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Tars Venture to the West Coast

Tars Venture to the West Coast

MATCH-UP:
No. 16 Rollins (4-3, 0-2 SSC) vs. Stanislaus State (3-3, 0-0 PacWest)
No. 16 Rollins (4-3, 0-2 SSC) vs. Sonoma State (3-2, 0-0 PacWest)
No. 16 Rollins (4-3, 0-2 SSC) vs. No. 5 Academy of Art (4-2, 0-0 PacWest) 

WHERE:
Stan: Turlock, Calif. – Stan State Tennis Courts
SSU: Rohnert Park, Calif. – SSU Tennis Courts
ArtU: San Francisco, Calif – Bay Club Tennis San Francisco 

WHEN:
Stan: Sunday, March 10, 2019 – 12:00 p.m. PST/3:00 p.m. EST
SSU: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – 12:00 p.m. PST/3:00 p.m. EST
ArtU: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. PST/12:00 p.m. EST 

SET-UP:
The Tars look to regain their winning ways on a west coast trip after splitting action last week.  The Tars upended Division I Mount St. Mary's to start the week, but fell to Flagler on Wednesday, March 6.  The Tars will face a trio of teams from the San Francisco area while in California.  The will start play against Stanislaus State on Sunday then take a day off before visiting Sonoma State on Tuesday.  The vacation will culminate with a match against No. 5 Academy of Art on Wednesday Morning.  

WHO TO WATCH:
Rollins:
The Tars currently sit at 21-29 in singles play as a team.  The nation's No. 31 ranked singles player, Katie Dyson, has yet to play for the Tars in their opening seven matches. Marie Debruyn has paced the Tars so far in 2019, going 5-2 while playing out of the fourth and sixth spots.  Teresa Kaiser has amassed an impressive 4-2 record on the year, seeing action in the third and fifth positions.  Savanna Fuller is 4-3, having played in each of the top three spots.  Alexandra Borg, who is currently touted as the No. 13 player in the South Region, has seen the majority of the top court play for the Tars.  Borg and Kaiser have tallied a 4-2 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 4-3 doubles mark, playing on the second court. 

Stanislaus State:
The Warriors started the year with three straight wins, but have fallen to No. 22 UC San Diego, No. 20 Point Loma, and Fresno Pacific in their last three matches.  Cassidy Ferrell leads the Stanislaus State lineup.  The senior is ranked as the No. 49 player in Division II, and has compiled a 5-1 mark in the top position this season.  Amila Gogalija has also produced for the Warriors, earning a 4-2 mark in the second and third positions.  Overall, Stanislaus State has tallied a 17-17 singles record in 2019.  Ferrell and Maria Ochoa have seen most of the first court doubles play, going 2-4 as a partnership.  Kayla Nguyen and Megan Hagerty play in the second spot, with Gogalija and Taylor Galya seeing all the action in the third. 

Sonoma State:
The Seawolves have been forced to cancel nine games so far this season, and sit at 3-2 overall.  They dropped decisions against ranked foes Academy of Art and UC San Diego, while they were victorious against Concordia, Mills College, and Holy Names University.  Entering the season Jensyn Warren ranked as the No. 15 singles player in the country.  On the year the senior is 2-2, playing in the first position.  Jenna DeTurk currently sits at 3-1, playing on the third and fourth courts, and is the only Seawolves player with a winning singles mark.  Warren and DeTurk team up to form the nation's No. 13 doubles partnership; however, they have not seen time together during the dual meet season.  Warren and Carolyn Brooner have seen the top court action, going 2-2, while DeTurk has played with Clarisa Colling and Hannah Highsmith, combining to go 2-1.  Sonoma State faces Fresno Pacific University before hosting the Tars. 

Academy of Art:
The Urban Knights opened the year with three straight wins before falling to No. 4 Hawaii Pacific.  Art U responded though, defeating No. 22 UC San Diego, but dropped a match to Sunshine State Conference foe, and top-ranked, Barry last time out.  The Urban Knights put three players on the national singles rankings, highlighted by Monika Stanikova at No. 7.  The senior is 3-1, with two wins against nationally ranked competition, playing in the top position.  She is joined on the list by Alma Thell-Lenntorp at No. 34 and Klara Thell Lenntorp at 44.  Alma and Klara team up to form the No. 5 doubles partnership in the country.  The duo are 6-0 for Art U, playing in the first position.  Stanikova and Paula Alcantara are tabbed as the No. 23 doubles team in the country, and are 3-1 on the year, playing in the second and third positions. 

UP NEXT:
The Tars will take a week off after their travels before returning to the court on Wednesday, March 20 to take on Florida National.  First serve is set for 4 p.m. 

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