Women's Tennis Gets Battle from Mocs in Win

Women's Tennis Gets Battle from Mocs in Win
Emma Onila won two matches as Barry beat No. 17 Florida Southern Saturday. Photo by Joel Auerbach

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis team had to battle host Florida Southern Saturday in a 6-3 win on the road.

Barry improved to 3-0 overall, 2-0 in the Sunshine State Conference.

Barry's Emma Onila, Akemi Maehama and Karina Goia each won two matches to remain unbeaten this season. Onila beat Christine Nunnemann, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 3 singles. Maehama beat Laura Wichmann, 6-0, 6-1. Goia defeated Victoria Spagnuolo, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 5 singles. 

Onila and Elisabeth Abanda defeated No. 12-ranked Sabine Goge and Magda Riutort, 8-3, at No. 1 doubles. Maehama and Goia beat Crystal Copeland and Wichmann, 8-6, at No. 3 pairs.

Riutort, ranked No. 11 in singles, pushed Abanda to a third-set super tiebreaker before handing the Buccaneers freshman her first loss, 3-6, 6-3, 12-10, at No. 1 singles. Goge, ranked 35th, beat No. 19 Linda Fritschken, 0-6, 6-1, 7-5, in another battle.

Fritschken and Kimmy Twelker defeated Nunnemann and Spagnuolo, 8-1, at No. 2 doubles.

Barry will play at North Florida in Jacksonville Sunday to complete the three-day road swing.