The Rollins Women’s Tennis team competed in two competitive matches during this past week.
On Wednesday, March 16, the Tars squared off against Auburn-Montgomery. In doubles play, 24th-ranked Margaret Junker ‘11 and Kayli Ragsdale ‘11 fell 8-2 to fourth-ranked Ana Veselinovic and Morgane Zowzak in the No. 1 match. Ashley Rosenberg ‘13 and Lisa Loft ‘13 lost 8-3 to Kveta Hajkova and Alina Tseplukhova. The Tars scored a point in the third match by default.
In the first singles match, 26th-ranked Roshni Luthra ‘11 fell to third-ranked Ana Veselinovic 6-1, 6-0. Junker lost to 26th-ranked Morgane Zowzak 6-1, 6-3. Loft lost No. 3 match to 27th-ranked Kveta Hajkova 6-3, 6-4. Stefaniya Tkach ‘11 upset 15th-ranked Alina Tseplukhova 6-3, 7-6(4) in the No. 4 match. Rollins also took the fifth and sixth matches by default.
After the game, the Tars record dropped to 10-3, and their National Ranking to 10.
On Thursday, March 17, the Tars took to the courts at Martin Tennis Complex once again against the UT-Chatt anooga Mocs.
Rollins (11-3) started with wins in the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Junker and Ragsdale won the No. 1 match 8-6 over Alexa Flynn and Emily Hangstefer. Allie Steele ‘11 and Luthra teamed to win the No. 3 match over Diana Zora and Annie Green, 8-4.
Junker topped Flynn 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 2 singles match, and Loft won the No. 3 match 6-2, 6-2. Stefania Tkach defeated Shiana Singh 6-3, 6-2 during the No. 4 match, while Mariana Salvador ‘14 took Diana Zora 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 6 match.
The Tars won the match 6-3 and sent the Mocs back home empty handed. In the end, they improved their record to 11-3 and remain nationally ranked at No. 10.