Men's Tennis Takes Win In First Round Of Regional Tournament

BOCA RATON, Fla—The Barry University men’s tennis team moved into the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon with a 5-1 win over Ouachita Baptist. The Bucs took a 3-1 lead after doubles and only needed two points in singles for the win.
 
In doubles action, the fourth-ranked team of Emanuel Fraitzl and Max Wimmer beat Tobias Kuhlmann and Till Heilshorn 9-7 at number one. At the second doubles flight, Quentin Vachez and Marco Mokrzycki defeated Ernesto Laborda and Helge Knuth 8-5. Sergio Velez and Ollie Lemaitre kept the Bucs perfect in doubles with an 8-3win over Ramon Abaitua and Teodor Anghel.
 
In singles action, the Bucs took their two points at flights five and six. At singles No. 5, Velez beat Anghel 6-4, 6-2. Lemaitre gave the Bucs the win with a 7-6, 6-2 win over Laborda 7-6, 6-2.
 
Ouachita Baptist’s lone point came at No. 3 singles where Knuth defeated #44 Marco Mokrzycki  6-4, 6-2.
 
With the win, the Bucs move on to face Lynn in the championship of the South Regional Tournament tomorrow at 9:00 am. The Bucs and Knights have split matches this season with Barry winning 6-3 in the regular season and Lynn taking a 5-0 victory in the SSC Championship match.
 
Tennis Match Results
Ouachita Baptist vs Barry University
May 01, 2011 at Boca Raton, Fla.
(Perper Tennis Complex)
 
#4 Barry University 5, #17 Ouachita Baptist 1
 
 Singles competition
1. #6 Emanuel Fraitzl (BUM) vs. #7 Tobias Kuhlmann (OBU) 4-6, 6-4, 0-4, unfinished
2. #26 Max Wimmer (BUM) vs. #33 Till Heilshorn (OBU) 6-4, 6-6, unfinished
3. Helge Knuth (OBU) def. #44 Marco Mokrzycki (BUM) 6-4, 6-2
4. Quentin Vachez (BUM) vs. Ramon Abaitua (OBU) 4-6, 6-3, 2-3, unfinished
5. Sergio Velez (BUM) def. Teodor Anghel (OBU) 6-4, 6-2
6. Ollie Lemaitre (BUM) def. Ernesto Laborda (OBU) 7-6, 6-2
 
 Doubles competition
1. #4 Emanuel Fraitzl/Max Wimmer (BUM) def. Tobias Kuhlmann/Till Heilshorn (OBU) 9-7
2. Quentin Vachez/Marco Mokrzycki (BUM) def. Ernesto Laborda/Helge Knuth (OBU) 8-5
3. Sergio Velez/Ollie Lemaitre (BUM) def. Ramon Abaitua/Teodor Anghel (OBU) 8-3
 
Match Notes:
Ouachita Baptist 10-9; National ranking #17; Regional ranking #6
Barry University 18-7; National ranking #4; Regional ranking #3