Groetsch, Triki, Dreer Win Varner Titles

Fabian Groetsch won the Varner Flight A singles title Sunday. Teammates Ahmed Triki and Nico Dreer also won bracket titles. NCAA photo

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Fabian Groetsch won the Varner Memorial Invitational Flight A singles title, beating Lander's Vincent Verpeauz, 6-3, 6-2, in Sunday's final. Groetsch, a junior at Barry University, was one of three tournament champions in the three-day event hosted by Rollins College.

Barry's Ahmed Triki, a freshman from Tunis, Tunisia, won the Flight B championship, sophomore teammate Eduardo Alfonzo, 0-6, 6-2, 7-5, in a battle of Buccaneers. 

Bucs freshman Nico Dreer, an Albstadt, Germany, native, won the Flight C final in convincing fashion over Bethune-Cookman's Gilbert Rotich, 6-2, 6-3.

Barry's doubles team of Kevin Sielmann and Franco Echenique lost in the Flight B finals to Lander's duo of Paolo Fernandes and Verpeauz, 8-3.

Barry senior Leo Vivas was a 6-3, 6-1 winner over Rollins' Malte Christesen in the Flight A consolation. Echenique fell in the Flight B consolation, 6-4, 6-2, to Lander's Paolo Volpicelli.

The Bucs will compete in the Pembroke Lakes Invitational Oct. 19-21.


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