ST. LEO, Fla. – After two consecutive rainouts to start the 2008 season, the Barry University men’s tennis team (1-0, 1-0) blanked the Saint Leo Lions (0-4, 0-2 SSC) 9-0 in Sunshine State Conference action on Saturday afternoon.
Returners Andrew Sharnov and Manuel Lauter teamed together at the doubles second flight for an 8-1 win over Saint Leo’s Pablo Chavez and Ali El Naamani. The Buccaneers picked up two more wins in doubles with an 8-4 win at the top flight and an 8-6 win at the bottom flight.
In singles action, the Lions’ Saif Noorsumar retired after being down 6-0, 4-0 at #3 singles to give Lauter the win and Barry an early 4-0 lead. Newcomer Emmanuel Fraitzl picked up a 6-2, 6-2 win over Saint Leo’s Pablo Chavez at the top flight to secure the match, while Christoph Gayer cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win in the fourth flight over Naamani. After splitting sets at the bottom flight, Barry’s David Barragan won the super tiebreaker 10-5 over SLU’s Diego Timoteo to end the match.
The Buccaneers will return to action on Sunday, Feb. 17 in St. Petersburg, Fla. taking on the Eckerd Tritons at 11 am.
Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Saint Leo
2/16/08 at Saint Leo, Fla.
Barry 9, Saint Leo 0
1. Emmanuel Fraitzl (BUM) def. Pablo Chavez (SLM) 6-2, 6-2
2. Jakub Fejfar (BUM) def. Brandon Stacey (SLM) 6-3, 6-4
3. Manuel Lauter (BUM) def. Saif Noorsumar (SLM) 6-0, 4-0, retired
4. Christoph Gayer (BUM) def. Ali El Naamani (SLM) 6-0, 6-1
5. Marcello D'Armas (BUM) def. Michael DelPriore (SLM) 6-0, 6-2
6. David Barragan (BUM) def. Diego Timoteo (SLM) 4-6, 6-4, 10-5
1. Jakub Fejfar/Emmanuel Fraitzl (BUM) def. Brandon Stacey/Saif Noorsumar (SLM) 8-4
2. Andrew Sharnov/Manuel Lauter (BUM) def. Pablo Chavez/Ali El Naamani (SLM) 8-1
3. Marcello D'Armas/David Barragan (BUM) def. Michael DelPriore/Diego Timoteo (SLM) 8-6
Barry 1-0 (1-0)
Saint Leo 0-4 (0-2)