Women's Tennis Surrenders Only One Match in the Win Over Rollins

Women's Tennis Surrenders Only One Match in the Win Over Rollins
Barbi Pocza remains undefeated in singles at number one. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The fourth-ranked Barry women’s tennis team continued their stellar play on the season with an 8-1 conference win over the #9 Rollins College Tars on Saturday to move to 15-0 on the year and 6-0 in conference play.

The Buccaneers started the day with a sweep in doubles play. The top Barry pair and #2 nationally-ranked combo of Barbi Pocza and Angie Werschel defeated the Rollins team of Margaret Junker and Kayli Ragsdale 8-6.

At number two doubles, the pair of Laura Boguet and Alex Gwizdowski took an 8-6 win over the Rollins team of Lisa Loft and Stefania Tkach and rounding out doubles play, Julie Stas and Olivia Matuszak grabbed a decisive 8-1 win over Ashley Rosenberg and Allie Steele at number three.

Barry then proceeded to capture all but one singles match. At the top doubles flight, #8 Pocza defeated Roshni Luthra 6-1 in the first set before Luthra was forced to retire. #33 Werschel checked in at number two singles and fell to #17 Junker in tie-break third set. Werschel lost the first set 7-5 then came back in the second set to take a 6-3 win. In the pro set, Junker took the 10-5 win to grab the only point of the match for the Tars.

Matuszak rolled through Loft 6-2, 6-2 at the third singles flight and Caroline Wendling cruised through Tkach with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at number four. At number five singles, Boguet collected a three set win over Mariana Salvador, 6-2, 4-6, 11-9 and Mona Mansour easily defeated Rosenberg 6-1, 6-0 in the sixth singles flight.

The next match for the Bucs is Monday, April 4, against rival #3 Lynn at 3:00 p.m. in the Buccaneer Tennis Center.

Tennis Match Results
Rollins vs Barry
04/02/11 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)

#4 Barry 8, #9 Rollins 1

Singles competition
1. #8 Barbi Pocza (BUW) def. #29 Roshni Luthra (RCW) 6-1 (8-29)
2. #17 Margaret Junker (RCW) def. #33 Angie Werschel (BUW) 7-5, 3-6, 10-5
3. Olivia Matuszak (BUW) def. Lisa Loft (RCW) 6-2, 6-2
4. Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Stegania Tkach (RCW) 6-1, 6-2
5. Laura Boguet (BUW) def. Mariana Salvador (RCW) 6-2, 4-6, 11-9
6. Mona Mansour (BUW) def. Ashley Rosenberg (RCW) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #2 Barbi Pocza/Angie Werschel (BUW) def. Margaret Junker/Kayli Ragsdale (RCW) 8-6
2. Laura Boguet/Alex Gwizdowski (BUW) def. Lisa Loft/Stegania Tkach (RCW) 8-6
3. Julie Stas/Olivia Matuszak (BUW) def. Ashley Rosenberg/Allie Steele (RCW) 8-1

Match Notes:
Rollins 14-5; National ranking #9
Barry 15-0; National ranking #4