Women's Tennis Earns Big Win

Mei-Jing Ang won in the number six spot to give the Bucs the victory. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
LAKELAND, Fla.— The Barry University women’s tennis team was victorious in a 5-4 nail biter against #17 Florida Southern (5-1, 2-1 SSC).

In doubles competition, Caroline Wendling and Lamie Contreras faced off against #19 Senka Softic/Ashley Hungerford, defeating them 8-6 in the number one spot. Playing in the two spot, Angie Werschel and Yulia Kashelkina overpowered Erin Conroy and Veronika Kovacikova 8-1. In the three position Berit Peterson and Mei-Jing Ang lost to Nora Baertschi and Amanda Carns.
Mei-Jing Ang put the Buccaneers up 3-1 when she defeated Amanda Carns 6-2, 6-4 in the sixth spot. But the Mocs came back to take flights one and four. At the top, 17th-ranked Softic defeated Werschel 6-3, 6-1 and  Kovacikova beat Contreras 6-2, 6-4 at number four.
Kashelkina broke the tie by defeating Conroy 6-3, 7-6 at number three and Caroline Wendling defeated Hungerford 7-6, 6-2 in the second spot to clinch the win.
After splitting sets at number five, with Baertschi winning 6-4 and Peterson taking the second set 6-2, Baertschi prevailed 7-5 in the third set to make the fonal 5-4.
With the win, Barry now improves to 5-1 and 3-1 in the Sunshine State Conference.
The Bucs return tomorrow in action against Florida Tech in Melbourne, Fla.
Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Florida Southern
02/21/09 at Lakeland, FL
#21 Barry 5, #17 Florida Southern 4
Singles competition
1. #17 Senka Softic (FSW) def. Angie Werschel (BUW) 6-3, 6-1
2. Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Ashley Hungerford (FSW) 7-6, 6-2
3. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Erin Conroy (FSW) 6-3, 7-6
4. Veronika Kovacikova (FSW) def. Laime Contreras (BUW) 6-2, 6-4
5. Nora Baertschi (FSW) def. Berit Peterson (BUW) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
6. Mei-Jing Ang (BUW) def. Amanda Carns (FSW) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Caroline Wendling/Laime Contreras (BUW) def. #19 Senka Softic/Ashley Hungerford (FSW) 8-6
2. Angie Werschel/Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Erin Conroy/Veronika Kovacikova (FSW) 8-1
3. Nora Baertschi/Amanda Carns (FSW) def. Berit Peterson/Mei-Jing Ang (BUW) 9-8
Match Notes:
Barry 5-1, 3-1 SSC; National ranking #21
Florida Southern 5-1, 2-1 SSC; National ranking #17

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