No. 2 Barry upends No. 3 Lynn
Buccaneers take control of Sunshine State Conference race
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Barry ran its winning streak to 15 consecutive matches, beating No. 3 Lynn, 6-3 on Saturday on the road.
"We're very excited," Barry coach Avi Kigel said. "Now we're looking forward to finish our winning streak and hopefully win the next one."
Barry (15-0, 6-0 Sunshine State Conference) took care of business in what looks to be a clincher to win the league regular-season title. Lynn (11-3, 4-1) shares the same league mark as Nova Southeastern.
The Bucs won two of the doubles matches as Vojka Lukic and Julie Stas posted an 8-2 victory at No. 2 pairs. Linda Fritschken and Caroline Wendling picked up an 8-3 win at No. 3.
"The girls came out with a little energy in doubles and played really well," Kigel said. "It gave us a lot of confidence going into singles."
Barry's Mona Mansour won the No. 6 singles match when Aleks Vukadinovic retired with Mansour leading 6-0, 3-0 in the second set. Wendling beat Ana Kriz, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 5 singles. Cristy Valladares won 6-2, 6-3 over Kim Przeszlowski at No. 3 to give the Bucs the match victory.
"We all have to kind of come together and play well as a team, and we did," Kigel said.
Lukic beat Ioanna Ivan, 6-2, 7-5 at No. 1 singles. It was the No. 5-ranked Ivan's first loss of the season. Lynn won the No. 2 and 4 singles and No. 1 doubles matches.
"It was a classic match between two of the best teams in the country," Kigel said. "It's a very good win. It always feels good to beat one of the best teams in the country."