Bader, Barry Earn Wins; Penn State Heads to Big Ten Tournament This Week
Penn State Finishes Regular Season Sunday at #45 Michigan State
Nittany Lions Host Michigan in Home Finale on Friday; Travel to Michigan State Sunday
Penn State Finishes Regular Season Next Weekend vs. #24 Michigan, at #48 Michigan State
Bader, Hanzlik Earn Singles Wins, Trkulja and Young get Doubles Win
2012-13 Season (Freshman): Barry led the Nittany Lions with 24 wins during his freshman campaign, the fourth most for a freshman in school history... He tallied 12 wins this spring, including nine in the number six singles spot... Combined with four different partners to win seven doubles matches... In the fall, Barry won four matches at the Big Ten Indoor Tournament, three at both the UVa Fall Classic, and Princeton Invitational. He also earned wins at the Tennessee Invitational and the ITA Atlantic Regional... Impressive start to his collegiate career at the Princeton Invitational, reaching the finals and dropping one set through the first three rounds. He defeated Princeton's Matt Spindler (5-7, 7-6(3), 6-4) in the semifinal... After falling in his first round match at the Big Ten Indoor Tournament, won four straight matches to claim the consolation title. Defeated Michigan State's Christian Roehmer (6-1, 6-2) in the consolation final... Barry and C.J. Griffin won three matches and the draw title at the Tennessee Invitational... Won eight straight matches to start the spring and 10 of his first 12... Eight match win streak featured wins against #59 New Mexico, #48 Alabama, #46 Virginia Tech, #34 VCU, and #21 Texas... Earned tough wins against VCU's Jaime Vazquez (7-6(9), 7-6(3)) and Texas' David Hollner(6-1, 5-7, 1-0(9))... Claimed four victories in Big Ten play, including wins against Iowa, #57 Nebraska, Wisconsin, and #45 Michigan State. Earned the start and wins at the number three spot against Wisconsin's Oskar Wikberg(6-3, 6-1) and Michigan State's Denis Bogatev(3-6, 7-6, 11-9). Clinched the victory for Penn State at Iowa with 6-0, 7-5 win against Andres Estenssoro... Combined with Russell Bader in doubles wins against Iowa and Michigan. Knocked off Iowa's Michael Swank and Joey White(8-6) and Michigan's Alex Buzzi and Barrett Franks(7-4).
Junior Career: Barry was rated as a 5-star recruit by Tennisrecruiting.net. He received all-state honors while climbing to no. 46 in the junior career rankings. Barry served as a three year co-captain for Long Beach High School while also earning team MVP honors each of those years. As a senior, he won the Nassau County, N.Y. doubles championship and he placed 3rd in doubles as a sophomore. Barry claimed doubles championships at the Boys 18's National Open and participated in the National Clay Court Championship and the National Hard Court Championship.