LAKELAND, Fla. (September 23, 2016) – The Rollins women’s tennis team headed to Lakeland to start the fall season at the 13-team ITA South Regional Championship, hosted by Flordia Southern.
In the 64-player singles bracket, Carlye Goldman was the lone Tar to win a first-round match, beating Madeleine Gauther of Saint Leo 6-1, 6-0. She will next match-up with fifth-seeded Kelly Southwood of Auburn-Montgomery on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Zoe Monge fell to ninth-seeded Laura Ubeda in the first round and dropped a 6-0, 6-3 decision to Magda Stepink of Florida Southern in the consolation draw. Savanna Fuller lost to Selin Devrimci from FSC 6-4, 6-1 in the main draw and fell to Judith Bohenkamp from Barry 6-3, 6-2 in the consolation.
Alexandra Borg was defeated by Maja Jovic from Palm Beach Atlantic 6-1, 6-3 and will have a bye in the consolation round, next playing Saturday afternoon. Fabiana Vitanza was blanked by West Florida’s Jordana Lujan 6-0, 6-0 and also has a consolation bye, meeting Alahana Reto from Florida Tech on Saturday.
In doubles action, both Tars entries lost in the first round. Freshman Marie Debruyn and Vitanza lost to Wagner and Zaatini from Saint Leo 8-2 while Teresa Kaiser and Monge fell to West Florida’s Lujan and Mantilla 8-5. The consolation draw for doubles will be determined Saturday.
The tournament continues through Monday with winners of the main draw advancing to the ITA Small College Championship.
Singles Main Draw:
Zoe Monge L No. 9 Laura Ubeda
Savanna Fuller, L (6-4, 6-1) Selin Devrimci (FSC)
Alexandra Borg, L (6-1, 6-3) Maja Jovic (PBA)
Carlye Goldman, W (6-1, 6-0) Madeleine Gautheir (SLU)
- 3 p.m. vs. No. 5 Kelly Southwood (AUM)
Fabiana Vitanza, L (6-0, 6-0) Jordana Lujan (UWF)
Monge, L (6-0, 6-3) Magda Stepink (FSC)
Fuller, L (6-3, 6-2) Judith Bohenkamp (BU)
Borg, BYE 2nd rd (11:30) vs. Georgiana Morral (UWA)
Vitanza, BYE 2nd rd (12 pm) vs. Alahana Reto (FIT)
Doubles Main Draw:
Debruyn/Vitanza, L (8-2) Wagner/Zaatini (SLU)
Kaiser/Monge, L (8-5) Lujan/Mantilla (UWF)