Men's Tennis Blanks Eckerd

Men's Tennis Blanks Eckerd
Nico Dreer won two matches Friday, including his first at No. 1 singles. Photo by Jim McCurdy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Barry University's No. 1-ranked men's tennis team shut out Eckerd, 9-0, Friday. The Buccaneers improved to 5-0 overall, 2-0 in the Sunshine State Conference.

Barry's No. 1 doubles team of Ollie Lemaitre and Franco Echenique defeated Yosua Adiyasa and Frazier Springfield, 8-3. At No. 2 pairs, Ahmed Triki and Nico Dreer survived an 8-6 win over Nikita Valuiskikh and Stephen Felman. Barry's Renato Lombardi and Kevin Sielmann beat Luke Burton and Eddie Lewis, 8-2, at No. 3.

Dreer defeated Adiyasa, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 1 singles. It was the first match Dreer has played at No. 1 singles. Lemaitre beat Valuiskikh, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 2 singles. Echenique was a 6-0, 6-1 winner over Springfield at No. 3.

At No. 4 singles, Sielmann defeated Felman, 6-0, 6-1. Lombardi beat Burton, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 5. Leo Vivas blanked Lewis, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6.

Barry will play at No. 8 Saint Leo 1 p.m. Saturday.