Barry Women's Tennis Secures Quarterfinals Win

Olivia Matuszak ran through her No. 3 singles match with a quick straight-sets victory Friday. Photo by Jim McCurdy

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis completed its suspended Florida Blue Sunshine State Conference Championships quarterfinals match with Tampa with a 5-0 win.

Barry (20-0) moves onto the semifinals later Friday at Beerman Tennis Center. Tampa (6-9) fell into the backdraw bracket.

Ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division II, Barry swept all three doubles matches before rain halted the match Thursday, moving play into Friday .

Barry's No. 1 duo of Mona Mansour and Cristina Valladares beat Meg Wladimirski and Lauren Hewett, 8-2. Julie Stas and Olivia Matuszak rolled past Leslie Raymond and Megan Mancini, 8-2. Caroline Wendling and Linda Fritschken defeated Thasia Garcia and Briana Ryan, 8-1, at No. 3 in the first pairs match to finish.

When play resumed Friday, Matuszak, ranked No. 38 in the country, quickly ran through her No. 3 singles match with Meg Wladimirski, winning 6-2, 6-0. That gave the Bucs a 4-0 lead in the match. Sarah Krohnen clinched the victory for Barry with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Megan Manci at No. 5.

The other singles matches were left unfinished.

Follow the action through the remainder of the tournament with live scoring updates by visiting Barry's SSC Tournament Central page



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