No. 19 Rollins (10-6, 3-2 SSC) at Embry Riddle (6-7, 1-4 SSC)
WHEN | WHERE:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. | Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Tars, who jumped into national ranks at No. 19, are coming off a 3-0 week. Rollins concluded non-conference play, and opened their final string of Sunshine State Conference action. The Tars downed West Virginia State and Southeastern Oklahoma State convincingly, before edging No. 24 Nova Southeastern 5-4. Rollins will now continue the SSC gauntlet with a trip to Embry-Riddle, to take on the Eagles.
TRACKING THE TARS:
The Tars have combined for a 49-44 singles record as a team in 2018. Katie Dyson leads the Tars with a 7-1 overall record, going 5-1 in the third position. The sophomore tallied singles wins in all three of the Tars' matches last week. Marie Debruyn has also been solid for Rollins, earning a 9-3 mark playing in the fifth and sixth spots. Fabiana Vitanza continues to see the top court action Rollins, having faced off against six nationally ranked opponents this season.
The Tars top doubles partnership of Vitanza and Alexandra Borg also made their way into the national polls last week, settling at No. 29. The duo has tallied a 9-5 record, and has earned one victory over nationally ranked competition. Dyson and Teresa Kaiser have formed a dynamic second position team, going 6-3 so far this campaign.
TRACKING THE EAGLES:
Embry Riddle is coming off an 8-1 defeat at the hands of No. Lynn. The Eagles have lost four straight SSC matches, with their only conference victory this season coming in their first match against Eckerd.
The Eagles are 51-33 overall in singles action. Maria Turrillo has seen most of the first court action for Embry-Riddle. The sophomore has earned an 8-6 overall record, going 7-6 in the top spot, and going 1-4 against nationally ranked foes. Georgina Wood leads the Eagles with an 11-3 singles mark, playing predominantly out of the third position. Roberta Krvajica has seen most of the second spot action, tallying a 9-5 record overall.
Embry-Riddle has compiled a 17-25 record in doubles play in 2018. Wood and Kathryn Bock entered the season as the No. 7 doubles team in the south region, but have not seen any dual match competition together. The first court playing time has been split among three teams, Krvajica and Wood, Bock and Turrillo, and Sabrina Ehrenfort and Wood; the three combine to go 6-8 in the position.
The Tars will take more than a week off after Tuesday's match, but will return home, for a pair of games. Rollins hosts Eckerd on Wednesday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. The Tars will then turn their attention to rivals No. 14 Florida Southern, with first serve set for 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6.
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