WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 6, 2019) – The Tars could not upend Division I Valparaiso, using a short bench in the midst of crowded week of action. The Crusaders handed Rollins a 6-1 loss on Tiedtke Tennis Court. The Tars fall to 6-2 overall during the 2019 campaign. Valpo improves to 8-3 on the year.
The Crusaders took a pair of doubles matches to earn the point. Valparaiso took the second court match to start the contest. Rollins won the third position match, with Guillermo De Nicolas-Ruiz and Atakan Gezer taking a 6-4 decision. Nicolo De Fraia and Andrea Brignacca fell in the first spot, dropping a tight doubles match in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (5).
The Crusaders won the first two singles points to take a commanding 3-0 lead. Atakan Gezer would win his second match of the day in the third spot, defeating his opponent 6-4, 6-1, making the score 3-1. That was as close as the Tars would get, as Valparaiso took the final three matches, including a three set marathon on the first court.
Rollins will continue their string of non-conference foes with a showdown against Wayne State on Saturday, March 9. First serve against the Warriors is set for 11 a.m.
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