Barry University women’s tennis doubles partners Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Small College Championships title Friday for a second consecutive year.
Onila and Fritschken, seeded third, beat Armstrong Atlantic’s Dora Andrejszki and Lena Lutzeier, 6-2, 6-1, in the finals at Palmetto Tennis Center at Sumter, S.C.
The Buccaneers pair are the first to win back-to-back titles in the eight-region NCAA Division II tournament. They will advance to the Super Bowl Championships to compete against the winners of the junior college, NAIA and NCAA Division III brackets.
▪ Barry’s Fabian Groetsch lost in the semifinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Small College Championships to Armstrong Atlantic’s Fernando Bogajo on Friday.
The No. 2 seeded Groetsch, a senior from Nuremberg, Germany, fell 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, to the third-seeded Bogajo.
Groetsch, competing for the second time in his Barry career at the ITA fall championships, was one of eight region winners from around the country.