Three Buccaneers win third-set super tiebreaker as Barry earns 8-1 victory
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Barry closed the regular season with an 8-1 win at Palm Beach Atlantic on Monday.
The No. 2-ranked Buccaneers improved to 19-2. Palm Beach Atlantic fell to 11-10.
Barry, which capped the regular season with five consecutive wins, will enter the Sunshine State Conference championships as the top seed April 24-26 at Rollins.
The Bucs won three of the four third-set super tiebreakers in singles on Monday.
Barry’s eighth-ranked Ahmed Triki beat Romain Nowaczyk 7-5, 2-6, 10-7 at the top flight. PBA’s 47th-ranked Nicolas Uryson defeated Romain Costamagna 3-6, 6-3, 10-4 at No. 2. Barry’s Renato Lombardi bounced back after dropping the first set tiebreaker to overcome Asti Adams 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 12-10 at No. 4. Barry’s Eduardo Alfonzo also recovered from a first-set setback to beat Nicholas Battistini 5-7, 7-5, 10-5 at No. 5.
Barry’s Leo Vivas beat Mark Heimberger in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3. Barry’s Franco Echenique was a 6-3, 6-0 winner against Matt Leeds at No. 6.
The Bucs swept all three doubles matches, but not before the Sailfish battled valiantly at the top and bottom flights.
Barry’s Ollie Lemaitre and Triki, the No. 3-ranked pairs team in NCAA Division II, survived an 8-6 victory versus Nowaczyk and Uryson at the No. 1 spot. Costamagna and Vivas were easy winners against Heimberger and Battistini 8-2 at No. 2. Lombardi and Echenique pulled out an 8-5 win against Kevin Reifler and Adams at No. 3.