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Barry prevails in showdown of nation's best

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Barry team beat No. 2 Armstrong Atlantic 6-3 on Sunday at the IMG Academy. It improved the Buccaneers’ record to 7-0 this season.

In the same manner as when the Buccaneers beat Armstrong (2-1) last year in the national title match, Barry got out to a 3-0 lead as Barry swept the doubles. Barry’s 14-ranked duo of Fabian Groetsch and Ahmed Triki beat Pablo Gor and Jaan Kononov 8-1 at the No. 1 spot.

Romain Costamagna and Leo Vivas bounced back from a No. 2 doubles loss a day earlier to defeat Pedro Scocuglia and Damian Okrutny 8-5.

At No. 3 doubles, Ollie Lemaitre and Renato Lombardi were 8-5 winners versus Ignacio Hernandez and Luca Cerin.

Triki continued his brilliant play in singles, defeating the 10th-ranked Gor 6-1, 6-2, at No. 1.

Ranked ninth in the nation, Scocuglia beat 12th-ranked Groetsch 6-4, 6-4 in a competitive match. It was only Groetsch’s second singles match of the season.

At No. 3 singles, Costamagna fell to Kononov, the 39th-ranked player in the country 7-5, 6-3. But Barry freshman Nico Dreer delivered a big win versus the 20th-ranked Hernandez 6-3, 6-0 at No. 4.

Vivas, ranked 37th in singles, defeated Okrutny 6-3, 6-0 at No. 5 singles.

Cerin beat  Barry’s Kevin Sielmann  2-6, 6-4, 10-5 at No. 6 singles.

No. 10 Columbus State 6, No. 11 Georgia College 3

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Facing its second top-20 opponent in as many days, Columbus State took down Georgia College 6-3 in a key early season Peach Belt Conference match. The action took place at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center on the campus of CSU.

The Cougars (5-0, 2-0 PBC) took the early edge in doubles play after failing to do so on Saturday against Georgia Regents. In the marquee doubles match, ninth-ranked Adi Malicbegovic and Marco Almorin rebounded after dropping a tough match the day before to defeat Yannick Hass and Alex Schubert 8-6. CSU also won third doubles as Danilo Sardelli and Benedikt Wilde blew past Mattia Campus and Kyle Kinsler 8-4.

In an exciting match, Georgia College (3-2, 1-1) took its lone victory in doubles at the second position. Anton Wearn and Taylor Powell edged the Cougar duo of Michael Trebuhov and Maciej Kierkus 9-7.

In singles play, Georgia College won two more matches, both three-set contests. At first singles, Hass and Almorin battled back and forth all day with Hass finally coming away with a 7-6, 6-7, 10-5 win. In another three-set match, Wearn defeated Sardelli 6-0, 6-7, 10-2 at fourth singles.

However, Columbus State dominated the remaining matches to come away with the victory. At second singles, Oussama Zoghlami won another easy match taking down Schubert 6-3, 6-1. Malicbegovic rebounded after falling in singles play on Saturday to defeat Powell 6-3, 6-4.

At fifth singles, Trebuhov moved to 3-0 this season after winning 6-4, 6-0 versus Campus. In the final match of the day, Wilde lost just one game, defeating Kinsler 6-1, 6-0.

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