodrigo Amaral (BELM) 6-3, 6-0
3. Henrique Norbiato (BELM) def. Constantin Sturdza (RC) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
4. Fernando Mussolini (BELM) def. Ari Davis (RC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Jason Alabaster (RC) def. Rafael Matos (BELM) 6-4, 6-1
6. Bruno Silva (BELM) def. Andrew Mulick (RC) 6-2, 6-2
1. Lucas Jovita/Jason Alabaster (RC) def. Renato Antun/Rodrigo Amaral (BELM) 8-5
2. Rafael Matos/Henrique Norbiato (BELM) def. Jeff Morris/Malte Christesen (RC) 9-8 (7-4)
3. Fernando Mussolini/Bruno Silva (BELM) def. Sebastian Hafner/Bernardo Barroso (RC) 8-6
Rollins 4-4; National ranking #8
Rollins NCAA Division II
Belmont NCAA Division I
Official: Mike Luffler