No. 4 Barry keeps perfect season record with win against No. 10 West Florida
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Barry netted a 7-2 victory against 10th-ranked West Florida on Friday to kickstart a three-match weekend.
The No. 4 Buccaneers (8-0) won two of the three doubles matches and all but one of the singles en route to a competitive victory to begin a stretch of six matches during eight days.
Barry's Linda Fritschken steamrolled Luiza Sonnervig 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Fritschken, the 19th-ranked player in the country, also paired with Kimmy Twelker for an impressive 8-3 No. 2 doubles win against Luiza Sonnervig and Mariana Sonnervig, who entered the match ranked sixth in the South Region.
Romanian freshman Emma Onila defeated Nina Bubelova 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles to remain unbeaten. Fellow Romanian first-year Karina Goia upset No. 36 Giovana Patitucci 7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 10-4 at No. 5 singles to remain unbeaten, as well.
Goia and Akemi Maehama combined to beat Patitucci and Fernanda Amaral 8-3 at No. 3 doubles.
Twelker defeated Mariana Sonnervig 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 singles. Maehama defeated Amaral 6-4, 6-1 at No. 6.
Barry lost the No. 1 doubles set as West Florida's Monika Kochanova and Nina Bubelova handed Onila and Abanda their first doubles loss of the season 8-6 at the No. 1 flight. Kochanova also beat Abanda 6-4, 1-6, 10-8 in a battle at No. 1 singles.