No. 27 Rollins (9-9, 4-4 SSC) at Florida Tech (12-9, 1-6 SSC)
WHEN | WHERE:
FIT: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. – Martin Tennis Complex
The Tars are coming off a successful week in which they picked up two key conference wins. Rollins dominated Eckerd in a 9-0 shutout win, before coming back from 3-0 down to defeat Tampa 5-4. The Tars are now .500 overall, at 9-9, and in Sunshine State Conference play, at 4-4. The Tars will look to close out the regular season with a winning record, as they host the Florida Tech in their final match.
TRACKING THE TARS:
Rollins has used nine players in singles, who have combined for a 51-57 record for the Tars. Teresa Kaiser continues to lead the Tars with a 12-5 overall record, and 5-3 SSC mark. Savanna Fuller is 9-8 on the year, including a 3-1 record in the fourth spot, and a 4-4 record against conference opponents. Fabiana Vitanza is 6-11 in 2017, playing all but one first position match for the Tars. The junior earned a pair of victories, going 2-0 in singles play last week.
Rollins moved to 32-25, after going 3-3 in doubles matches last week, sweeping Eckerd, but falling in three against the Spartans. Kaiser and Fuller are pacing Rollins with a 10-6 record in the third doubles position. Borg and Vitanza, and Shannon Etten and Carlye Goldman have both recorded 6-4 marks, playing out of the first and second positions respectively. Marie Debruyn and Zoe Monge teamed up for the first time, earning a win against Eckerd last week.
TRACKING THE PANTHERS:
Florida Tech has lost seven of their last eight matches, and come to Winter Park on a two game skid follow an 8-1 defeat at Saint Leo and a 6-3 loss to Nova Southeastern.
The Panthers have used a litany of players throughout 2017, sending 12 players to the court, many playing multiple positions, to earn a 73-41 singles record. Alahna Reto leads Florida Tech, going 13-5 overall, 6-3 in the first position, and 7-2 in the second. Maria Chun has seen time in the first, fourth, fifth, and sixth spots, totaling a 8-5 record, and going 3-2 against SSC foes. Lauren Stucky has played in the second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth positions, and totaled a 12-4 record.
The Panthers have used 24 separate doubles teams on the year, all combining to register a 34-26 record. Reto and Kayla Hergott have seen most of the first position action, going 5-5 in the spot on the year. No pairing has played more than three matches together for the Panthers in in the second spot, while Erin Egoroff and Paloma Vela are 2-3 in the third spot, and 4-3 overall.
Rollins will prepare for SSC Tournament play. The conference tournament will be played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Matches are scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 20. Stay tuned to RollinsSports.com for more updates on the Tars postseason run.
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