Men's Tennis Falls To Third-Ranked Argonauts

Emannuel Fraitzl won a big match at number four singles for the Bucs. Photo byJC Ridley.
WINTER PARK, Fla.—The Barry men’s tennis team stumbled against the third-ranked West Florida Argonauts 5-4 at the Bert Martin Tennis Complex in Winter Park, Fla., on Sunday.
 
The Bucs (7-2) grabbed a 2-1 lead after doubles. Ales Svigelj and Patrick Rittenauer defeated Eduardo Cavasotti and Carlos Zamora 8-5 at number one. West Florida’s Nicolas Barrientos and Patrick Batman evened thematch at number two with an 8-5 win over Emmanuel Fraitzl and Jakub Fejfar. At number three, Barry’s Andrew Sharnov and Roman Werschel defeated Luiz Bernardi and Jose Ycaza 9-7.
 
But the Argonauts (5-1) took four of the six singles, winning at the top two and bottom two flights. Cavasotti defeated Svigelj 7-6 (1), 6-1 at number one and Barrientos made it 3-2 UWF with a 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Werschel at number two.
 
Ritteanuer showed strong at number three with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Bernardi and Fraitzl put the Bucs back on top with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Zamora at number four.
 
But UWF’s Batman beat Fejfar 6-4, 6-3 at number six and Ycaza clinched the match with a 7-6 (5), 7-5 win over Sharnov at number five.
 
The Bucs return to Miami Shores, Fla., to face the Georgetown Hoyas on Monday.
 
 
Tennis Match Results
West Florida vs Barry
3/02/2008 at Winter Park, Fla.
(Bert Martin Tennis Complex)
 
#3 West Florida 5, #7 Barry 4
 
 Singles competition
1. #23 Eduardo Cavasotti (UWFM) def. Ales Svigelj (BUM) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
2. #17 Nicolas Barrientos (UWFM) def. #49 Roman Werschel (BUM) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
3. #12 Patrick Rittenauer (BUM) def. Luiz Bernardi (UWFM) 6-4, 6-3
4. Emmanuel Fraitzl (BUM) def. Carlos Zamora (UWFM) 6-1, 6-2
5. Jose Ycaza (UWFM) def. #43 Andrew Sharnov (BUM) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
6. Patrick Batman (UWFM) def. Jakub Fejfar (BUM) 6-4, 6-3
 
 Doubles competition
1. Ales Svigelj/Patrick Rittenauer (BUM) def. Eduardo Cavasotti/Carlos Zamora (UWFM) 8-5
2. Nicolas Barrientos/Patrick Batman (UWFM) def. Emmanuel Fraitzl/Jakub Fejfar (BUM) 8-5
3. Roman Werschel/Andrew Sharnov (BUM) def. Luiz Bernardi/Jose Ycaza (UWFM) 9-7
 
Match Notes:
West Florida 5-1; National ranking #3
Barry 7-2; National ranking #7

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