Great Start to a Tough Weekend for Women's Tennis

#12 Angie Werschel defeats #39 Julia Mongin on the way to a 7-2 win over ACU. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Barry women’s tennis team defeated #7 Abilene-Christian 7-2 on Wednesday.

Leading the way for the Bucs was #5 Barbi Pocza. Pocza dropped her first set in singles but stormed back taking the last two sets 6-1, 6-0. The #6 doubles team of Pocza and Yulia Kashelkina once again teamed up in doubles to take down Abilene-Christian’s top pair of Jaclyn Walker and Julia Mongin 8-4.

Julie Stas and Caroline Wendling played in the second flight of doubles and dropped to Cassie Carver and Hannah Kelley 9-7. The #20 doubles team of junior Angie Werschel and freshman Mia Fiocca played at the bottom of the doubles lineup and beat Dina Pavlin and Lauren White 8-2.

In singles play #12 Werschel defeated #39 Mongin 6-2, 6-1 at the number two singles spot. #40 Kashelkina defeated Pavlin 6-1, 6-2. At the number four singles, Wendling posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Kelly. The only singles loss for the Buccaneers came as Fiocca dropped her match 6-2, 6-2 to Carver. Rounding out singles, Berit Peterson defeated Natalie Friend 6-2, 6-3.

The weekend does not get any easier for the Buccaneers as they face #5 Columbus St. tomorrow and #12 Clayton St. Saturday.

Tennis Match Results
Abilene-Christian vs Barry
04/01/10 at Montgomery, AL
(Lagoon Park)


#4 Barry 7, #7 Abilene-Christian 2

Singles competition
1. #5 Barbi Pocza (BUW) def. Jaclyn Walker (ACU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-0
2. #12 Angie Werschel (BUW) def. #39 Julia Mongin (ACU) 6-2, 6-1
3. #40 Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Dina Pavlin (ACU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Hannah Kelley (ACU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Cassie Carver (ACU) def. Mia Fiocca (BUW) 6-2, 6-2
6. Berit Peterson (BUW) def. Natalie Friend (ACU) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. #5 Barbi Pocza/Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Jaclyn Walker/Julia Mongin (ACU) 8-4
2. Cassie Carver/Hannah Kelley (ACU) def. Julie Stas/Caroline Wendling (BUW) 9-7
3. #20 Angie Werschel/Mia Fiocca (BUW) def. Dina Pavlin/Lauren White (ACU) 8-2

Match Notes:
Abilene-Christian 20-4; National ranking #7
Barry 15-2; National ranking #4

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