Men's Tennis Sweeps Florida Southern

Men's Tennis Sweeps Florida Southern
Eduardo Alfonzo cruised in his singles match, and picked up a doubles win with Alejandro Andino. Photo by Joel Auerbach

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Barry University's No. 4-ranked men's tennis team beat No. 22 Florida Southern College, 9-0, Sunday to complete a two-win weekend road trip.

The Buccaneers (4-0, 3-0 SSC) are halfway through the conference season with no blemishes. Sunday, the Bucs were tested in three first-set singles matches before winning the tiebreaker and pulling away in the second set.

Renato Lombardi survived a 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 No. 2 singles win over Benoit Paradis. Leo Vivas overcame Vladimir Barabash, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 at No. 4 singles. Alejandro Andino outlasted Carl Lundberg, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, at No. 6 singles.

Romain Costamagna got past Nathan Leavitt, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 3 singles. Max Wimmer beat Emmanuel Luber, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 1 singles. Eduardo Alfonzo breezed by Robbie Palmiotto, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 5.

Wimmer and Vivas defeated Luber and Paradis, 8-1, at No. 1 doubles. Ollie Lemaitre and Costamagna picked up an 8-4 victory over Leavitt and Barabash at No. 2 pairs. Lombardi and Alfonzo paired together for an 8-3 No. 3 doubles win over Lundberg and Palmiotto.

The Buccaneers will host Eckerd Saturday at 10 a.m. at Buccaneer Tennis Center. Barry will host Saint Leo at noon Sunday. All fans in attendance will receive free burgers and hot dogs.


#4 Barry 9, #22 Florida Southern 0
02-17-13 at Lakeland, FL

Singles competition
1. Max Wimmer (BUM) def. Emmanuel Luber (FSM) 6-1, 6-4
2. Renato Lombardi (BUM) def. Benoit Paradis (FSM) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
3. Romain Costamagna (BUM) def. Nathan Leavitt (FSM) 6-3, 7-5
4. Leo Vivas (BUM) def. Vladimir Barabash (FSM) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4
5. Eduardo Alfonzo (BUM) def. Robbie Palmiotto (FSM) 6-1, 6-0
6. Alejandro Andino (BUM) def. Carl Lundberg (FSM) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3




Doubles competition
1. Max Wimmer/Leo Vivas (BUM) def. Emmanuel Luber/Benoit Paradis (FSM) 8-1
2. Ollie Lemaitre/Romain Costamagna (BUM) def. Nathan Leavitt/Vladimir Barabash (FSM) 8-4
3. Renato Lombardi/Eduardo Alfonzo (BUM) def. Carl Lundberg/Robbie Palmiotto (FSM) 8-3




Match Notes
Barry 4-0, 3-0 SSC; National ranking #4; Regional ranking #3
Florida Southern 3-3, 1-2 SSC; National ranking #22; Regional ranking #7