No. 2 Barry blanks No. 8 West Florida
Mansour earns victories in singles and doubles play to lead Bucs
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry came out firing on all cylinders at West Florida, and never let up. The second-ranked Buccaneers disposed of the No. 8 Argos 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon at the Buccaneer Tennis Center
"We had a very good start in doubles. Right away, we kind of jumped on them, and pretty much kept up the momentum throughout the singles as well," Barry coach Avi Kigel said. "All three doubles played well. All six singles played well, and we never really let them get into the match."
West Florida (8-5) was playing its fourth match in five days with another on tap Wednesday before heading back to Pensacola for the remainder of the season.
Barry's Mona Mansour and Cristy Valladares defeated Caitlyn Baines and Sheila Smiley 8-6 at No. 1 doubles. Vojka Lukic and Julie Stas rolled by Barbara Oliveira and Mariana Sonnervig 8-0 at No. 2. Caroline Wendling and Linda Fritschken beat Luiza Sonnervig and Hannah Durham 8-4 at No. 3 to complete the doubles sweep for the Bucs.
"We did a really good job of starting good, being on top of them, and staying on top," Kigel said. "They're a good team and good fighters, but we just did a really good job of controlling the tempo and controlling each match."
Lukic, ranked 33rd in the nation, blanked Mariana Sonnervig, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Fritschken, the 47th-ranked player in Division II, cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Luiza Sonnervig at No. 2. Sarah Krohnen posted a strong win against Sheila Smiley, winning 6-3, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.
Stas beat Baines, 6-0, 6-2, at the No. 4 position, while Wendling, ranked 49th in the country, beat Naomi Higa, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5. Mansour rolled to a 6-2, 6-0 win against Durham at the No. 6 spot to wrap up the sweep for Barry.
"We wanted to make sure we took care of business, and we did a good job," Kigel said.