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Tars Host Pair of Non-Conference Foes

Tars Host Pair of Non-Conference Foes

MATCH-UP:
No. 20 Rollins (3-2, 0-2 SSC) vs. Mount St. Mary's (0-7, 0-1 NEC)
No. 20 Rollins (3-2, 0-2 SSC) vs. Flagler (2-4, 0-0 PBC) 

WHERE:
MSMU: Winter Park, Fla.
FC: Winter Park, Fla.

WHEN:
MSMU: Monday, March 4, 2019 – 4:00 p.m.
FC: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – 4:00 p.m. 

SET-UP:
The Tars will look to rebound from a pair of Sunshine State Conference losses with two out of conference match ups.  Rollins fell to No. 2 Lynn and No. 7 Nova Southeastern, both on the road, but will now have to prepare for Division I Mount St. Mary's and regional foe Flagler.  The Mount are still looking for their first win of the season while the Saints have also lost consecutive games to SSC teams.  The Tars will look to right the ship before taking a west coast trip during Spring Break. 

WHO TO WATCH:
Rollins:
The nation's No. 31 ranked singles player, Katie Dyson, has yet to play for the Tars in their opening five matches.  Savanna Fuller and Marie Debruyn have instead led the way for Rollins.  Both players have earned 3-2 records, Fuller has won in both the first and second spots, while Debruyn has competed in the fourth and sixth spots.  Alexandra Borg, who is currently touted as the No. 13 player in the South Region, earned a convincing win on the first court against Valdosta State, but sits at 1-3 overall, including one match against a nationally ranked foe.  Borg and senior Teresa Kaiser have tallied a 3-1 mark in doubles play, including upsetting the No. 12 pair in the country during the Tars loss to Nova Southeastern.  Fuller and Carlye Goldman have registered a 3-2 doubles mark, playing on the second court. 

Mount St. Mary's:
The Mount have yet to find the win column in 2019, and have been outscored 43-8 over their seven matches.  Alexa Quintanilla has seen the majority of the first court action, going 3-2 in the number one spot.  Overall, the Mount are 6-36 in singles play this year.  Quintanilla and Hannah Davis have earned the top court reps in doubles play.  The pair are 3-1 together, while Mount St. Mary's is still looking for their first win of the year in the second doubles spot. 

Flagler:
Flagler currently ranks as the No. 7 team in Southeast Region, but have lost their last two matches to nationally ranked squads Saint Leo and Lynn.  Felicitas Runkel has played all of the first court matches for the Saints, going 2-4.  Lixin Wang ranks as the No. 19 singles player in the Southeast Region, and plays out of the third position for Flagler.  The freshman has also tallied a 2-4 mark.  Anika Nissen is 3-2 in the fifth spot, leading the Saints in wins.  Alessandra Traub and Paloma Martinez comprise the Saints top doubles team, going 3-3 in the number one spot.  Overall, Flagler is 7-9 in team play. 

UP NEXT:
The Tars will travel across the country for a trio of matches in California.  The trip begins with a match against Stanislaus State on Sunday, March 10, at 12 p.m.  Rollins will then take on Sonoma State and Academy of Art before returning home.

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