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Rollins College Men Team News
No. 10 Rollins Stifled by Top Ranked Armstrong
Tuesday, 02/24/2009

SAVANNAH, Ga. (February 21, 2009) – The nation’s number one team lived up to their standing Saturday as top ranked Armstrong Atlantic bested No. 10 Rollins 8-1 in Savannah.

Nick Rowlands as a bright spot for Rollins (3-1), scoring a 6-0, 6-1 upset win over 21st ranked Tim Johannsen.

The Tars dropped each of the three singles matches in straight sets. Eighth ranked Rafael Array and Johannsen downed Gustavo Carvalho and Neil Clausen 8-4 in the top spot while Paul Bishop and Mikk Irdoja beat Jeff Morris and Adrian Tan 8-2 at No. 2. AASU completed the sweep at No. 3 with Edualdo Bonet and Paul Fitzgerald taking Bill Rockwood and Rowlands 8-3.

Top ranked Bonet beat Tan 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles spot with 11th ranked Bishop taking 27th ranked Clausen 4-6, 2-0, ret. Irdoja was a 6-1, 6-0 winner over 35th ranked Morris at No. 3, 37th ranked array beat Rockwood 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4 and Fitzgerald downed Carvalho 6-2, 6-0 at No. 6.

Rollins will be back in action on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Embry-Riddle.



Tennis Match Results
Rollins vs Armstrong Atlantic
02/21/09 at Savannah, Ga.

#1 Armstrong Atlantic 8, #10 Rollins 1

 Singles competition
1. #1 Edualdo Bonet (AASU) def. Adrian Tan (ROLLINS) 6-3, 6-2
2. #11 Paul Bishop (AASU) def. #27 Neil Clausen (ROLLINS) 6-4, 2-0, retired
3. Mikk Irdoja (AASU) def. #35 Jeff Morris (ROLLINS) 6-1, 6-0
4. #37 Rafael Array (AASU) def. Bill Rockwood (ROLLINS) 6-4, 6-3
5. Nick Rowlands (ROLLINS) def. #21 Tim Johannsen (AASU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Paul Fitzgerald (AASU) def. Gustavo Carvalho (ROLLINS) 6-2, 6-0

 Doubles competition
1. #8 Rafael Array/Tim Johannsen (AASU) def. Gustavo Carvalho/Neil Clausen (ROLLINS) 8-4
2. Paul Bishop/Mikk Irdoja (AASU) def. Jeff Morris/Adrian Tan (ROLLINS) 8-2
3. Edualdo Bonet/Paul Fitzgerald (AASU) def. Bill Rockwood/Nick Rowlands (ROLLINS) 8-3

Match Notes:
Rollins 3-1; National ranking #10
Armstrong Atlantic 6-0; National ranking #1
T-3:30  A-50  
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