No. 32 Rollins (5-4) vs. New Jersey Institute of Technology (4-5)
No. 32 Rollins (5-4) vs. No. 41 Bluefield State (7-0)
No. 32 Rollins (5-4) vs. Alabama-Huntsville (5-8)
No. 32 Rollins (5-4) vs. No. 23 St. Mary’s (TX) (5-4)
WHEN | WHERE:
NJIT: Monday, March 13, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. – Martin Tennis Complex
BSC: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. – Martin Tennis Complex
UAH: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. – Martin Tennis Complex
StMU: Friday, March 17, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – Martin Tennis Complex
The Tars are coming off back-to-back wins, which boosted their record back over .500, at 5-4. Two of Rollins' losses on the year have come against Division I opponents. The Tars are through five matches of a 12 game home stand. So far Rollins is 3-2 in the stretch, and 4-3 at home overall. The Tars will host four opponents in the upcoming week, including a pair of nationally ranked foes.
TRACKING THE TARS:
Rollins has amassed a 28-26 record in singles matches in the season. Patrick Sell is 3-3 in singles action on the year, playing exclusively out of the first position. Ziad Melhaoui has played all over for the Tars, competing from the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth positions, earning a 6-3 record. Daniel Ferl, Cody Gubin, and Francesco Racanelli have each recorded winning singles records, playing multiple positions for the Tars.
The Tars have used nine different doubles pairings to record a 15-12 mark in team play. Ferl and Ahmed Albitar registered two first position wins in the Tars’ recent wins, and are 5-3 as a pair on the year. Melhaoui and Racanelli are 3-1 as a team on the year, going 2-1 in the third position.
TRACKING THE HIGHLANDERS:
The Division I NJIT Highlanders are coming off two straight losses, at home against Drexel and away to Princeton.
Aleksa Petrovic is 6-2 on the dual match season for the Highlanders. The freshman is 2-1 out of the first position, 3-1 out of the third, and 1-0 in the fourth. Zac Castagna is 7-1 on the year, including a perfect 5-0 in the fifth spot. Jan Cimrman has amassed a 5-3 record, going 4-2 in the number two spot.
The Highlanders have used seven doubles teams, registering a 10-16 record in doubles matches. Cimrman and Petrovic have been the primary team occupying the number one spot, going 2-5 on the year. Castagna teams up with Lukas Zvikas in the number two spot, going 4-4 so far in 2017.
TRACKING THE BIG BLUES:
Bluefield State has started the year on a hot streak, winning their first seven matches by a combined score of 55-8. Last time out the Big Blues, ranked No. 41 nationally and the No. 1 team in the Atlantic region, defeated Florida Southern 6-3.
Alexander Rudenco is ranked as the No. 3 player in the Atlantic region. The German is 5-1 on the year, playing mostly out of the third position. Anthony Braem occupies the No. 6 spot in the Atlantic rankings, and has gone 6-1 on the year, winning six consecutive singles matches in the second position. Giorgi Datashvili in undefeated on the season, playing out of the fourth and fifth spots.
Big Blue doubles pairings sit one, two in the Atlantic region rankings. Braem and Rudenco sit in the top spot, the duo is 5-1 on the year, playing out of the number two doubles spot. The No. 2 ranked team of Ignacio Pulido and Platon Gud has yet to team up in the 2017 dual match season.
Bluefield State will take on Florida Tech in Melbourne before heading to Winter Park to take on the Tars
TRACKING THE CHARGERS:
Alabama-Huntsville is coming off their first win in their last six matches when they defeated Bellarmine 8-1.
The Chargers have tallied a 31-44 singles record as a team. Timo Christen has seen action in second, third, fourth, and fifth positions for Alabama-Huntsville, tallying a 7-6 record on the year. Guilherme Coleta is 5-4 on the year, seeing most of his action in the sixth spot. Chris Miller has seen most of the first position action for the Chargers, but has struggled in the spot, going 0-7.
Alabama-Huntsville has used a bevy of doubles pairings, sending 12 different teams to the court, amassing a 15-24 record. Cristen and Sebastian Rohrbach are 3-7 on the year, and 2-5 in the first position.
The Chargers are heading to Lakeland to face off against Florida Southern on Tuesday, March 14, before facing the Tars on Wednesday, March 15.
TRACKING THE RATTLERS:
St. Mary’s has had an up and down season, trading wins and losses, without ever having a streak of more than two wins in a row. Last time out the No. 23 Rattlers bested No. 24 Western New Mexico.
Michael Maciel ranks as the No. 41 singles player in the country. The senior has gone 3-2 on the year, including earning a 2-1 record out of the first position. Adam Dockery and Jeremiah Gonzalez lead the Rattlers with identical 6-2 records in singles play; Dockery playing from the third and fourth positions, Gonzalez from the second and third.
St. Mary’s has played nine separate doubles pairings on the year, earning a 14-13 record. Dockery and Gonzalez have played exclusively out of the first spot, going 4-5. Jose Antelo and Maciel are 4-1 out of the second spot. Alex Joseph and Bojan Popovic are a perfect 3-0 on the year.
The Rattlers face off with the Naval Academy and Saint Leo before taking on the Tars.
The Tars 12 game home stand continues with a visit from Sunshine State Conference provisional member Embry-Riddle. First serve against the No. 10 Eagles is set for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22.
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