Women's Tennis Rolls Over Hilltoppers

Isabella Miro picked up wins at number three doubles and number six singles. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

AUSTIN, Texas—The fourth-ranked Barry Buccaneers routed the 22nd-ranked Hilltoppers of St. Edward’s University 9-0 in women’s tennis action at the Brother Emmett Strohmeyer Varsity Courts on Thursday.

None of the matches were particularly close as the Bucs, coming off their big win over #3 Abilene Christian, experienced no letdown as they shutout the ‘Toppers.

In doubles, the Bucs won all three matches by scores of 8-2. Linda Fritschken and Kimmy Twelker remained perfect by beating Paige Rachel and Rafaela Haegele at number two.

In singles, it was not much closer, with five of the 12 sets finishing at love. Fritschken led the way at number one, beating Alexandra Khadhyzan 6-0, 6-0.

Elisabeth Abanda got back to her winning ways with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Rachel at number two. Emma Onila improved to 11-0 with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Florence Boinon at number three.

Karina Goia moved up to the four spot, replacing Twelker who sat out singles, and knocked off  Haegele 6-4, 6-2 in the closest match. Akemi Maehama beat Francesca Chahor 6-3, 6-0 at number five, while Isabela Miro defeated Katherine Sullivan 6-2, 6-0 at number six.

The Bucs close out their Texas swing against #33 Incarnate Word on Friday before returning home.

Tennis Match Results
Barry vs St. Edward's
03-07-13 at Austin, TX
Strohmeyer Courts

#4 Barry 9, #22 St. Edward's 0

 Singles competition
1. #19 Linda Fritschken (BUW) def. Alexandra Khadhyzan (SEU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Elisabeth Abanda (BUW) def. Paige Rachel (SEU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Emma Onila (BUW) def. Florence Boinon (SEU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Karina Goia (BUW) def. Rafaela Haegele (SEU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Akemi Maehama (BUW) def. Francesca Chahor (SEU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Isabela Miro (BUW) def. Katherine Sullivan (SEU) 6-2, 6-0

 Doubles competition
1. Elisabeth Abanda/Emma Onila (BUW) def. Alexandra Khadhyzan/Florence Boinon (SEU) 8-2
2. Linda Fritschken/Kimmy Twelker (BUW) def. Paige Rachel/Rafaela Haegele (SEU) 8-2
3. Karina Goia/Isabela Miro (BUW) def. Francesca Chahor/Katherine Sullivan (SEU) 8-2

Match Notes:
Barry 12-0; National ranking #4
St. Edward's 4-3; National ranking #22

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