LAKELAND, Fla. (April 20, 2012) - Down after doubles and halted Thursday due to rain, Rollins picked up Friday and came back to beat Nova Southeastern 5-3 in the Florida Blue Sunshine State Conference Championship quarterfinals.
After a break, the fourth-seed Tars will be back on the court at 2 p.m. Friday in the semifinals against top-seed Barry.
NSU (7-14) came back with two quick points before the rains came. Ashley Rosenberg and Mariana Salvador fell to Dominique Wimmer and Charlotte Cote 8-6 in the No. 2 match while Elissa DeCampli and Callie Whitlock fell to Daria Burobina and Bianca Roberts 9-7 at No. 3.
The match was then suspended for nearly 24 hours and moved to Florida Southern.
The Tars tied the score after Salvador blanked Roberts 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 3 match and Ragsdale scored a 6-2, 7-5 win over Lavalli at No. 6.
In the top match, 46th-ranked Loft fell to 27th-ranked Johansson 6-4, 6-3 to give the Sharks their third point. Rollins then sealed the win as Rosenberg completed a 7-5, 6-1 win over 44th-ranked Wimmer at No. 2 and Whitlock beat Daria Burobina 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 at No. 4.
The win avenges a Tars loss to the Sharks earlier in the season.
Nova Southeastern vs Rollins
4/20/12 at Lakeland, Fla.
#12 Rollins 5, #18 Nova Southeastern 3
1. #27 Alexandra Johansson (NSW) def. #46 Lisa Loft (RC) 6-4, 6-3
2. Ashley Rosenberg (RC) def. #44 Dominique Wimmer (NSW) 7-5, 6-1
3. Mariana Salvador (RC) def. Bianca Roberts (NSW) 6-0, 6-0
4. Callie Whitlock (RC) def. Daria Burobina (NSW) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
5. Elissa DeCampli (RC) vs. Charlotte Cote (NSW) 4-6, 6-4, 1-2, unfinished
6. Kayli Ragsdale (RC) def. Austin Lavallii (NSW) 6-2, 7-5
1. Kayli Ragsdale/Lisa Loft (RC) def. #22 Alexandra Johansson/Austin Lavallii (NSW) 8-3
2. Dominique Wimmer/Charlotte Cote (NSW) def. Ashley Rosenberg/Mariana Salvador (RC) 8-6
3. Daria Burobina/Bianca Roberts (NSW) def. Elissa DeCampli/Callie Whitlock (RC) 9-7
Nova Southeastern 7-14; National ranking #18; Regional ranking #6
Rollins 12-9; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,6,1,2,4)
Florida Blue SSC Championships quarterfinals
Continuation of suspended match from 4-19-12, moved to Florida Southern