Women's Tennis Drowns Tars

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.— The Barry University women’s tennis team moved to 5-0 in Sunshine State Conference play on Saturday afternoon with an 8-1 win over Rollins.
 
The Tars’ (10-4, 3-2 SSC) lone point came at number three doubles where Holly Fleming and Stefania Tkach defeated Berit Peterson and Darya Yablonskaya 8-5.
 
The Bucs took the other two doubles matches. Barbi Pocza and Yulia Kashelkina took down Margaret Junker and Kayli Ragsdale 8-6 in the one spot. At number two doubles, Angie Werschel and Mia Fiocca beat Roshni Luthra and Lisa Loft 9-7.
 
In singles action, the Bucs swept all six matches to help propel them to the win. At number one singles, Pocza beat Luthra 6-1, 6-2. At number two, #10 Werschel beat Fleming 7-6 (7-5), 6-2. At number three, Kashelkina nearly blanked Tkach, winning 6-1, 6-2.
 
The Bucs were solid in the lower single seeds as well as #31 Wendling beat Junker 6-0, 6-1 at number four. Fiocca took Ragsdale 6-3, 6-3 at number five, and Peterson rounded out the Buccaneers’ win with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Clarke Tatje.
 
The Bucs return to action tomorrow when they host Florida Southern at 10:00 am.
 
Tennis Match Results
Rollins vs Barry
03/20/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
 
#5 Barry 8, #10 Rollins 1
 
 Singles competition
1. Barbi Pocza (BUW) def. #21 Roshni Luthra (RCW) 6-1, 6-2
2. #10 Angie Werschel (BUW) def. Holly Fleming (RCW) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
3. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Stefania Tkach (RCW) 6-1, 6-2
4. #31 Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Margaret Junker (RCW) 6-0, 6-1
5. Mia Fiocca (BUW) def. Kayli Ragsdale (RCW) 6-3, 6-3
6. Berit Peterson (BUW) def. Clarke Tatje (RCW) 7-5, 6-0
 
 Doubles competition
1. Barbi Pocza/Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Margaret Junker/Kayli Ragsdale (RCW) 8-6
2. Angie Werschel/Mia Fiocca (BUW) def. Roshni Luthra/Lisa Loft (RCW) 9-7
3. Holly Fleming/Stefania Tkach (RCW) def. Berit Peterson/Darya Yablonskaya (BUW) 8-5
 
Match Notes:
Rollins 10-4, 3-2 SSC; National ranking #10
Barry 11-2, 5-0 SSC; National ranking #5