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Barry shuts out Florida Southern

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry shut out Florida Southern 9-0 on Saturday to improve to 3-0 overall, 2-0 in the Sunshine State Conference.

The Buccaneers posted their second shutout of the season, winning all six singles matches in straight sets. The Bucs were convincing winners in doubles play. It was Florida Southern's first match of the season after having a pair postponed earlier this month.

Barry's Linda Fritschken and Emma Onila, the No. 1-ranked doubles team in the country, blanked No. 10 Sabine Goge and Magda Riutort 8-0 at No. 1 pairs. Anaeve Pain and Kimmy Twelker were 8-2 winners against Olivia Spagnuolo and Dominique Friedrichs 8-2, at No. 2. Blanka Szavay and Isabela Miro beat Victoria Spagnuolo and Crystal Copeland by the same score at No. 3.

Eighth-ranked Onila got by 22nd-ranked Riutort 6-4, 6-3, at No. 1 singles. Karina Goia, ranked 19th, was a 7-5, 6-3 winner against the 36th-ranked Goge at No. 2. Fritschken, who bears a No. 31 ranking, beat Olivia Spagnuolo 6-1, 6-1, at No. 3.

Pain defeated Friedrichs 6-2, 6-2, at No. 4. Szavay beat Pamela Paradis 6-3, 6-1, at No. 5. Twelker defeated Jill Doerfler 6-1, 6-2.

No. 6 Lynn 9, Eckerd 0

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Lynn earned another Sunshine State Conference win with a dominating 9-0 performance against Eckerd. With the victory the Fighting Knights improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the competitive SSC.

Doubles play was one-sided as Lynn only lost three games in the three combined matches. The top two duos both easily won their matches 8-0 as fifth-ranked Vale Confalonieri and Ioana Ivan defeated Gipson Hawn and Erika Fridrik in the top slot. Seconds later Andrea Berkova and Rosalie Willig won by the same score against Carson Trapp and Katie Benn in the second slot. The final game ended 8-3 as Alina Jane and Kim Przeszlowski prevailed over Amy Naula and Emily Fridrik.

Ivan cruised in the third single’s spot, completing a perfect sweep 6-0, 6-0 versus Erika Fridrik. Lynn clinched the victory after Wilig defeated Trapp 6-0, 6-1 in the two spot. The top half of singles play ended with No. 1-ranked Confalonieri defeating Hawn 6-1, 6-2.

The bottom half of singles play turned into first to eight pro-style scoring, allowing Przeszlowski and Jane to win both of their matches 8-1 versus Katie Benn and Emily Fridrik in the fourth and fifth spots. The match concluded with Aleks Vukadinovic sweeping Naula 8-0.

No. 7 West Florida 9, North Alabama 0

FLORENCE, Ala. -- West Florida defeated North Alabama 9-0 on Saturday afternoon. West Florida (3-0, 2-0 GSC) earns its second consecutive sweep of the season en route to the team’s second Gulf South Conference win.

The No. 20-ranked singles player, Monika Kochanova, won 6-0, 6-4 at No. 1 singles. Kat Dikosavljevic won 7-5, 6-1 at No. 2 singles while Sarai Flores won at No. 3 singles 7-5, 1-0 after UNA’s Bruno Vieira retired in the second set.

Fernanda Amaral won 6-4, 6-1 and Francesca Fanchin won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5 singles. Giovana Patitucci won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 singles.

Kochanova and Laure-Eline Faure got a close 9-7 win at No. 1 doubles. Nina Bubelova and Patitucci won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles while Fanchin and Lisa May won at No. 3 doubles 8-6.

No. 9 Rollins 5, No. 19 Valdosta State 4

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Rollins took a lead after doubles and held on late on Saturday, defeating Valdosta State 5-4.

Rollins jumped out to a 2-1 lead after doubles as the duos of Carli Davis with Mariana Salvador and Ashley Loft with Johanna Olsson both picked up wins in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively.

With Rollins leading 2-1, both teams split in the six singles matches. Ashley Rosenberg, who defeated Jennifer Rink, 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2 singles, and Olsson (defeated Joanna Lario 6-4, 6-4) in the No. 6 spot each picked up key victories before Elissa DeCampli clinched the match. She defeated Michelle Fischer 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles slot.