No. 38 Rollins (6-5) at No. 29 Cal State-Los Angeles (7-4)
No. 38 Rollins (6-5) at No. 13 UC-San Diego (10-1)
No. 38 Rollins (6-5) at No. 24 Point Loma Nazarene (8-4)
WHEN | WHERE:
CSLA: Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. – Los Angeles, Calif.
UCSD: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. – La Jolla, Calif.
PLNU: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. – Point Loma, Calif.
Rollins travels to the west coast with a two match winning streak. The Tars will face stiff competition, matching up against three nationally ranked opponents in California. Rollins will hope to retain their form from a hard fought 5-4 win over No. 36 Embry-Riddle, and a dominant, 8-1, victory over Wayne State.
TRACKING THE TARS:
Teresa Kaiser holds the Tars’ top record in singles play, going 9-2 for Rollins on the year. The sophomore has played out of both the fifth and sixth positions. Savanna Fuller has earned a 6-4 mark on the season, going 4-4 in the fifth spot, and a perfect 2-0 in the the third. Overall, Rollins is slightly below the .500 mark in singles play, amassing a 31-35 record as a squad.
Fuller and Kaiser have teamed up to create a dominating pairing in the third doubles position, the two have gone 7-2 on the year to lead all Rollins teams. The partnership of Shannon Etten and Carlye Goldman has emerged in the Tars recent two match winning streak, the pair has gone 2-0 in the contests.
TRACKING THE GOLDEN EAGLES:
Cal State-Los Angeles will host the Tars coming off a convincing 7-2 victory over Concordia-Irvine. However, prior to the win The Golden Eagles had dropped two in row to UC San Diego and Cal State-Northridge.
Kayleigh Hall leads Cal State-Los Angeles on the year. The senior has been tabbed as the No. 42 singles player in Division II, and has earned a 7-3 record on the year, playing primarily out of the second position. Nozomi Matsuoka entered the year as the No. 12 player in the west region, but has struggled, going just 3-7 out of the first position. Elizaveta Sokolova and Luciana Di Laura also found themselves ranked among the west region’s best singles players. The two have gone 6-4 and 8-1 on the year respectively.
Hall and Matsuoka pair up to form a dangerous doubles combination. The two are ranked as the 10th best pair in Division II, and have amassed a 9-2 record out of the first doubles position. Sokolova and Di Laura were ranked as the No. 7 pair in the west region, and have gone 8-3 on the year, primarily out of the third position.
TRACKING THE TRITONS:
UC-San Diego has earned a 10-1 record on the year, with their only loss coming to Division I opponent Georgetown. The Tritons have taken down five ranked opponents so far in 2017.
The Tritons have maintained a fairly constant line-up through their first 11 matches. Britta Mosser, who is ranked No. 13 in the west region singles rankings, is 6-5 on the year out of the number one spot. Jasmine Hosseini earned the west’s No. 14 ranking, and has gone 8-3 out of the fourth position for UC-San Diego. Alexandra Well is a perfect 11-0 out of the fifth position.
The Tritons have only used three teams in doubles play through the year. Ashley Chao and Becky Chou are 9-2 out of the second position, while Madison Hale and Well are 10-1 in the third spot. Overall, the Tritons are 20-11 in doubles play.
UC-San Diego faces off with No. 23 Sonoma State on Sunday, before dueling with Rollins on Tuesday.
TRACKING THE SEA LIONS:
Point Loma dominated Dominican 8-1 last time out, ending a two match losing streak. The Sea Lions opened the year winning six of seven, but have lost three of five since.
Nikki Newell is the top singles player for Point Loma. The junior has climbed the national rankings to the No. 25 spot, and has played exclusively out of the first position for the Sea Lions, going 6-5 on the year. Regina Van Koch has amassed an 11-1 singles mark, including going a spotless 8-0 in the second position. The Sea Lions are 47-25 as a team is single player action.
Newell and Van Koch pair up in doubles play, forming the No. 23 team in the country. The two have earned a 7-4 doubles record on the year, playing out of the number one spot. Shelby Groeneveld and Michelle Torres form the west region’s No. 6 pair and have gone 7-3 on the year, 6-3 out of the second position.
Point Loma faces Hawaii Pacific on Tuesday before their showdown with the Tars on Wednesday.
The Tars return home to close out their non-conference schedule for the year. Rollins will face off against Wet Virginia State on Tuesday, March 21, and Division I Murray State on Wednesday, March 22.
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