Barry blasts Concordia, advances on
Bucaneers only drop four games en route to easy victory
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – No. 2 Barry (24-1) joined their male counterparts in the NCAA tournament semifinals as the Buccaneers blanked No. 27 Concordia (18-3), 5-0, Thursday afternoon from Sanlando Park.
Barry, advancing to the semifinals, will take on fourth-ranked Armstrong Atlantic on Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.
In the quarterfinals win, Barry allowed just four total points over the course of five completed matches, all of which occurred in doubles.
The 22nd-ranked tandem of Alex Gwizdowski and Laura Boguet conquered the pair of Maria Ortiz and Juliana Frey, 8-1, at the No. 2 spot to give the Buccaneers 1-0 lead. At the top flight spot the second-ranked duo of Barbi Pocza and Angie Werschel breezed past Ola Roberts and Yuliya Plevako, 8-2 while Julie Stas and Olivia Matuszak used an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles to give the Bucs an 3-0 lead moving into singles.
In singles, the No .4 and No. 5 slots registered consecutive set, shutout victories to solidify the contest and move Barry into the semifinals. Matuszak assembled the fourth point for Barry as she downed Clara Catanzano, 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 4 slot. Meanwhile, Mansour put together another 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles to end the Clippers chances.
The loss knocks Concordia out of the NCAA Tennis Championships.