Men's Tennis Sweeps Saint Leo in SSC semifinals

Men's Tennis Sweeps Saint Leo in SSC semifinals
Nico Dreer's 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles put the Bucs on the brink of clinching the SSC semifinals victory over Saint Leo Friday. Photo by Joel Auerbach

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Barry University's No. 2-ranked men's tennis team beat No. 4 Saint Leo, 5-0, in the Sunshine State Conference Championships semifinals Friday at Rollins College.

The Buccaneers (20-2) advanced to Saturday's 9 a.m. finals to play No. 8 Lynn (15-5).

Barry's No. 3-ranked doubles team of Ollie Lemaitre and Ahmed Triki defeated Bruno Sisti and Aloua Adjenak, 8-3, at the No. 1 flight. Leo Vivas and Romain Costamagna were 8-1 winners over Matt Nicholson-Lewis and Victor Lozier at No. 2. Renato Lombardi and Fabian Groetsch defeated Ismail Lemtouni and Fons Verberne, 8-4, at No. 3.

Nursing the 3-0 lead entering singles play, the Bucs made quick work in the individual matches to seal the deal. Nico Dreer blanked Lozier, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 4 singles for the team's fourth win. No. 8-ranked Ahmed Triki handed the 40th-ranked Adjenak a 6-1, 6-1 setback at the top spot.

Barry led in the four other matches, and was up a set in three of those singles matches.