No. 27 Rollins (7-9, 2-4 SSC) at Eckerd (4-9, 0-5 SSC)
No. 27 Rollins (7-9, 2-4 SSC) vs. Tampa (7-6, 2-5 SSC) 

EC: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 –  4:00 p.m. – St. Petersburg, Fla.
UT: Thursday, April 6, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. – Martin Tennis Complex 

The Tars fell to Florida Southern in a highly competitive match last time out, the Mocs just besting the Tars by a score of 5-4.  Rollins will now look to get back in the win column with a pair of Sunshine State Conference contests.  The Tars will travel to St. Petersburg to take on the Eckerd Tritons, then return to Winter Park, the next day, to face off against the Tampa Spartans. 

The Tars have sent eight players to the court the season, earning a team record of 40-56 in singles play.  Teresa Kaiser is pacing the Tars with a 10-5 record; the sophomore is 3-0 in the fifth position, 7-5 in the sixth, and 3-3 in against SSC competition.  Savanna Fuller is 8-7 on the year, including a 2-1 record in the fourth spot.  Fabiana Vitanza is 4-11 in 2017, playing exclusively out of the number one position for the Tars.  Alexandra Borg picked up the Tars only singles victory against the Mocs, boosting her record to 6-10, and 5-8 in the fourth spot.

Rollins is 9-0 in their last three matches in doubles play, sweeping West Virginia State, Murray State, and Florida Southern in team play.  On the year the Tars have compiled a 29-22 doubles mark.  Kaiser and Fuller lead Rollins with a 10-5 record in the third doubles position.  Borg and Vitanza, and Shannon Etten and Carlye Goldman have both recorded 5-3 marks, playing out of the first and second positions respectively.

Eckerd snapped a two match losing streak by defeating Webber International on their senior day.  The Tritons will take on Embry-Riddle before returning home to host the Tars.

The Tritons have earned a 30-48 record in singles matches over the course of the season.  Emily Fridrik has seen much of the first position action, going 3-7 on the year.  Joyce Fields has seen both first and second position action, going 1-2 in the one spot, and 3-7 in the two spot, for an overall record of 4-9.  MaryAnn Aaron, Laurence Bourgault, and Biley Koronich have tallied identicle 5-8 records for the Tritons.

Eckerd has been consistent in their doubles pairings, only using three teams, who have registered a 14-25 mark in double play.  Aaron and Koronich lead the way for the Tritons, playing their way to a 6-7 mark in the second doubles position. 

Tampa will be looking to bounce back, coming off a shutout loss to No. 2 Lynn.

The Spartans have put together a 44-34 singles record, with much of their success coming from the third, fourth, and fifth positions.  Lilley Nice leads the way for Tampa, the freshman has registered a 10-3 mark, playing exclusively out of the third position.  In the fourth spot, Sophomore Maddie Stephens has contributed a 9-4 record.  Ava Sowell is 8-3 in the fifth position.  Caroline Lozo has seen all of the action in the number one spot for Tampa, earning a 6-7 mark.

Much of Tampa’s doubles success has come from the second and third spots.  The Spartans, who are 25-14 in doubles play, have seen Nice and Stephens go 10-3 in the second position, and Sowell and Danielle Beyes go 9-2 in the third.  Lozo and Emily Hewland are 5-8 in the first spot. 

Rollins will celebrate the career of senior Shannon Etten and close out the regular season with a home match against the Florida Tech Panthers.  The contest is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, at 4 p.m.

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