Men's Tennis Weathers Storm to Beat Tars

Men's Tennis Weathers Storm to Beat Tars
Patrick Rittenauer returned to the singles lineup to help lead the Bucs over the Tars. Photo by Glauco Fizzera.
WINTER PARK, Fla.—The seventh-ranked Barry Buccaneers floated past the tenth-ranked Rollins Tars 7-2 at the Bert Martin Tennis Complex on Saturday.
The Bucs (7-1, 4-0 SSC) swept through the doubles. Ales Svigelj and Patrick Rittenauer knocked off the 13th-ranked duo of Brian Compton and Jonathan Gomez 8-5 at number one, while Jakub Fejfar and Emmanuel Fraitzl defeated Gustavo Carvalho and Pablo Seijo by the same score. At number three, Andrew Sharnov and Roman Werschel made it a clean sweep with an 8-2 win over Adrian Tan and Bill Rockwood.
Singles proved to be much harder sailing for the Bucs, however. Manuel Lauter quickly made it 4-0 Barry with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Austin Duvall at number six. But every other flight went to three sets.
The Tars (4-2, 1-1 SSC) took home their only two points at the top two flights. Compton defeated Svigelj 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 at number one, while Gomez took out Weschel 7-5, 2-6, 6-0 at number two.
At number three, the Bucs were bolstered by the return of Rittenauer, who had yet to play a singles match this year. He rebounded from a first-set loss to beat Tan 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to clinch the match for the Bucs. Sharnov and Fejfar added third-set wins to complete the match.
The Bucs will face off against third-ranked West Florida at Rollins’ courts on Sunday, Mar. 2, before returning home on Monday to take on the Georgetown Hoyas.
Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Rollins
03/01/2008 at Winter Park, Fla.
(Bert Martin Tennis Complex)
#7 Barry 7, #10 Rollins 2
 Singles competition
1. #45 Brian Compton (RCM) def. Ales Svigelj (BUM) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
2. #48 Jonathan Gomez (RCM) def. #49 Roman Werschel (BUM) 7-5, 2-6, 6-0
3. #12 Patrick Rittenauer (BUM) def. Adrian Tan (RCM) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
4. #43 Andrew Sharnov (BUM) def. Pablo Seijo (RCM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
5. Jakub Fejfar (BUM) def. Gustavo Carvalho (RCM) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
6. Manuel Lauter (BUM) def. Austin Duvall (RCM) 6-0, 6-3
 Doubles competition
1. Ales Svigelj/Patrick Rittenauer (BUM) def. #13 Brian Compton/Jonathan Gomez (RCM) 8-5
2. Jakub Fejfar/Emmanuel Fraitzl (BUM) def. Gustavo Carvalho/Pablo Seijo (RCM) 8-5
3. Andrew Sharnov/Roman Werschel (BUM) def. Adrian Tan/Bill Rockwood (RCM) 8-2
Match Notes:
Barry 7-1, 4-0 SSC; National ranking #7
Rollins 4-2, 1-1 SSC; National ranking #10
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