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Tars Fly Over Eagles

Tars Fly Over Eagles

WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 28, 2019) – Rollins earned their second consecutive Sunshine State Conference victory, defeating the No. 50 Embry-Riddle Eagles, 6-1, at Bert Martin Tennis Complex.  The No. 12 Tars improve to 13-2 on the year, and 2-1 against SSC foes.  The Eagles drop to 4-6 and 1-2 in conference action.

The Tars took two doubles matches to earn the point from team play.  Rollins started with a convincing 6-1 win in the third position, Guillermo De Nicolas-Ruiz and Atakan Gezer easing to the victory.  After Embry-Riddle took the top court battle, the point swung on the second position.  Nicolo De Fraia and Frederick Danielson clinched the tally for the Tars, earning a 6-3 win.

The Tars would take the first three singles decisions to seal the overall win.  Atakan Gezer remained perfect in singles action cruising to a fifth spot win, 6-0, 6-2.  Gai Feigin also shutout his opponent in the first set, giving Rollins a 3-0 overall lead, with a 6-0, 6-4 fourth spot victory.  Freshman Andrea Brignacca clinched the match for the Tars.  The Turin, Italy native sent a backhand down the line, past an out stretched Eagles opponent to earn a 7-5, 6-2 win.  De Fraia padded the Tars lead, and remained unbeaten as well, winning a second set tiebreak for a 6-2, 7-6(5), straight set, top court, win.  Nicolas-Ruiz rounded out the event with the Tars final point.  The senior took a three set battle in the second spot 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.

The Tars return to action on Saturday, March 30, when they head south to visit the No. 1 Barry Buccaneers.  First serve in Miami Shores is set for 10 a.m.

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