MELBOURNE, Fla. (February 17, 2009) – Rollins took a lead after doubles and won four singles matches as the 10th ranked Tars downed Florida Tech 6-3 in the Sunshine State Conference opener for both schools.
Neil Clausen and Gustavo Carvalho won 8-5 over Jonathan Hanna and Bradley Kirkham in the top doubles spot with Adrian Tan and Jeff Morris winning 8-5 over Noe Losmozos and Cody Hodes at No. 2. The team of Nick Rowlands and Bill Rockwood was turned back at No. 3 by the Panther’s James McLane and Michael Schmidt 8-4.
In singles play, the Tars (3-0, 1-0) won the top three seeds to pick up the dual match win. Tan won the No. 1 match 7-6, 7-6 over Losmozos with 10th ranked Clausen winning 6-1, 6-3 over Hanna at No. 2. Morris, the 35th ranked player in Division II, won 6-2, 6-1 over Kirkman at No. 3 while Carvalho won 6-4, 7-5 over D.J. Pate at No. 6.
Rollins will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 21 at top ranked Armstrong Atlantic. Play is slated to begin at 10 a.m.