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Tars Jockeying for Position in SSC Standings

Tars Jockeying for Position in SSC Standings

MATCH-UP:
No. 43 Rollins (8-8, 2-4 SSC) vs. No. 14 Florida Southern (13-5, 4-3 SSC)
No. 43 Rollins (8-8, 2-4 SSC) vs. Eckerd (6-11, 0-7 SSC)
No. 43 Rollins (8-8, 2-4 SSC) vs. Temple (10-6, 0-3 AAC) 

WHERE:
FSC: Lakeland, Fla. – The Wynee Warden Tennis Center
EC: St. Petersburg, Fla. – Fred Bullard Courts
TU: Winter Park, Fla. – Bert Martin Tennis Complex 

WHEN:
FSC: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.
EC: Thursday, April 11, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.
TU: Saturday, April 13 – 10:30 a.m. 

COVERAGE:
FSC: Live Stats 

SET-UP:
The Tars continue their string of tough competition this week.  Rollins is coming off losses to No. 3 Saint Leo and No. 2 Barry last week, and sit eighth in the SSC, occupying the final postseason spot. The Tars will now try to turn their momentum around and get on a roll as we head toward the end of the regular season.  Rollins will start the week on the road with visits to Sunshine State Conference foes Florida Southern and Eckerd.  The Tars will then return home to celebrate senior day against Division I Temple over the weekend. 

WHO TO WATCH:
Rollins:
The Tars sit just below .500, at 45-47, overall in singles play.  Alexandra Borg, Ola Durzynski, and Savanna Fuller have each taken their turn in the first position for Rollins, with Borg securing the spot in recent matches.  The junior has tallied two wins over nationally ranked opposition.  Marie Debruyn has registered an 11-5 singles record on the season, going 1-0 in the fourth spot, 2-1 in the fifth, and 8-4 in the sixth, leading Rollins in wins.  Senior Teresa Kaiser has been a solid player for the Tars, earning a 9-6 overall record, including a 5-2 mark in the fifth position. Borg and Kaiser form the top doubles partnership for Rollins, going 7-4 in the number one spot, and earning a No. 35 National Doubles Ranking.  Borg and Durzynski teamed up for the first time this season against Barry, and downed the No. 18 pair in the country.  Fuller and Goldman have seen most of the second court action, going 6-4, while four separate teams have combined for an 8-8 record on the third doubles court. 

Florida Southern:
The Mocs are also coming off a defeat at the hands of the No. 2 Bucs, and have fallen in four of their last five matches.  Despite recent stumbles, Florida Southern still sits at No. 14 in the nation and fifth in the SSC.  Lorena Rionda leads the way for the Mocs, earning the No. 51 National Singles Ranking with a 12-4 overall record, going 1-0 in the number one spot and 11-4 in the second.  The senior has also picked up one win against ranked competition.  Selin Devrimci has seen most of the first court action for the Mocs, earning a 10-6 record on the year.  The Mocs have sent four doubles pairs to the first court, and have used 13 total partnerships while earning a 32-19 record in team play. 

Eckerd:
The Tritons picked up a shutout win over Ave Maria last time out, ending a four match losing streak.  Eckerd currently sits at the bottom of the SSC standings.  Taylor Selby leads the Tritons with a 7-6 record in the first position.  MaryAnn Aaron has also seen first court action, and is a combined 6-11 between the first and second spots.  Angelina Kossoff is tied for the team lead in wins, with Selby, going 7-7 in the fifth and sixth positions.  Selby and Aaron form the top doubles pair for Eckerd, going 7-6 overall in team play.  Overall, the Tritons are 17-34 in doubles action. 

Temple:
Division I Temple was shutout by Tulsa in American Athletic Conference action last time out.  The Owls host Drexel and La Salle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before heading south to face the Tars, as they prepare for the AAC Championships at the USTA National Campus.  Ruoyu Chen has seen first court action for the Owls, the freshman, from Shanghai, China, has made an immediate impact for Temple highlighting a class of five talented newcomers this season.  The team's lone senior, Alice Patch, teams up with sophomore Oyku Boz to play in the top doubles position. 

UP NEXT:
The Tars conclude the regular season with a pair of SSC contests.  Rollins hosts No. 47 Palm Beach Atlantic in a match that was delayed due to weather, then visit Tampa to close the campaign. 

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