TAMPA, Fla. (March 1, 2009) – Rollins picked up their second Sunshine State Conference shutout in as many days as the 15th ranked Tars beat Tampa 9-0 Sunday morning.
Rollins stays perfect on the year and improves to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in conference play while Tampa falls to 0-9, 0-4 SSC.
In the top doubles flight, No. 15 Margaret Junker and Kayli Ragsdale held their ranking with an 8-0 win over Lauren Holt and Alexandra Arnold. Roshni Luthra and Holly Fleming took Kourtney Stark and Claire Runge 8-6 at No. 2 while Stefaniya Tkach and Allie Steele downed Victoria Bell and Emily Kennedy 8-3 in the No. 3 match.
Rollins was just as impressive in singles play, winning all but one match in straight sets.
Luthra took Holt 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and Fleming downed Stark 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 2 match. In the No. 3 slot, Tkach took the first set over Bell 6-1, but fell 3-6 in the second. Tkach won the point for Rollins with a 6-4 third set winner.
Junker downed Rundge 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4, Ragsdale was a 6-3, 6-0 winner at No. 5 and Bradleigh Lore won 6-0, 6-1 over Lisa Montgomery at No. 6.
After playing back to back matches over the weekend, Rollins will take Monday off before hosting a pair on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Tars will welcome Lake Superior State on Tuesday and No. 9 California (Pa.) on Wednesday with both matches slated to start at 3:30 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
Rollins vs Tampa
03/01/09 at Tampa, Fla.
#15 Rollins 9, Tampa 0
1. Roshni Luthra (RC) def. Lauren Holt (UTW) 6-2, 6-2
2. Holly Fleming (RC) def. Kourtney Stark (UTW) 6-4, 6-3
3. Stefaniya Tkach (RC) def. Victoria Bell (UTW) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
4. Margaret Junker (RC) def. Claire Runge (UTW) 6-1, 6-0
5. Kayli Ragsdale (RC) def. Ally Wooten (UTW) 6-3, 6-0
6. Bradleigh Lore (RC) def. Lisa Montgomery (UTW) 6-0, 6-1
1. #15 Margaret Junker/Kayli Ragsdale (RC) def. Lauren Holt/Alexandra Arnold (UTW) 8-0
2. Roshni Luthra/Holly Fleming (RC) def. Kourtney Stark/Claire Runge (UTW) 8-6
3. Stefaniya Tkach/Allie Steele (RC) def. Victoria Bell/Emily Kennedy (UTW) 8-3
Rollins 6-0, 3-0 SSC; National ranking #15
Tampa 0-9, 0-4 SSC