JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis team kept its perfect season in tact with a 4-3 win over NCAA Division I North Florida Sunday.
The Buccaneers (4-0) won two of the three doubles match to take the pairs point. Freshmen Elisabeth Abanda and Emma Onila kept rolling at No. 1 doubles with an 8-4 win over Lorena Aviles and Melanie Aguirre. Barry's Kimmy Twelker and Linda Fritschken defeated Rebecca Pereira and Taylor Hollander, 8-6, at No. 2.
North Florida's Simona Weymar and Mariella Calderon defeated Akemi Maehama and Karina Goia, 8-4, at the No. 3 flight.
"It was a good win for the girls today," Bucs assistant coach Maria Lopez said. "They have been working hard, and today they had a chance to prove themselves on the court on a tough day. It was tough conditions -- windy and really cold. They really competed well in each match. I am excited to watch them get better with each match we play."
Aviles defeated Abanda, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1 singles. Fritschken, ranked No. 19 in NCAA Division II, beat Weymar, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1, at No. 2. Onila defeated Marina Cunningham, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 3. Aguirre handed Maehama her first dual match loss in her three-year Bucs career, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 4. Goia breezed by Pereira, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 5. Hollander won by default over Twelker, who retired with an injury, at No. 6 singles.
The Buccaneers host Eckerd at 10 a.m. Saturday at Buccaneer Tennis Center. The Bucs will host Saint Leo at 9 a.m. Sunday.
|1. Lorena Aviles (UNF) def. Elisabeth Abanda (BUW) 6-1, 6-1|
|2. #19 Linda Fritschken (BUW) def. Simona Weymar (UNF) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1|
|3. Emma Onila (BUW) def. Marina Cunningham (UNF) 6-3, 6-0|
|4. Melanie Aguirre (UNF) def. Akemi Maehama (BUW) 6-4, 6-4|
|5. Karina Goia (BUW) def. Rebeca Pereira (UNF) 6-1, 6-0|
|6. Taylor Hollander (UNF) def. Kimmy Twelker (BUW) retired|
|1. Elisabeth Abanda/Emma Onila (BUW) def. Lorena Aviles/Melanie Aguirre (UNF) 8-4|
|2. Linda Fritschken/Kimmy Twelker (BUW) def. Rebeca Pereira/Taylor Hollander (UNF) 8-6|
|3. Simona Weymar/Mariella Calderon (UNF) def. Akemi Maehama/Karina Goia (BUW) 8-4|
|Barry 4-0; National ranking #5|
|North Florida 3-2|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,1,3,2,4)|