No. 2 Barry sweeps West Alabama
Bucs break record for most wins in a row to open season
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- The Buccaneers continued their tremendous start as they swept all nine matches versus West Alabama Tuesday afternoon at the Buccaneer Tennis Center.
The Bucs (16-0) broke the school record for most consecutive wins to open a season by dominating the Tigers from the get-go.
Cristina Valladares teamed up with Mona Mansour in the first flight doubles en route to an impressive 8-0 victory.
Julie Stas and Sarah Krohnen also swept their doubles match 8-0, and Linda Fritschken and Akemi Maehama finished the complete win in doubles by ousting Emily Gerding and Courtney McDonald 8-1.
Singles action was more of the same as the Buccaneers continued to roll. Valladares, ranked 48th, defeated Cardenas 6-1, 6-0 at first flight.
At number two, Sarah Krohnen defeated Angy Cuellar 6-3, 6-0, and Julie Stas cruised past Lisa Becker 6-0, 6-1 at number three.
Akemi Maehama improved her overall record to 9-0 after defeating Dasha Popova 6-0, 6-1 at number four, while No. 49 Caroline Wendling won in decisive fashion 6-0, 6-0 against Emily Gerding at number five. The win for Wendling was her 66th, moving her ahead of Bojana Miladinovic into sole possession of fifth place on the Buccaneers' all-time wins list. Vanessa Campello (1995-98) is fourth with 68, while Greta Trotman (2003-06) has the record at 73.
Playing at the sixth flight and completing the Buccaneer sweep, Lizbeth Vargas defeated Courtney McDonald 6-2, 6-0.