Men's Tennis Wraps Up Regular Season with 19th Win

In four seasons, Roman Werschel has racked up a 53-22 singles record. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.— The Barry University men’s tennis team capped off the regular season on Monday afternoon by blanking cross-town rival St. Thomas 9-0.
 
In doubles action, Emanuel Fraitzl and Roman Werschel defeated Adrian Escarte and Fredrico Acevedo 8-5. At the number two spot, Sergio Velez and Jakub Fejfar beat Jeremy Bache and William Fountain 8-1. In number three doubles, Marcello D’Armas and David Barrigan downed Andrew Rifkin and Ricardo Marguez 8-2.
 
In singles action, Werschel earned the win at the number one spot, beating Adrian Escarte 6-1, 7-6 (7-2). At number two, Fraitzl beat Bache 6-3, 6-3. Fejfar took the number three spot by beating Fountain 6-3, 7-5. At the four spot, Velez beat Rifkin 6-2, 6-1. In number five singles, D’Armas beat Kenneth Evans 6-2, 6-2. David Barrigan finished the sweep for the Bucs, beating Acevedo 6-3, 6-1 in the six spot.
 
The Bucs celebrated Senior Day prior to the match, honoring three year letter winner Roman Werschel. In three seasons, Werschel has racked up a 35-20 singles record and a 39-28 record in doubles. This year, Werschel finished the regular season with an 18-2 singles record, one of the best in school history.
 
The Bucs will return to action on Thursday, April 16 in the SSC tournament, hosted by Lynn University.
 
Tennis Match Results
St. Thomas vs Barry
04/06/09 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
 
#1 Barry 9, St. Thomas 0
 
 Singles competition
1. Roman Werschel (BUM) def. Adrian Escarte (STM) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
2. Emanuel Fraitzl (BUM) def. Jeremy Bache (STM) 6-3, 6-3
3. Jakub Fejfar (BUM) def. William Fountain (STM) 6-3, 7-5
4. Sergio Velez (BUM) def. Andrew Rifkin (STM) 6-2, 6-1
5. Marcello D'Armas (BUM) def. Kenneth Evans (STM) 6-2, 6-2
6. David Barragan (BUM) def. Fredrico Acevedo (STM) 6-3, 6-1
 
 Doubles competition
1. Emanuel Fraitzl/Roman Werschel (BUM) def. Adrian Escarte/Fredrico Acevedo (STM) 8-5
2. Sergio Velez/Jakub Fejfar (BUM) def. Jeremy Bache/William Fountain (STM) 8-1
3. Marcello D'Armas/David Barragan (BUM) def. Andrew Rifkin/Ricardo Marguez (STM) 8-2
 
Match Notes:
St. Thomas 6-8
Barry 19-2; National ranking #1

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