Men's Tennis Cruises Over Flagler

Men's Tennis Cruises Over Flagler
Christoph Gayer won at number five singles and three doubles to clinch the victory. Photo by JC Ridley.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The seventh-ranked Barry University Buccaneers defeated the Flagler College Saints 8-1 in men’s tennis action at the Buccaneer Tennis Center on Saturday.

The Bucs (10-3), playing without three of their top four singles players, used a revamped lineup to dominate the Saints (6-7).

The Bucs led 2-1 after doubles. Patrick Rittenauer and Emmanuel Fraitzl handled David Cotrone and Harry Snoxell 8-4 at the top flight and Manuel Lauter and Christoph Gayer, matched that with an 8-4 win over Jeremy Lamande and Cody Gordon at number three. Aaron Haines and Kyle Maloof picked up the only point for the Saints by beating Jakub Fejfar and Andrew Sharnov 8-5 at number two.

In singles, the Bucs were without Rittenauer, Ales Svigelj, and Roman Werschel, but the revamped lineup pulled together and swept the Saints.

Forty-third ranked Sharnov held onto the top spot over Cotrone 7-5, 6-1. Fraitzl took the second flight 6-2, 6-1 over Haines and Lauter made it official with win over Lamande when the latter was force to retire down 6-2, 2-1.

Gayer and Marcello D’Armas posted wins at five and six respectively in straight sets. Fejfar completed the scoring with a three-set 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 win over Snoxell at number four.

The Bucs play host to the third-ranked Lynn Fighting Knights on Tuesday, Mar. 18.

Tennis Match Results
Flagler vs Barry
3/15/2008 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)

#7 Barry 8, Flagler 1

Singles competition
1. #43 Andrew Sharnov (BUM) def. David Cotrone (FCM) 7-5, 6-1
2. Emmanuel Fraitzl (BUM) def. Aaron Haines (FCM) 6-2, 6-1
3. Manuel Lauter (BUM) def. Jeremy Lamande (FCM) 6-2, 2-1, retired
4. Jakub Fejfar (BUM) def. Harry Snoxell (FCM) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
5. Christoph Gayer (BUM) def. Kyle Maloof (FCM) 6-0, 6-3
6. Marcello D'Armas (BUM) def. Cody Gordon (FCM) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Patrick Rittenauer/Emmanuel Fraitzl (BUM) def. David Cotrone/Harry Snoxell (FCM) 8-4
2. Aaron Haines/Kyle Maloof (FCM) def. Jakub Fejfar/Andrew Sharnov (BUM) 8-5
3. Manuel Lauter/Christoph Gayer (BUM) def. Jeremy Lamande/Cody Gordon (FCM) 8-4

Match Notes:
Flagler 6-7
Barry 10-3; National ranking #7