No. 2 Barry heads to SSC finals after dispatching No. 4 Saint Leo 4-0
WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Barry beat No. 4 Saint Leo 5-0 in the Sunshine State Conference Championships semifinals Friday at Rollins.
The Buccaneers (20-2) advanced to Saturday's 9 a.m. ET 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 in the No. 1 match. Leo Vivas and Romain Costamagna were 8-1 winners against 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.