Women's Tennis Upended By Pirates In Quarterfinals

HOUSTON, Texas—The eighth-ranked Barry Buccaneers fell to the second-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State Pirates 5-1 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Tournament on Thursday at Memorial Park.
 
The Pirates (29-1) won the first two doubles. Third-ranked Iuliia Stupak and Gabriella Kovacs defeated the 11th-ranked Buccaneer pair of Ildiko Csordas and Caroline Stevens 8-4 at number one. At number two, the Pirates’ Alida Muller-Wehlau and Martina Beckmann defeated Angie Werschel and Helen Wisniewski 8-2.
 
The Bucs’ Olivia Lilien and Berit Peterson salvaged a point with an 8-4 win at number three over Alisa Kagukina and Sofia Haggstrom.
 
In singles, the Pirates won the first set at five of six flights. Lilien, with a 6-3 win over Haggstrom, was the only Buccaneer to prevail.
 
Muller-Wehlau at number three, Gabriella Kovacs at number four and Beckmann at number five all secured wins for the Pirates.
 
Tennis Match Results
Armstrong Atlantic State vs Barry
5/15/2008 at Houston, Texas
(Memorial Park)
 
#2 Armstrong Atlantic State 5, #8 Barry 1
 
 Singles competition
1. #8 Ildiko Csordas (BUW) vs. #2 Iuliia Stupak (AASU) 4-6, 3-5, unfinished
2. #23 Caroline Stevens (BUW) vs. #9 Johanna Dahlback (AASU) 2-6, 3-2, unfinished
3. #19 Alida Muller-Wehlau (AASU) def. #33 Angie Werschel (BUW) 6-0, 6-3
4. #25 Gabriella Kovacs (AASU) def. Helen Wisniewski (BUW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Martina Beckmann (AASU) def. Berit Peterson (BUW) 6-1, 7-5
6. Olivia Lilien (BUW) vs. Sofia Haggstrom (AASU) 6-3, 0-2, unfinished
 
 Doubles competition
1. #3 Iuliia Stupak/Gabriella Kovacs (AASU) def. #11 Ildiko Csordas/Caroline Stevens (BUW) 8-4
2. #10 Alida Muller-Wehlau/Martina Beckmann (AASU) def. Angie Werschel/Helen Wisniewski (BUW) 8-2
3. Olivia Lilien/Berit Peterson (BUW) def. Alisa Kagukina/Sofia Haggstrom (AASU) 8-4
 
Match Notes:
Armstrong Atlantic State 29-1; National ranking #2
Barry 21-7; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (,4,5,3)