SAINT LEO, Fla. (February 17, 2009) – Rollins swept through doubles and won all but the top singles spot as the No. 15 Tars downed Saint Leo 8-1 in nonconference action Tuesday.
Rollins improved to 2-0 on the young season with the win while dropping Saint Leo to 0-5.
The 15th ranked doubles team of Margaret Junker and Kayli Ragsdale won the No. 1 doubles spot 8-3 over Lina Benkirane and Shaena Keefe. Holly Fleming and Roshni Luthra teamed to win the No. 2 position 8-4 over Gina Schifano and Taylor Cleaves while Stefaniya Tkach and Allie Steele teamed to take the No. 3 match 8-1 over Hannah Beard and Lara King.
In singles play, Benkirane bested Fleming 6-3, 6-3 in the top spot to score the Lions’ lone point. Luthra was a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Keefe at No. 2 while Tkach blanked Schifano 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3. Junker won at No. 4 over Cleaves 6-0, 6-0; Steele won No. 5 over King 6-3, 6-0 and Ragsdale took Beard 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6.
The Tars will be back in action on Friday, February 20th at home against Division I Stephen F. Austin. Competition is slated to begin at 3 p.m. at the Bert Martin Tennis Complex.