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PREVIEW: Tars Face Difficult Non-Conference Slate in Las Vegas

PREVIEW: Tars Face Difficult Non-Conference Slate in Las Vegas

Rollins (6-4, 2-2 SSC) vs. Hawaii Hilo (2-2, 0-0 PacWest)
Rollins (6-4, 2-2 SSC) vs. No. 12 Midwestern State (2-4, 1-1 LSC)
Rollins (6-4, 2-2 SSC) vs. No. 7 St. Mary's (Texas) (8-0, 0-0 Heartland) 

UHH: Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 2:30 p.m. | Las Vegas, Nev.
MSU: Monday, March 12, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. | Las Vegas, Nev.
StMU: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. | Las Vegas, Nev.  

Rollins, the No. 8 team in the South Region, heads west for a Spring Break trip to Las Vegas, Nevada.  Rollins will play three matches in Sin City, two against nationally ranked foes.  The Tars open up with Hawaii Hilo before taking on No. 12 Midwestern State, and No. 7 St. Mary's (Texas). 

Alexandra Borg and Marie Debruyn each picked up wins against Stonehill to continue to pace the Tars in singles action.  Borg improves to 5-4 overall in singles play, going 1-0 in the first position, and 4-3 in the second.  Debruyn bumps her mark to 6-3 on the year, seeing playing time in the fifth and sixth courts.  Katie Dyson has seen her roll increase as the season has progressed, she stands at 2-1, and 1-1 in the third spot.  Fabiana Vitanza continues to see the top court action for the Tars. 

Rollins has used eight different teams to compile a 16-14 record in doubles play.  Borg and Vitanza team up to form the Tars number one doubles pair.  The duo is 4-4 on the year, all their matches have been in the first spot.  Dyson and Teresa Kaiser make a formidable partnership, as the two are undefeated, going 3-0 in the second position. 

Hawaii Hilo has started 2018 trading wins and losses, for a 2-2 overall mark.  Last time out the Vulcans fell to Hawaii Pacific, 7-2. 

Hawaii Hilo is led in singles action by the No. 38 player in the ITA's national rankings, Daniela Sanz.  So far Sanz has earned a 1-2 record in dual matches, with all her results coming out of the number one position.  Sara Marin and Carmelle Joyner have each registered 3-1 records in singles action.  Marin in the second and fourth positions, and Joyner in the third and fifth. 

The Vulcans are a combined 7-5 in doubles play this season.  Marin and Irena Le are 3-1 in the third spot to lead Hawaii Hilo.  Sanz and Devanshi Bhimjiyani has seen all of the top court action, going 2-2 so far this campaign. 

Midwestern State has started the year 2-4, but make the trip to Las Vegas on the back of a 7-2 win over Angelo State. 

The Mustangs are led in singles action by Daia Panforeva.  The senior ranks at No. 20 on the ITA National Singles Poll.  However, she lost her only dual match appearance on the year thus far.  Maddy Coffman, who has gone 5-1 in the first court for the Mustangs, has been tabbed as the No. 5 player in the South Central Region.  Bianca Duff is No. 8 in the regional poll. 

Duff and Coffman team up to form the No. 5 doubles team in the country.  The two are 1-1 together on the season, playing in the first position.  Greta Lazzarotto and Ashley Ramirez are 1-1 in the second spot, and ranked No. 5 in the region. 

St. Mary's has reeled off eight straight wins to start their 2018 campaign.  The Rattlers have to face Cameron and Hawaii Pacific before taking on the Tars. 

Kaylin Kruseman leads the Rattlers, holding the No. 48 singles ranking in the ITA National Poll.  The Houston, Texas native is a perfect 8-0 individually, with all her wins coming in the number one singles spot.  Ally Maciel, who joins Kruseman in the South Central Regional rankings, at No. 6, has compiled a 5-1 record on the third court. 

Kruseman ranks nationally in doubles as well, with partner Tyra Timm.  The No. 9 duo in the country, they are 7-0 in the number one doubles spot so far in 2018.  Maciel and Alex Corder, who are ranked No. 4 regionally, are 6-0 on the year, having seen action in all three doubles spots.

Rollins will return home for a pair of non-conference matches.  First the Tars will take on West Virginia State, followed by duel with Southeastern Oklahoma. 

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