Men's Tennis Weathers Storm to Beat Tars

Patrick Rittenauer returned to the singles lineup to help lead the Bucs over the Tars. Photo by Glauco Fizzera.
WINTER PARK, Fla.—The seventh-ranked Barry Buccaneers floated past the tenth-ranked Rollins Tars 7-2 at the Bert Martin Tennis Complex on Saturday.
 
The Bucs (7-1, 4-0 SSC) swept through the doubles. Ales Svigelj and Patrick Rittenauer knocked off the 13th-ranked duo of Brian Compton and Jonathan Gomez 8-5 at number one, while Jakub Fejfar and Emmanuel Fraitzl defeated Gustavo Carvalho and Pablo Seijo by the same score. At number three, Andrew Sharnov and Roman Werschel made it a clean sweep with an 8-2 win over Adrian Tan and Bill Rockwood.
 
Singles proved to be much harder sailing for the Bucs, however. Manuel Lauter quickly made it 4-0 Barry with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Austin Duvall at number six. But every other flight went to three sets.
 
The Tars (4-2, 1-1 SSC) took home their only two points at the top two flights. Compton defeated Svigelj 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 at number one, while Gomez took out Weschel 7-5, 2-6, 6-0 at number two.
 
At number three, the Bucs were bolstered by the return of Rittenauer, who had yet to play a singles match this year. He rebounded from a first-set loss to beat Tan 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to clinch the match for the Bucs. Sharnov and Fejfar added third-set wins to complete the match.
 
The Bucs will face off against third-ranked West Florida at Rollins’ courts on Sunday, Mar. 2, before returning home on Monday to take on the Georgetown Hoyas.
 
Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Rollins
03/01/2008 at Winter Park, Fla.
(Bert Martin Tennis Complex)
 
#7 Barry 7, #10 Rollins 2
 
 Singles competition
1. #45 Brian Compton (RCM) def. Ales Svigelj (BUM) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
2. #48 Jonathan Gomez (RCM) def. #49 Roman Werschel (BUM) 7-5, 2-6, 6-0
3. #12 Patrick Rittenauer (BUM) def. Adrian Tan (RCM) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
4. #43 Andrew Sharnov (BUM) def. Pablo Seijo (RCM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
5. Jakub Fejfar (BUM) def. Gustavo Carvalho (RCM) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
6. Manuel Lauter (BUM) def. Austin Duvall (RCM) 6-0, 6-3
 
 Doubles competition
1. Ales Svigelj/Patrick Rittenauer (BUM) def. #13 Brian Compton/Jonathan Gomez (RCM) 8-5
2. Jakub Fejfar/Emmanuel Fraitzl (BUM) def. Gustavo Carvalho/Pablo Seijo (RCM) 8-5
3. Andrew Sharnov/Roman Werschel (BUM) def. Adrian Tan/Bill Rockwood (RCM) 8-2
 
Match Notes:
Barry 7-1, 4-0 SSC; National ranking #7
Rollins 4-2, 1-1 SSC; National ranking #10
T-3:00  A-68 

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