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No. 1 Barry Men's Tennis Team Defeats No. 8 UWF, 5-4

Leandro Ferreira and Andrey Pozhidaev Team to Defeat the No. 5 Doubles Tandem in the Nation

Andrey Pozhidaev (Photo by John Blackie).
Andrey Pozhidaev (Photo by John Blackie).

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VALDOSTA, Ga. – The No. 8 University of West Florida men’s tennis team (4-4) fell, 5-4, to No. 1 Barry today in a neutral site match in Valdosta, Ga. The match was the second of three matches UWF will play in Valdosta this weekend. UWF is facing the top three teams in the country this weekend.

UWF won two of the three doubles matches. Leandro Ferreira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Andrey Pozhidaev (Sochi, Russia) teamed to defeat Emanuel Fraitzl and Max Wimmer, 8-4, at the No. 1 position. Fraitzl and Wimmer are currently the No. 5 doubles tandem in the country. Domenico Sano (Macaray, Venezuela) and Jose Carlos Tolentino (Lima, Peru) defeated the doubles duo of Marco Mokrzycki and Quentin Vachez, 9-7, at No. 2. At the No. 3 position, Ollie Lamaitre and Sergio Velez defeated Argonauts Lukas Larsson (Ystad, Sweden) and Mike Lue (Richmond Hill, Ontario), 8-3.

Barry tied the match at 2-2 when Velez defeated Sean Gunnels (Mobile, Ala.), 6-4, 6-1, at the No. 4 singles position. UWF re-took the lead with Tolentino capturing a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Vachez at the No. 3 spot. The score once again tied when No. 26 Wimmer recorded a 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 20 Pozhidaev at the No. 2 line. Barry took the 4-3 lead when Fraitzl, the No. 1 singles player in the country, defeated No. 15 Ferreira in three sets, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4. Barry clinched the overall victory when Lamaitre defeated Lue at the No. 5 position, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1. UWF recorded the last point when Sano defeated Romain Costamagna, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 6.

The Argonauts will face their first Gulf South Conference foe tomorrow as the men and women play Valdosta State tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Valdosta State men are the No. 2 team in the country. Live stats and recaps from the matches will be available on

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#1 Barry 5, #8 University of West Florida 4

#1 No. 1 Emanuel Fraitzl (BU) def. No. 15 Leandro Ferreira (UWF) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
#2 No. 26 Max Wimmer (BU) def. No. 20 Andrey Pozhidaev (UWF) 6-4, 6-4
#3 Jose Carlos Tolentino (UWF) def. Quentin Vachez (BU) 6-3, 6-4
#4 Sergio Velez (BU) def. Sean Gunnels (UWF) 6-4, 6-1
#5 Ollie Lamaitre (BU) def. Mike Lue (UWF) 2-6, 7-6, 6-1
#6 Domenico Sano (UWF) def. Romain Costamagna (BU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

#1 Leandro Ferreira/Andrey Pozhidaev (UWF) def. No. 5 Emanuel Fraitzl/Max Wimmer (BU) 8-4
#2 Domenico Sano/Jose Carlos Tolentino (UWF) def. Marco Mokrzycki/Quentin Vachez (BU) 9-7
#3 Ollie Lamaitre/Sergio Velez (BU) def. Lukas Larsson/Mike Lue (UWF) 8-3

Match Notes:
University of West Florida 4-4; National ranking #8; Regional ranking #7
Barry 4-1; National ranking #1; Regional ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,3,2,1,5,6)

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