No. 14 Rollins – 5
Wayne State – 4
WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 9, 2018) – Rollins survived a scare from Wayne State before heading on their Spring Break trip, edging the Warriors 5-4 at the Bert Martin Tennis Complex. With the win Rollins improves to 4-5 on the year, while Wayne State falls to 6-4.
The Tars jumped out in front with a pair of doubles wins. Nicolo De Fraia and Guillermo De Nicolas-Ruiz, the No. 8 team in the south region, bested Mark Westkamp and Taylor Vane 8-6 in the first position. Ziad Melhaoui and Atakan Gezer would tally the second Rollins point with an 8-5 win on the second court.
Melhaoui would cruise in his singles match as well, tallying his second win of the day, and the Tars' third, with a 6-0, 6-1 win in the fifth spot. Frederick Danielson recovered from a first set loss to tally another win for Rollins. The freshman would take the sixth position match 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. Nicolas-Ruiz would clinch the victory for Rollins on the second court. The junior lost a second set tiebreak, but dominated the third set en route to a 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2 win.
The Tars head west to Las Vegas, Nevada, for a Spring Break trip that will see them face four teams, three of whom are ranked in the national top-25. The road trip will start with a match up against No. 19 Hawaii Pacific on Sunday, March 11, at 5 p.m.
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