MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (April 29, 2017) – The Tars 2017 campaign came to an end in the first round off the NCAA South Region II Tournament, falling to the fifth-ranked Valdosta State Blazers by a score of 5-0. Rollins ends the year with a record of 11-12, while VSU progresses to the South Region II Final, against Barry, with a record of 16-5.
Rollins dropped all three of the doubles matches, leaving them with an uphill climb entering singles play. Ahmed Albitar and Daniel Ferl put up the strongest fight for the Tars, falling 8-6 in the second position.
The Blazers captured the first two singles decisions, coming out of the first and fifth poitions, to seal their victory. Francesco Racanelli and Sami Kirberg were both locked in tight battles, in the second and third spots when the match was called. Ziad Melhaoui was leading Fernando Rivas in the fourth spot.
The loss concludes the Tars' 2017 campaign.