Men's Tennis Edges Cardinals

Manuel Lauter won 6-2, 6-2 at number six singles. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The fifth-ranked Barry Buccaneers edged the 18th-ranked Incarnate Word Cardinals 7-2 in men’s action at the Clarence Mabry Tennis Center on Friday.
 
The Bucs (14-3) led 2-1 after doubles. The Cardinals’ (10-5) top duo of Henry Estrella and Michael Castillo, ranked number three nationally, defeated Patrick Rittenauer and Ales Svigelj 8-5 at number one, just the second loss of the spring for the Bucs.
 
Barry took the bottom two flights. Emmanuel Fraitzl and Jakub Fejfar defeated Chase Holliday and Efrain Cayama 8-6 at number two, while Roman Werschel and Christoph Gayer handled Rudy Obregon and Jake McMindes 8-5 at number three.
 
In singles, the Bucs took the bottom two flights in straight sets, but the top four flights all went three sets. Fejfar beat Obregon 6-2, 6-4 at number five and Manuel Lauter defeated McMindes 6-2, 6-2 at number six.
 
At the top flight, second-ranked Estrella took down Barry’s Rittenauer after a first set stumble 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2. But, despite losing the first set at flights two to four, the Bucs won all three matches.  Fraitzl defeated #43 Holliday 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 at number two. At three, 20th-ranked Svigelj beat Castillo 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 and Werschel handled Cayama 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 at number four.
 
The Bucs close out their Texas trip on Saturday, Apr. 5 at the Mabry Center against Midwestern State at 10:00 am CDT.
 
Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Incarnate Word
4/04/2008 at San Antonio, Texas
(Clarence Mabry Tennis Center)
 
#5 Barry 7, #18 Incarnate Word 2
 
 Singles competition
1. #2 Henry Estrella (IWM) def. #25 Patrick Rittenauer (BUM) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-2
2. Emmanuel Fraitzl (BUM) def. #43 Chase Holliday (IWM) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
3. #20 Ales Svigelj (BUM) def. Michael Castillo (IWM) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
4. Roman Werschel (BUM) def. Efrain Cayama (IWM) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
5. Jakub Fejfar (BUM) def. Rudy Obregon (IWM) 6-2, 6-4
6. Manuel Lauter (BUM) def. Jake McMindes (IWM) 6-2, 6-2
 
 Doubles competition
1. Henry Estrella/Michael Castillo (IWM) def. Patrick Rittenauer/Ales Svigelj (BUM) 8-5
2. Emmanuel Fraitzl/Jakub Fejfar (BUM) def. Chase Holliday/Efrain Cayama (IWM) 8-6
3. Roman Werschel/Christoph Gayer (BUM) def. Rudy Obregon/Jake McMindes (IWM) 8-5
 
Match Notes:
Barry 14-3; National ranking #5
Incarnate Word 10-5; National ranking #18

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