Men's Tennis Falls To Valdosta State In Regional Action

Sergio Velez earned at number three doubles with partner Ollie Lemaitre. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
VALDOSTA, Ga.—In a repeat of last year’s NCAA Division II National Championship match, the Valdosta State Blazers got the better end of the Barry men’s tennis team with a 7-2 win on Friday afternoon.
 
The Blazers took two of three doubles matches with wins at number one and two. At #1, the second-ranked team of Daniel Dueren and Christian Hansen defeated Max Wimmer and Quentin Vachez 8-4. At number two singles, #3 Philip Pakenbusch and Luis Loeffler downed Emanuel Fraitzl and Marco Mokrzycki 8-4.
 
The Bucs sole win in doubles came at number three where Sergio Velez and Ollie Lemaitre beat Konstantin Kutschenk and Otto Lenhart 8-5.
 
In singles action, top-ranked Fraitzl fell 6-4, 6-4 to Pakenbusch. At number two singles Wimmer went down in three sets to Dueren, losing 6-2, 2-6, 6-2. At number three singles, #25 Hansen beat #11 Mokrzycki 6-4, 6-3 in straight sets. At No. 4 singles, Velez fell to Loeffler 6-2, 6-1.
 
The Bucs split the final two singles pairings. At No. 5, Vachez lost to Kutschenk 6-1, 6-3, while Lemaitre beat Bernard Wallner 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 10-8 at No. 6 singles.
 
The Bucs return to action tomorrow afternoon for another regional match against West Florida at 1:00 pm.
 
Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Valdosta State
Feb 25, 2011 at Valdosta, Ga.
(VSU Tennis Courts)
 
#2 Valdosta State 7, #1 Barry 2
 
 Singles competition
1. #6 Philip Pakebusch (VSU) def. #1 Emanuel Fraitzl (BUM) 6-4, 6-4
2. #8 Daniel Dueren (VSU) def. #26 Max Wimmer (BUM) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
3. #25 Christian Hansen (VSU) def. #11 Marco Mokrzycki (BUM) 6-4, 6-3
4. #22 Luis Loeffler (VSU) def. Sergio Velez (BUM) 6-2, 6-1
5. Konst. Kutschenko (VSU) def. Quentin Vachez (BUM) 6-1, 6-3
6. Ollie Lemaitre (BUM) def. Bernhard Wallner (VSU) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 10-8
 
 Doubles competition
1. #2 Daniel Dueren/Christian Hansen (VSU) def. Max Wimmer/Quentin Vachez (BUM) 8-4
2. #3 Philip Pakebusch/Luis Loeffler (VSU) def. Emanuel Fraitzl/Marco Mokrzycki (BUM) 8-4
3. Sergio Velez/Ollie Lemaitre (BUM) def. #39 Konst. Kutschenko/Otto Lenhart (VSU) 8-5
 
Match Notes:
Barry 3-1; National ranking #1; Regional ranking #1
Valdosta State 6-0; National ranking #2; Regional ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,3,1,2,5,6)
Official: Maria Long  Valdosta State 5-0; National ranking #2; Regional ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles ()

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