Men's Tennis Beats Concordia To Move To Fourth-Straight National Championship

Emanuel Fraitzl's 6-2, 3-6, 5-2 win at No. 1 clinched the Buccaneers' fourth-straight appearance in the NCAA Championship match. Photo by Lance Thomas
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS— The fifth-ranked Barry University men’s tennis team went up 3-0 in doubles and held on to beat the #3 Concordia Clippers to move onto their fourth-straight NCAA National Championship match tomorrow at 9:00 am.
 
The win over the Clippers in the semifinals is the second in as many years for the Buccaneers in the national tournament. Last season, Barry downed Concordia 5-0 to move to the national championship.
 
In doubles action, the Bucs took three points to take a huge advantage heading into singles. At flight two, the incredible play of #35 Marco Mokrzycki and Quentin Vachez continued as the Bucs broke the Clippers twice to take an 8-4 win over the #28 team of Tamas Dobrotka and Geza Bazula.
 
Moments later, Sergio Velez and Ollie Lemaitre took an 8-4 win at No. 3, beating Andreas Lindell and David Tisserand. The Bucs took four of the final five games to take the win.
 
Barry stayed perfect in doubles when the fifth-ranked team of Emanuel Fraitzl and Max Wimmer downed #7 Andrey Boldarev and DanielePiludu 8-5 at the top flight. The Bucs went up 3-0 before Concordia took two straight. The Bucs were strong down the stretch, breaking the Clippers in game nine to help them to the win.
 
In singles action, the Bucs struck first at the third flight where Mokrzycki beat Bazula in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
 
Concordia struck back, taking two points, to go down 4-2, at singles four and five. At No. 4, Tisserand beat Velez 6-3, 6-3. At No. 5, Dobrotka beat Lemaitre 7-5, 6-3.
 
The race for the final point came down to flights one, two and six. At No. 1, Emanuel Friatzl was in his third set against #9 Boldarev. Wimmer was in his second set against #27 Piludu at No. 2, and Romain Costamagna was in his third set at No. 6 with Lindell.
 
It would be senior captain Fraitzl, however, that took the winning point. Fraitzl moved on to take the third set 5-2, winning 6-2, 3-6, 5-2.
 
Wimmer and Costamagna’s matches went unfinished. After going down 4-0 in his first set and storming back to win it 7-5, Wimmer was up 5-0 in his second set against #27 Piludu when the match ended. Costamagna took the first set 6-1, dropped the second 7-6 (8-6), and was tied 6-6 in the third.
 
With the win, the Bucs move on to the national championship match tomorrow against a familiar opponent in the second-ranked Valdosta State Blazers. Last season, the men’s tennis team won their first-ever national championship in a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Blazers.
 
Stay tuned to the Buccaneer Athletic website for more information on tomorrow’s match, which takes place at 9:00 am at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Fans who can’t attend can watch the action via live video streaming, can follow live stats, and the Buccaneer Championship Blog.
 
Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Concordia
05/13/11 at Altamonte Springs, Fla.
(Sanlando Park)

#5 Barry 5, #3 Concordia 2

Singles competition
1. #4 Emanuel Fraitzl (BUM) def. #9 BOLDAREV, Andrey (CNDMT11) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
2. #27 PILUDU, Daniele (CNDMT11) vs. #25 Max Wimmer (BUM) 5-7, 0-5, unfinished
3. #30 Marco Mokrzycki (BUM) def. BAZULA, Geza (CNDMT11) 6-2, 6-2
4. TISSERAND, David (CNDMT11) def. Sergio Velez (BUM) 6-3, 6-3
5. DOBROTKA, Tamas (CNDMT11) def. Ollie Lemaitre (BUM) 7-5, 6-2
6. LINDELL, Andreas (CNDMT11) vs. Romain Costamagna (BUM) 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-6, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. #5 Emanuel Fraitzl/Max Wimmer (BUM) def. #7 BOLDAREV, Andrey/PILUDU, Daniele (CNDMT11) 8-6
2. #35 Marco Mokrzycki/Quentin Vachez (BUM) def. #28 DOBROTKA, Tamas/BAZULA, Geza (CNDMT11) 8-4
3. Sergio Velez/Ollie Lemaitre (BUM) def. LINDELL, Andreas/TISSERAND, David (CNDMT11) 8-4

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,5,4,1)
NCAA Division II Tennis Championships
Semifinal Round
Match 26
Barry advances to National Championship match

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