No. 12 Rollins (13-3, 2-2 SSC) vs. No. 8 West Florida (12-5, 6-1 GSC)
Winter Park, Fla.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 – 11:00 a.m.
The Tars are coming off a week in which they defeated No. 50 Embry-Riddle, but could not upset No. 1 Barry. Rollins remained at No. 12 in the ITA National Rankings and currently sit fourth in the Sunshine State Conference. The Tars will leave the SSC for the final time this season this week, as they welcome No. 10 West Florida to the Bert Martin Tennis Complex. Rollins looks for a signature win as they look to bolster their postseason resume.
WHO TO WATCH:
The Tars currently 69-19 overall in singles action. Nicolo De Fraia catapulted up the National Singles Rankings this week, settling at No. 20 after remaining undefeated, at 15-0. The senior upset the No. 3 player in the country during the Tars' match at Barry. Guillermo De Nicolas-Ruiz sits at 12-2 playing predominantly out of the second position. Atakan Gezer has compiled a 13-1 record, seeing action in the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth spots. The pair of Ziad Melhaoui and Andrea Brignacca jumped up the National Doubles Rankings with their top court upset against Barry as well. The duo sit at 3-1 overall on the season, and at No. 38 in the country.
The Argonauts had a four match winning streak snapped by No. 21 Valdosta State, giving them their first Gulf South Conference loss of the season. West Florida faces tough tests against No. 8 Lynn and No. 4 Saint Leo before they make their way to Winter Park. Sedar Bojadjiev highlights the Argos singles lineup. The junior is 10-5 on the year, and currently occupies the No. 5 spot in the singles rankings. He is joined on the list by teammate Juan Motta, No. 32, who is 11-2, playing in the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth spots. Bojadjiev teams up with Vitinho Galvao to create the Argos number one doubles partnership. The two are 4-1 on the year, and ranked No. 40 in the nation. Overall, eight teams have combined to earn West Florida a 22-19 doubles mark.
The Tars will return to SSC action by hosting the Eckerd Tritons on Tuesday, March 9. First serve is set for 3 p.m.
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