The Rollins Men’s Tennis team had a full load of matches this week beginning on Wednesday, March 16 at 3 p.m., when it faced off against Auburn-Montgomery.
Winning doubles were Jason Alabaster ‘14 and Nick Rowlands ‘12, who defeated the top player for Auburn-Montgomery. Sebastian Hafner ‘12 and David Yawalkar ‘13, also won doubles with a powerful 8-2 victory.
Wins in singles were achieved by Jeff Morris ‘11 and Hafner. Hafner defeated the fourth-best singles player for Auburn-Montgomery. Despite the great performances put up by the Tars, Auburn-Montgomery downed them 5-4.
On Friday, March 18, the Tars took to the courts again, this time against Puerto Rico’s Mayaguez. Doubles were a blowout for the Tars.
Morris and Arturo Baravalle ‘11 teamed to down Andres Irizarry and Hector Irizarry 8-4 in the fi rst match. Alabaster and Rowlands defeated Fernando Herrerro and Juan C. Monserrate 8-3 in the second match. Hafner and Yawalker won the third match against Luis Colon and Phillip Rivera, 8-1.
Singles matches were also successful for the Tars. Jeff Morris, Arturo Baravalle, Sebastian Hafner, Jason Alabaster and Nick Nieto ‘14 all won the fi rst two matches of their series. Overall, the Tars downed the visiting Puerto Rico Mayaguez 8-1, improving their record.
On the morning of Saturday, March 19, the Tars took on the Eckerd College Tritons.
Jeff Morris and Arturo Baravalle defeated Ben Maxwell and Hisa Sato 8-1 in the first doubles match.
Jason Alabaster and Nick Rowlands beat Adam Hopkins and Dylan Radazzo 8-5 during match number two. During the third match, Sebastian Hafner and David Yawalker beat Erik Thunberg and Aaron Kleefi eld 8-2. The Tars were perfect in doubles play for the second straight match.
The singles matches were also played successfully, with Jeff Morris, Arturo Baravalle, Sebastian Hafner, David Yawalker, and Jason Alabaster all winning in the fi rst two games of their series. The Tars improved their record to 9-5 and 2-0 in the SSC.