MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry women’s tennis team ravaged the NCAA Division I Wofford Terriers 9-0 to open the season on Sunday at the Buccaneer Tennis Center.
The Terriers (0-2) came in short a player at the bottom of the ladder and were down 2-0 before the match even started. But, it wouldn’t have mattered as the Bucs (1-0) played superbly from the top down.
At number two doubles, Yulia Kashelkina and Caroline Wendling teamed up to knock out Haley Baird and Abby Cunningham 8-2. Number one doubles was a bit closer as Barry’s Angie Werschel and Laime Contreras were up 5-4 up a break before pulling away for an 8-4 win over Cayley Wetzig and Sabrina Smyers.
Needing just one point in singles, the Bucs got it quickly as Wendling made short work of Smyers 6-1, 6-0 at number two. Werschel and Contreras dispatched Wetzig and Cunningham by identical 6-2, 6-2 scores at number one and number four respectively.
Kashelkina made a 2-0 day complete with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Baird at number three and Julie Cadet knocked off Mary Elston Heaner 7-6 (2), 6-0 at number five to complete the sweep.
The Bucs will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 7 as they open up Sunshine State Conference play with a 9:00 am match against the Saint Leo Lions.
Tennis Match Results
Wofford vs Barry
02/01/09 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
#21 Barry 9, Wofford 0
1. Angie Werschel (BUW) def. Cayley Wetzig (WOF) 6-2, 6-2
2. Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Sabrina Smyers (WOF) 6-1, 6-0
3. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Haley Baird (WOF) 6-3, 6-2
4. Laime Contreras (BUW) def. Abby Cunningham (WOF) 6-2, 6-2
5. Julie Cadet (BUW) def. Mary Elston Heaner (WOF) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0
6. Mei-Jing Ang (BUW) def. No player (WOF), by default
1. Angie Werschel/Laime Contreras (BUW) def. Cayley Wetzig/Sabrina Smyers (WOF) 8-4
2. Caroline Wendling/Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Haley Baird/Abby Cunningham (WOF) 8-2
3. Julie Cadet/Mei-Jing Ang (BUW) def. No player/No player (WOF), by default
Barry 1-0; National ranking #21