Women's Tennis Advances To Championship Of SSC Tournament

Olivia Matuszak took a win at #4 singles to help the Bucs advance to the SSC Tournament championship. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla.—The fourth-ranked Barry University women’s tennis team advanced to the championship match of the 2011 Sunshine State Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament on Friday morning with a 5-0 win over the #9 Rollins College Tars.
 
The Bucs started the morning posting a perfect 3-0 mark in doubles. At the top flight, the secod-ranked team of Barbi Pocza and Angie Werschel beat Margaret Junker and Kayli Ragsdale 9-8 (8-6). Alex Gwizdowski and Laura Boguet defeated Lisa Loft and Stefania Tkach 8-4 at the second flight. At No. 3 doubles, Julie Stas and Olivia Matuszak downed Roshni Luthra and Allie Steele 8-6.
 
In singles action, the Bucs only needed two points to take the win. Those points came in the fourth flight and at No. 6. At No. 4 singles, Matuszak blanked Tkach 6-0, 6-0. In the sixth flight, Mona Monsour didn’t allow Ashley Rosenberg to take a game, winning 6-0, 6-0.
 
With the win, the Bucs will face #3 Lynn in the championship match tomorrow at 9:00 am. Both the Bucs and Knights are flawless so far in the tournament, taking 5-0 wins in both of their matches. The Bucs downed Saint Leo 5-0 yesterday while Lynn beat Tampa yesterday and Florida Tech today, both by a 5-0 score.
 
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Tennis Match Results
Rollins vs Barry
04/15/11 at Altamonte Springs, Fla.
(Sanlando Park)
 
#4 Barry 5, #9 Rollins 0
 
 Singles competition
1. #8 Barbi Pocza (BUW) vs. #29 Roshni Luthra (RCW) 6-0, 4-1, unfinished
2. #33 Angie Werschel (BUW) vs. #17 Margaret Junker (RCW) 5-5, unfinished
3. Caroline Wendling (BUW) vs. Lisa Loft (RCW) 6-3, 2-0, unfinished
4. Olivia Matuszak (BUW) def. Stefania Tkach (RCW) 6-0, 6-0
5. Laura Boguet (BUW) vs. Mariana Salvador (RCW) 6-1, 3-1, unfinished
6. Mona Mansour (BUW) def. Ashley Rosenberg (RCW) 6-0, 6-0
 
 Doubles competition
1. #2 Barbi Pocza/Angie Werschel (BUW) def. Margaret Junker/Kayli Ragsdale (RCW) 9-8 (8-6)
2. Alex Gwizdowski/Laura Boguet (BUW) def. Lisa Loft/Stefania Tkach (RCW) 8-4
3. Julie Stas/Olivia Matuszak (BUW) def. Roshni Luthra/Allie Steele (RCW) 8-6
 
Match Notes:
Rollins 16-6; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #4
Barry 19-1; National ranking #4; Regional ranking #2
Official: Tammy Childs 

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