#1 West Florida 5, #2 Barry 2
May 12, 2017 at Altamonte Springs, Fla. (Sanlando, Fla.)
1. #3 Ahmed Triki (BARRY-MT) vs. #4 Alex Peyrot (UWF) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 1-0, unfinished
2. #15 Gabriel Dias (UWF) def. #26 Pierre Montrieul (BARRY-MT) 6-0, 7-6 (7-1)
3. #13 Carlos Gomez (BARRY-MT) vs. #45 Warren Kuhn (UWF) 7-5, 6-6 (3-3), unfinished
4. Serdar Bojadjiev (UWF) def. Nico Dreer (BARRY-MT) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Fabian Pronnet (BARRY-MT) def. Pedro Dumont (UWF) 6-1, 6-4
6. Alfonso Castellano (UWF) def. Vivien Versier (BARRY-MT) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
1. #1 Alex Peyrot/Pedro Dumont (UWF) def. #2 Ahmed Triki/Pierre Montrieul (BARRY-MT) 8-3
2. #23 Gabriel Dias/Pedro Roese (UWF) def. Carlos Gomez/Thomas Bugeaud (BARRY-MT) 8-5
3. Nico Dreer/Fernando Tous (BARRY-MT) def. Warren Kuhn/Pablo Tellez (UWF) 8-5
West Florida 32-1; National ranking #1
Barry 26-2; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,4,2,6)
2017 NCAA Division II Tennis Championship
National Championship Match
While the Barry men's team came up short the women's team did not. Barry won its third national title, all since 2011, with a dominating 5-0 win over fellow Sunshine State Conference member Lynn. Barry swept all three doubles matches to go up 3-0 and then it picked up straight set wins from Ana Pain and Sonja Larsen with Pain clinching at No. 5.
Barry had defeated Lynn twice during the season with both matches finishing 5-4 but this one obviously went wasn't as close. For more on the match you can read Barry's recap plus you can rewatch the finals broadcast at this link.
#2 Barry 5, #3 Lynn 0
05/13/17 at Altamonte Springs, FL (Sanlando Park)
1. #26 Zuza Maciejewska (BARRY-WT) vs. #7 Grace Mpassy (LYNNW) 6-7 (5-7), 1-2, unfinished
2. #11 Dasha Salnikova (BARRY-WT) vs. #17 Rosalie Willig (LYNNW) 6-4, 3-2, unfinished
3. #33 Verena Schmid (BARRY-WT) vs. #30 Diana Bogolii (LYNNW) 6-4, 1-2, unfinished
4. #21 Isa Rapisarda Calvo (BARRY-WT) vs. Stefanie Stemmer (LYNNW) 6-4, 4-3, unfinished
5. Ana Pain (BARRY-WT) def. Martina Gledacheva (LYNNW) 6-0, 6-4
6. Sonja Larsen (BARRY-WT) def. Tereza Hejlova (LYNNW) 6-1, 6-4
1. #4 Ana Pain/Sonja Larsen (BARRY-WT) def. #3 Rosalie Willig/Stefanie Stemmer (LYNNW) 8-6
2. Zuza Maciejewska/Dasha Salnikova (BARRY-WT) def. #11 Grace Mpassy/Diana Bogolii (LYNNW) 8-4
3. Verena Schmid/Isa Rapisarda Calvo (BARRY-WT) def. Tereza Hejlova/Martina Gledacheva (LYNNW) 8-2
Lynn 24-3; National ranking #3; Regional ranking #2
Barry 30-0; National ranking #2; Regional ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,5)
NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championship
Buccaneers win their third national title
Women's tennis becomes third Barry athletics team to complete perfect season
The ITA announced the Division I regional award winners on Monday with each region naming a coach of the year, assistant coach of the year, most improved player (senior), senior player of the year, rookie of the year, player to watch, leadership and sportsmanship, and community service award winner. The Virginia men's team claimed all but one award in the Atlantic Region while the Vanderbilt women claimed five of the top six awards in the Ohio Valley Region. A full list of all the winners are available here and a description of the different sportsmanship awards are listed here. The release also mentions the ITA will name its national winners on May 23rd.
Another Power 5 men's job opened up over the weekend when North Carolina State announced that men's head coach Jon Choboy was stepping down after 15 seasons. Choboy went 217-193 (.529) while leading the team to six NCAA Tournament appearances highlighted by a trip to the Elite Eight in 2007. NC State went 14-15 this past season which followed an 18-14 season with neither resulting in a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Below is a quote from NC State's release:
"I am grateful for the opportunity to lead NC State over the last 15 years," said Choboy. "I appreciate all of the contributions of our players and staff during my tenure, and I'm proud of many of our accomplishments."
As of today these are the higher profile schools that have head coaching openings - Virginia (M/W), USC (W), Tennessee (M), LSU (M), NC State (M), Minnesota (W), and Tulane (W).