Women's Tennis Downs NAIA #5 Embry-Riddle

Julie Stas won at #3 doubles with partner Olivia Matuszak. Photo by J.C. Auerbach.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—The fourth-ranked Barry University women’s tennis team beat fifth-ranked Embry-Riddle Eagles (NAIA) 7-2 on Friday evening. The Bucs dropped two matches in doubles but won all six singles matches.
 
In doubles action the Bucs' only win came at #3 where Julie Stas and Olivia Matuszak defeated Kristina Marova and Paola Montero 8-3. At the second flight, ERAU’s Ekaterina Kamendova and Rocio Frej Vitallé fell behind 7-4 to Alex Gwidoski and Mona Mansour. However, the Eagle tandem rebounded to tie the score at 8-8 and won the tie-breaker 7-5 to even the match score at 1-1.

The Eagles’ second point of the afternoon came at the top spot where the NAIA top-ranked team of Yi Ching Chen and Josefine Ström downed fourth-ranked Barbi Pocza and Angie Werschel 8-5.
 
In singles action, all six of the Buccaneers won all six matches. At number one, #14 Pocza defeated #2 Chen 6-4, 4-6, 10-5. At number two, #38 Caroline Wendling beat former Buccaneer Kamendova 6-2, 6-1. At number three, #23 Werschel defeated #10 Vitalle 6-4, 7-6 (10-7).
 
At #4 singles, Laura Boguet beat Kristina Marova 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. In the fifth slot, Mansour took down Strom 6-2, 6-1. In the final singles spot, Matuszak beat Caroline Nilsson 6-1, 6-1 at number six.
 
The Bucs return to action tomorrow when they visit Tampa to take on the Spartans in their SSC opener.
 
Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Embry-Riddle Women
Feb 11, 2011 at Daytona Beach, Fla.
(Crotty Tennis Complex)
 
#4 Barry 7, #5 Embry-Riddle Women 2
 
Singles competition
1. #14 Barbi Pocza (BUW) def. #2 Yi Ching Chen (ERAUW) 6-4, 4-6, 10-5
2. #38 Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Ekaterina Kamendova (ERAUW) 6-2, 6-1
3. #23 Angie Werschel (BUW) def. #10 Rocio Frej Vitalle (ERAUW) 6-4, 7-6 (10-7)
4. Laura Boguet (BUW) def. Kristina Marova (ERAUW) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
5. Mona Mansour (BUW) def. Josefine Strom (ERAUW) 6-2, 6-1
6. Olivia Matuszak (BUW) def. Caroline Nilsson (ERAUW) 6-1, 6-1
 
Doubles competition
1. #1 Yi Ching Chen/Josefine Strom (ERAUW) def. #4 Barbi Pocza/Angie Werschel (BUW) 8-5
2. Ekaterina Kamendova/Rocio Frej Vitalle (ERAUW) def. Alex Gwizdoski/Mona Mansour (BUW) 9-8 (7-5)
3. Julie Stas/Olivia Matuszak (BUW) def. Kristina Marova/Paola Montero (ERAUW) 8-3
 
Match Notes:
Barry 2-0; National ranking #4
Embry-Riddle Women 3-1; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,5,2,4,3,1)
Boguet clinched at No. 4 singles
T-3:45 A-70

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