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Barry opens its season with 8-1 win

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry beat No. 27 Valdosta State 8-1 on Friday at Buccaneer Tennis Center.

Barry swept the doubles, picking up two wins in matches featuring ranked duos. At No. 1, Barry's Fabian Groetsch and Ahmed Triki, who own a No. 14 national ranking, beat Francisco Yim Kim and Mario Navarro Bayo 8-4. Bucs partners Romain Costamagna and Leo Vivas beat No. 11 Sebastian Jasyk and Tammo Haake 8-5.

Ollie Lemaitre and Renato Lombardi were 8-3 winners versus Niklas Herbring and Gereon Heitmann at the No. 3 flight.

Triki picked up his first duals match singles victory as a Buccaneer when he beat Yim Kim 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 1 spot. Groetsch, ranked No. 12, rolled by Heitmann 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2. Valdosta's Mario Navarro Bayo gutted out a three-set battle with Costamagna, winning 6-2, 5-7, 10-8.

Barry's Nico Dreer was a 6-1, 6-4 winner versus Jasyk. Vivas, who entered the spring with a No. 37 ranking, withstood Haake for a 6-4, 6-4 win. In the last match to finish, Lemaitre cruised by Andrew Harvin 6-2, 6-1.

No. 3 West Florida 8, Auburn-Montgomery 1

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- West Florida defeated NAIA No. 2 Auburn-Montgomery 8-1 on Friday afternoon at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. West Florida improves its overall season record to 1-0 after last weeks match against Armstrong was cancelled.

“This was a great start to our season,” head coach Derrick Racine said. “Both teams played extremely well. AUM always has a tough squad and they make you play very hard to beat them. We had some great wins by both our newcomers and our veteran players.”