Men's Tennis Advances to Regional Final

Men's Tennis Advances to Regional Final
Manuel Lauter won both matches to lead the Buccaneers over the Sailfish. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The top-seeded Barry Buccaneers advanced to the final of the NCAA Division II Southeast Region-I Men’s Tennis Tournament with a 6-0 victory over the eighth-seed Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish on Thursday at the Buccaneer Tennis Center.
The Buccaneers (18-4) grabbed a 3-0 lead after doubles. The Bucs’ number two team of Andrew Sharnov and Roman Werschel cruised quickly through Paul Segodo and Frankie Moulton 8-1. At number one, Patrick Rittenauer and Ales Svigelj made it 2-0 Barry with an 8-4 win over Brock Newton and John Tilton. At number three, Barry’s Christoph Gayer and Manuel Lauter went up 7-3 and held on for an 8-6 win over James Buerkle Lukas Columbo.
In the singles, the Bucs took the first set from the Sailfish (17-8) at five of the six flights. Werschel quickly disposed of Moulton at number three singles 6-1, 6-2 to put the Bucs on the brink. Then Lauter and Jakub Fejfar  both completed their matches within seconds of each other to make the final score 6-0. Lauter defeated Buerkle at number five 6-1, 6-0, while Fejfar knocked off Tilton 6-0, 6-1 at number four.
The Bucs will face the winner of the Rollins/Tusculum match at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 9 in the finals.
Tennis Match Results
Palm Beach Atlantic vs Barry
5/08/2008 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
#5 Barry 6, #40 Palm Beach Atlantic 0
 Singles competition
1. #15 Patrick Rittenauer (BUM) vs. #23 Brock Newton (PBAM) 6-4, 3-1, unfinished
2. #18 Ales Svigelj (BUM) vs. Paul Segodo (PBAM) 5-5, unfinished
3. Roman Werschel (BUM) def. Frankie Moulton (PBAM) 6-1, 6-2
4. Jakub Fejfar (BUM) def. John Tilton (PBAM) 6-0, 6-1
5. Manuel Lauter (BUM) def. James Buerkle (PBAM) 6-1, 6-0
6. Christoph Gayer (BUM) vs. Tyler Dealy (PBAM) 6-0, 5-1, unfinished
 Doubles competition
1. #5 Patrick Rittenauer/Ales Svigelj (BUM) def. Brock Newton/John Tilton (PBAM) 8-4
2. Andrew Sharnov/Roman Werschel (BUM) def. Paul Segodo/Frankie Moulton (PBAM) 8-1
3. Christoph Gayer/Manuel Lauter (BUM) def. James Buerkle/Lukas Colombo (PBAM) 8-6
Match Notes:
Palm Beach Atlantic 17-8; National ranking #40
Barry 18-4; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (,3,5,4)
Barry advances to the regional final on Friday, May 9 at 2:00 pm
Official: Cecil Wise