MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—In a matchup of teams ranked second in their division, the NCAA Division II Barry Buccaneers swatted the Division III Emory Eagles 8-1 at the Buccaneer Tennis Center on Monday to run their record to 8-0 on the season.
The match was closer than the final score would indicate. All three doubles matches were close and the Eagles (2-3) took one singles and carried two others to third sets.
At the top doubles flight, Barry’s Max Wimmer and Emanuel Fraitzl edged the Eagles’ Dillon Pottish and Chris Goodwin 9-7. The Bucs won the other two doubles by identical scores of 8-5.
In singles, the Bucs dominated at the one, three and four positions. Eleventh-ranked Marco Mokrzycki knocked off #4 Pottish 6-3, 6-1 at the top flight. Fraitzl made short work of Phillip Overdiek 6-0, 6-1 at three, while Wimmer beat Daniel Weingarten 6-3, 6-2 at four.
But the Eagles’ Goodwin, ranked sixth in D-III, shocked Barry’s 15th-ranked Ales Svigelj 6-4, 7-6 (3) at number two for their lone point.
At number five, Barry’s Andrew Sharnov fought back from a first-set tie-break loss to beat Oliver Lopp 6-7 (6), 6-2, 10-8.
Sergio Velez closed out the match with a 6-1, 3-6, 10-2 win over Dylan Wright.
The Bucs face NCAA Division I Georgetown on Tuesday, Mar. 9 then face the seventh-ranked West Florida Argonauts on Wednesday.
Tennis Match Results
Emory vs Barry
03/08/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
#2 Barry 8, #2 Emory 1
1. #11 Marco Mokrzycki (BUM) def. #4 Dillon Pottish (EU) 6-3, 6-1
2. #6 Chris Goodwin (EU) def. #15 Ales Svigelj (BUM) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
3. #33 Emanuel Fraitzl (BUM) def. Phillip Overdiek (EU) 6-0, 6-1
4. #34 Max Wimmer (BUM) def. Daniel Weingarten (EU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Andrew Sharnov (BUM) def. Oliver Lopp (EU) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 10-8
6. Sergio Velez (BUM) def. Dylan Wright (EU) 6-1, 3-6, 10-2
1. Emanuel Fraitzl/Max Wimmer (BUM) def. Dillon Pottish/Chris Goodwin (EU) 9-7
2. Ales Svigelj/Andrew Sharnov (BUM) def. Chris Redmond/Noah Simonson (EU) 8-5
3. Marco Mokrzycki/Sergio Velez (BUM) def. Will Humphreys/Alex Chun (EU) 8-5
Emory 2-3; National ranking #2
Barry 8-0; National ranking #2