No. 4 Men's Tennis Rolls by No. 6 Rollins

No. 16 Fabian Groetsch outbattled No. 36 Malte Christesen at No. 2 singles. Photo by Joel Auerbach

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- From earnest beginnings, there was something different.

No longer was Barry wanting to linger around. Only a brief shower halted things. Otherwise, the Buccaneers men's tennis team meant business right from the start.

No. 4 Barry beat No. 6 Rollins, 8-1, Sunday at Buccaneer Tennis Center. It was the Bucs' second straight league win as they improved to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the Sunshine State Conference.

"In our No. 1 and 6 singles matches, we jumped on them right away and didn't let them get into a rhythm," Barry assistant coach Thomas Hipp said. "Our doubles were reacting well, and not allowing them to return."

The Buccaneers swept the three doubles matches to take a comfortable lead in the match. Barry's No. 2-ranked pairs team of Marco Mokrzycki and Fabian Groetsch defeated Will Kwok and Robin Marchione, 8-3, at No. 1 doubles. Romain Costamagna and Ollie Lemaitre beat Jason Alabaster and Jacobo Herrero, 8-2, at No. 2 pairs. Max Wimmer and Renato Lombardi took care of Adrian Di Felice and Cooper Maxwell, 8-1.

"Fabian is a great doubles player, and we connect every single team really good," Mokrzycki said. "We had great confidence on the court. We were able to capitalize on our break points so we won fairly easy."

Mokrzycki, ranked No. 7 in the country in singles, beat a tested Kwok at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 7-5 for the Buccaneers' clinching fifth point. Groetsch, ranked 16th nationally, outlasted No. 36 Malte Christesen, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 2 singles. Wimmer beat Di Felice, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 at No. 4 singles.

Costamagna beat Herrero, 6-1, 1-6, 6-0 at No. 5 singles. Lemaitre beat Alabaster, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) at No 6. Marchione outdueled Lombardi in the longest match of the day, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 13-11 at No. 3 singles.

In a pair of exhibition matches, Barry's Leo Vivas rolled to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Maxwell, and Eduardo Alfonzo defeated Sebastian Hafner, 6-2, 7-5.

"They're never easy to play," Mokrzycki said. "Their guys are always pumped to play us, and we're super happy that we could beat them."

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