Penn State's Barry garners Athlete of the Week honors
March 22, 2006
With the Nittany Lions holding their first national ranking of the season at No. 53, Barry helped propel
Barry, teamed with freshman Adam Slagter, went undefeated in doubles competition this weekend to improve to 9-0 this season at the No. 1 doubles position. The tandem downed Duquesne's Devon Peightal and Adam Townsend, 8-3, to help claim the doubles point and earn the Nittany Lions ninth shutout in 11 matches with a 7-0 home win over the Dukes on Friday. The
Barry also posted a tough three-set victory (7-6, 4-6, 6-3) over the Hokies' 85th-ranked Arvid Puranen at the top singles spot to level the team score at 3-all. Barry improved to a league-leading 8-1 record at No. 1 singles while the Nittany Lions went on to claim a thrilling 4-3 road victory over Virginia Tech to boost their national standing to No. 39.
This marks the first Athlete of the Week selection for Barry this season and the first time a Nittany Lion has garnered the honor since Malcolm Scatliffe in 2004.