LAKELAND, FL - Brian Pham and Tim Becker earned the upset in doubles on Wednesday afternoon but could not prevent Rollins from winning 6-1 over Florida Southern College men's tennis on Senior Day at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. The No. 35 Moccasins (9-12, 3-5 SSC) held strong in doubles but could not hold off a potent singles rotation from the No. 10 Tars (16-5, 5-3 SSC). Pham and Becker paired in the No. 1 doubles flight in their 7-6 upset over No. 9 Ziad Melhaoui and Andrea Brignacca, winning a 7-5 tiebreaker.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
|1. #16 Nicolo De Fraia (RCM) def. Tim Becker (FSCM) 6-2, 6-1|
|2. Guillermo Nicolas (RCM) def. Brandon Pham (FSCM) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4|
|3. Gai Feigin (RCM) def. Valentin Hertweck (FSCM) 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-5)|
|4. Atakan Gezer (RCM) def. Lennart Vossgaetter (FSCM) 6-1, 6-1|
|5. Andrea Brignacca (RCM) def. Brian Pham (FSCM) 6-2, 6-1|
|6. Cody Gubin (RCM) def. Oscar Sohl (FSCM) 6-1, 4-6, 3-2, retired|
|1. Tim Becker/Brian Pham (FSCM) def. #9 Ziad Melhaoui/Andrea Brignacca (RCM) 7-6 (7-5)|
|2. Nicolo De Fraia/Frederick Danielson (RCM) def. Valentin Hertweck/Brandon Pham (FSCM) 6-3|
|3. Victor Ahlbeck/Oscar Sohl (FSCM) def. Guillermo Nicolas/Atakan Gezer (RCM) 7-5|
|Rollins 16-5, 5-3 SSC; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #9|
|Florida Southern 9-12, 3-5 SSC; National ranking #35|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,5,1,2,3)|
The Moccasins will participate in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament next weekend at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. Florida Southern's opponent will be released by the conference on Thursday, with the quarterfinal match taking place next Friday at a time to be determined.