No. 38 Rollins (6-8) at West Virginia State (10-4)
No. 38 Rollins (6-8) at Murray State (3-7)
WHEN | WHERE:
WVSU: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. – Martin Tennis Complex
MSU: Wednesday, March 12, 2017 – 3:30 p.m. – Tiedtke Tennis Courts
The Tars will look to return to winning ways, coming off three defeats, all to nationally ranked opponents, on their California road trip. Despite their trials out west, the Tars climbed two spots in the most recent regional rankings, coming in at No. 8 in the south. Rollins will close their non-conference slate this week, facing off against West Virginia State, out of the Atlantic region, and, Division I, Murray State.
TRACKING THE TARS:
Rollins, as a team has earned a 34-46 record in singles play. Teresa Kaiser maintains the top singles record for the Tars. The sophomore sits at 9-4 on the year, going 3-0 in the fifth position, and 6-4 in the sixth. Savanna Fuller stands at 7-6 on the year, the Chapin, South Carolina native picked up a fifth position win over Taylor McGowan of No. 24 Point Loma Nazarene on the Tars road trip. Carlye Goldman has a successful singles trip for Rollins, going 2-1 in the Tars’ three matches.
Following the three contests in California, Rollins holds a 20-22 doubles record in 2017, using seven different pairings. Fuller and Kaiser have compiled 7-5 record, playing out of the third doubles spot for the Tars. Alexandra Borg and Fabiana Vitanza teamed up in the first position, last time out against Point Loma Nazarene, to upset the No. 23 ranked pair of Regina Van Koach and Nikki Newell
TRACKING THE YELLOW JACKETS:
West Virginia State heads to Florida losing two of their last three contests. The Yellow Jackets, however, held steady as the fourth ranked team in the Atlantic region. West Virginia State takes on Saint Leo prior to heading to Winter Park.
The Yellow Jackets placed two players in the regional singles rankings. Laura Isbey comes in at No. 4. The sophomore has amassed an 11-3 record playing out of both the first two positions. Among her wins is a victory over No. 45 Kristine Gegeshidze of the University of Charleston. Also ranked is Kierstin Hensley, coming in at No. 13 in the Atlantic. The freshman is 12-2 playing out of the first and second spots.
Isbey teams up with Marta Yevstakhevych to form the No. 7 doubles pair in the Atlantic region. The two have played out of the first and second doubles positions, earning a 6-4 record on the year.
TRACKING THE RACERS:
Murray State snapped a four match losing streak last time out, defeating Tennessee State by a score of 6-1. The Racers take on Florida Southern to begin their road trip, before facing off with Rollins.
The Racers have earned a 20-36 record throughout singles play this season. They are paced by Amina Hadzic, who has compiled a 2-0 record in the two spot, and a 3-2 record in the third, for a 5-2 overall record on the season. Claire Chang and Anja Loncarevic have split time in the first position, Chang going 2-3, and Loncarevic going 1-3.
Murray State has used nine different pairs to produce a 15-10 doubles record on the year. Hadzic and Loncarevic have gone 5-1, seeing action in the second and third doubles spots. Chang has teamed up with Alina Schibol to go 4-4 in the first doubles spot.
The Tars return to Sunshine State Conference action, as Rollins will travel to No. 33 Florida Southern next Wednesday, March 29. First serve is set for 3 p.m.
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