Barry gets advances by Concordia (N.Y.) to clinch spot in semifinals
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Barryis headed back to the NCAA Division II semifinals after beating Concordia (N.Y.) 5-1 in the quarterfinals at Sanlando Park.
The Buccaneers (25-2) will get a rematch with Hawaii Pacific (22-0) at 1 p.m. ET Friday. Barry lost to HPU 5-4 in Miami Shores, Florida, during the regular season. The Clippers’ season came to an end at 18-4.
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Barry seniors Romain Costamagna and Leo Vivas pulled out a 9-8 (7-3) win against Ricardo Frey and Rafael Ferreira at No. 2 doubles to give the Bucs a big boost entering singles play. Barry led 3-0 in the match after Costamagna and Vivas’ win.
Barry’s Kevin Sielmann and Renato Lombardi defeated Tomasz Olfans and Pulat Babadjanov 8-3 at No. 3 doubles to give the Bucs a 1-0 lead. Ollie Lemaitre and Ahmed Triki were 8-3 winners against Daniele Piludu and Benas Majauskas at the No. 1 flight.
In singles, Piludu was a 6-2, 6-2 winner versus Fabian Groetsch at the No. 2 spot as the Clippers pulled within 3-1. But Triki delivered a 6-3, 6-4 win against Juuso Ojanen at No. 1 to move the Buccaneers within a win of clinching.
Barry’s Eduardo Alfonzo claimed that honor with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Frey at No. 6.
Vivas was two points away from closing his No. 4 match with Olfans, leading 7-5, 5-0 when Alfonzo’s win ended the match. Barry’s Nico Dreer led Ofir Ginat, 6-2, 4-3, at No. 3. Lombardi was up 6-2, 4-2 on Ferreira at No. 5.
Thursday's match was delayed six hours due to weather delays.