Men's Tennis Shuts Out Rattlers

Twenty-fifth-ranked Patrick Rittenauer posted a 6-0, 6-1 win at the top singles flight to help lead Bucs over St. Mary's. Photo by: Joel Auerbach
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The fifth-ranked Barry University men’s tennis team (15-3) picked up a 9-0 win over the St. Mary’s (Texas) Rattlers 9-0 on Saturday morning at the Clarence Mabry Tennis Complex to close out a perfect 3-0 weekend on the road.
 
Roman Werschel and Christoph Gayer teamed up at the top doubles flight for a dominating 8-0 win over the Andrea Guerrero/Russell Stowers tandem, while Jakub Fejfar and Emannauel Fraitzl won 8-4 at #2 over Rodrigo Lacayo and Troy Neighbors. Manuel Lauter and Andrew Sharnov won 8-6 at the bottom flight to allow Barry to carry a 3-0 lead into singles competition.
 
Lauter ended first with a 6-0, 6-0 win at the bottom flight over Stowers, while 25-ranked Patrick Rittenauer won 6-0, 6-1 at the top flight over Lacayo. Gayer secured the match victor with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Villareal at #5 singles.
 
Playing out the rest of the singles matches, Werschel and Sharnov posted 6-1, 6-2 wins at #2 and #3 singles over Neighbors and Guerrero respectively, while Fejfar secured the shutout with a 6-4, 6-1 win at #4 over Vitas Van Dijk.
 
The Buccaneers will return to action on Wednesday, Apr. 9 hosting top-ranked Armstrong Atlantic at the Buccaneer Tennis Center at 3 pm.
 
Tennis Match Results
St. Mary's (Texas) vs Barry
4/05/2008 at San Antonio, Texas
(Clarence Mabry Tennis Center)
 
Barry 9, St. Mary's (Texas) 0
 
 Singles competition
1. #25 Patrick Rittenauer (BUM) def. Rodrigo Lacayo (STMTX) 6-0, 6-1
2. Roman Werschel (BUM) def. Troy Neighbors (STMTX) 6-1, 6-2
3. Andrew Sharnov (BUM) def. Andres Guerrero (STMTX) 6-1, 6-2
4. Jakub Fejfar (BUM) def. Vitas Van Dijk (STMTX) 6-4, 6-1
5. Christoph Gayer (BUM) def. Marcos Villareal (STMTX) 6-0, 6-2
6. Manuel Lauter (BUM) def. Russell Stowers (STMTX) 6-0, 6-0
 
 Doubles competition
1. Jakub Fejfar/Emmanuel Fraitzl (BUM) def. Rodrigo Lacayo/Troy Neighbors (STMTX) 8-4
2. Manuel Lauter/Andrew Sharnov (BUM) def. Vitas Van Dijk/Marcos Villareal (STMTX) 8-6
3. Roman Werschel/Christoph Gayer (BUM) def. Andres Guerrero/Russell Stowers (STMTX) 8-0
 
Match Notes:
St. Mary's (Texas) 3-8
Barry 15-3, National Ranking #5

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