Men's Tennis Drops a Heart-Wrencher to the Tigers

Men's Tennis Drops a Heart-Wrencher to the Tigers
#11 Marco Mokrzycki defeats #13 Jan Plewinski in a 5-4 losing effort. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MELBOURNE, Fla.—The #2 Barry University Men’s Tennis team lost a hard hitting battle against the #6 Ouachita Baptist Tigers at a neutral site on Wednesday 5-4.

The #2 ranked Buccaneers only had two singles match wins coming from Marco Mokrzycki who won 7-6,(7-2), 3-6, 6-1 over Ouachita’s #13 ranked player Jan Plewinski and Sergio Velez who won 6-3, 6-4 against OBU’s Daniel Moser.

The #6 ranked Tigers were victorious in four single matches but could not hold up to the Buccaneers doubles competition, only winning one of the three matchups. Doubles partners Ales Svigelj and Max Wimmer took down Pierre Tafelski and Jean Charles Diame 8-2. Mokrzycki/Velez were also triumphant in doubles competition at the number three spot 8-4 versus Moser and Plewinski.

Falling for the Buccaneers in singles completion were #33 Emanuel Fraitzl who lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, to Diame, #15 Ales Svigelj dropped a 6-3, 7-6, (7-3) match to Till Heilshorn, #34 Max Wimmer fell 6-1, 6-1, to Tafelski, and Andrew Sharnov went down 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) against Tobia Kuhimann.

Together both Emanuel Fraitzl and Andrew Sharnov were unsuccessful in their doubles matchup losing to the Tiger pair of Kuhimann/Heilshorn 9-7.

The Men’s tennis team will have some time to recover before they take on #4 Lynn University in a home matchup scheduled for Wednesday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. at the Buccaneer Tennis Center.

Tennis Match Results
Ouachita Baptist vs Barry
03/24/2010 at Melbourne, Fla.

#6 Ouachita Baptist 5, #2 Barry 4

Singles competition
1. #11 Marco Mokrzycki (BUM) def. #13 Jan Plewinski (OBU) 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-1
2. Jean Charles Diame (OBU) def. #33 Emanuel Fraitzl (BUM) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
3. Till Heilshorn (OBU) def. #15 Ales Svigelj (BUM) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Pierre Tafelski (OBU) def. #34 Max Wimmer (BUM) 6-1, 6-1
5. Tobia Kuhimann (OBU) def. Andrew Sharnov (BUM) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
6. Sergio Velez (BUM) def. Daniel Moser (OBU) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Ales Svigelj/Max Wimmer (BUM) def. Pierre Tafelski/Jean Charles Diame (OBU) 8-2
2. Tobia Kuhimann/Till Heilshorn (OBU) def. Emanuel Fraitzl/Andrew Sharnov (BUM) 9-7
3. Marco Mokrzycki/Sergio Velez (BUM) def. Daniel Moser/Jan Plewinski (OBU) 8-4

Match Notes:
Ouachita Baptist 10-1; National ranking #6
Barry 13-3; National ranking #2