BOCA RATON, Fla.— The Barry University women’s tennis team was unable to overcome SSC rival Lynn in the finals of the NCAA Division II National Tennis Tournament, losing 5-0.
The Knights (26-0) came out strong in doubles competition, taking all three matches to go up 3-0 on the Bucs. The team of Jessica Yanoff and Tessie Salame struck first, beating Julie Cadet and Mei-Jing Ang 8-2.
Caroline Wendling and Berit Peterson fell to the 24th ranked team of Alisson Siaci and Magdalena Ekert 8-2 in doubles two. While doubles three saw Angie Werschel and Yulia Kashelkina fall to the 5th ranked team of Eleonora Iannpzzi and Katerina Jiskrova 8-4 in doubles one.
In singles competition, two wins were all the Knights needed to take the match. In the sixth spot, Salame made quick work of Julie Cadet, beating her 6-2, 6-1 to bring the Knights within one point of the match.
Ekert wrapped it up for the Knights, beating Wendling 6-2, 6-2 in singles two.
With the loss, the Bucs ends their season with a 17-8 record.
Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Lynn
05/09/09 at Boca Raton, Fla.
(McCusker Sports Complex)
#2 Lynn 5, #13 Barry 0
1. #11 Katerina Jiskrova (LUW) vs. #10 Angie Werschel (BUW) 5-7, unfinished
2. #15 Magdalena Ekert (LUW) def. Caroline Wendling (BUW) 6-2, 6-2
3. #46 Eleonora Iannozzi (LUW) vs. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) 6-2, 5-2, unfinished
4. Jessica Yanoff (LUW) vs. Laime Contreras (BUW) 6-3, 4-4, unfinished
5. Alisson Siaci (LUW) vs. Berit Peterson (BUW) 6-2, 4-1, unfinished
6. Tessie Salame (LUW) def. Julie Cadet (BUW) 6-2, 6-1
1. #5 Eleonora Iannozzi/Katerina Jiskrova (LUW) def. #23 Angie Werschel/Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) 8-4
2. #24 Alisson Siaci/Magdalena Ekert (LUW) def. Caroline Wendling/Berit Peterson (BUW) 8-2
3. Jessica Yanoff/Tessie Salame (LUW) def. Julie Cadet/Mei-Jing Ang (BUW) 8-2
Barry 17-8; National ranking #13
Lynn 25-0; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,6)
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