#5 Women's Tennis Drops First Match of the Year to #1 Armstrong

Senior Yulia Kashelkina picked up the only win on the day for the Bucs. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

SAVANNAH, Ga.— The Barry women’s tennis team lost their first match of the year to # 1 Armstrong Atlantic 8-1 on Saturday.

The lone win for the Buccaneers came at the number three singles position from senior Yulia Kashelkina with a 6-3, 2-6, 10-8 three-set win over #38 Tina Ronel. Both Caroline Wendling and Mia Fiocca tooktheir matches to the super tie breaker but lost. Wendling posted a 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) loss to #15 Gabriella Kovacs and Fiocca lost to #24 Martina Beckmann 5-7, 7-5, 10-5.

Also, in singles play Barbi Pocza lost at the top of the lineup to the #1 player in the nation Sona Novakova 6-2, 6-4. At the number two singles spot, Angie Werschel dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision to #5 Alida Muller-Wehlau. The final singles position saw Berit. Peterson take a 7-5, 6-2 loss to Kathleen Henry.

Doubles play for the Buccaneers resulted in a 0-3 outcome. At the top, Kashelkina and Pocza dropped a 9-8 (7-5) match to the #3 doubles team in the nation of Beckmann and Muller-Wehlau. At the second flight, Fiocca and Werschel dropped an 8-2 match to the #4 team in the land, Kovacs and Novakova. Rounding things out in doubles was the Barry team of Peterson and Julie Stas with an 8-1 loss to the #15 team of Henry and Ronel.

The next match for the Buccaneers is Sunday, March 14, against Augusta State in Savannah, Ga. at 3:00 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Armstrong Atlantic State
03/13/2001 at Savannah, Ga.
(Bacon Park)

#1 Armstrong Atlantic State 8, #5 Barry 1

Singles competition
1. #1 Sona Novakova (AASUW) def. Barbi Pocza (BUW) 6-2, 6-4
2. #5 Alida Muller-Wehlau (AASUW) def. #10 Angie Werschel (BUW) 6-1, 6-0
3. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. #38 Tina Ronel (AASUW) 6-3, 2-6, 10-8
4. #15 Gabriella Kovacs (AASUW) def. #31 Caroline Wendling (BUW) 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
5. #24 Martina Beckmann (AASUW) def. Mia Fiocca (BUW) 5-7, 7-5, 10-5
6. Kathleen Henry (AASUW) def. Berit Peterson (BUW) 7-5, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. #3 Martina Beckmann/Alida Muller-Wehlau (AASUW) def. Yulia Kashelkina/Barbi Pocza (BUW) 9-8 (7-5)
2. #4 Gabriella Kovacs/Sona Novakova (AASUW) def. Mia Fiocca/Angie Werschel (BUW) 8-2
3. #15 Kathleen Henry/Tina Ronel (AASUW) def. Berit Peterson/Julie Stas (BUW) 8-1

Match Notes:
Barry 8-1; National ranking #5
Armstrong Atlantic State 14-0; National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,1,6,3,5)

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