Women's Tennis Falls To #2 Pirates

Ildiko Csordas knocked off the Pirates' top player #6Dahlback for the Bucs' lone point. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The second ranked Armstrong Atlantic State Pirates beat the 10th-ranked Barry Buccaneers 8-1 in women’s action at the Buccaneer Tennis Center on Wednesday.
 
Ildiko Csordas pulled a three-set upset of #6 Joanna Dahlback at number one singles, 4-6, 6-3, 11-9 after the match was decided for the only point for the Bucs (16-5).
 
The Pirates (22-1) swept the doubles with relative ease. Fifth-ranked Iuliia Stupak and Gabriella Kovacs defeated Csordas and Caroline Stevens 8-4, while Dahlback and Sofia Haggstrom matched that score over Berit Peterson and Olivia Lilien at number three. At number two, 10th-ranked pair Alida Muller-Wehlau and Martina Beckmann beat Angie Werschel and Helen Wisneiwski 8-2.
 
In singles, 11th-ranked Muller-Wehlau beat #23 Stevens 6-3, 6-2 at number two, while #22 Kovacs handled #36 Werschel 6-3, 6-3 at number three. At four, Beckmann survived a first set loss to Wisniewski for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 win. Haggstrom beat Peterson 7-5, 6 -0 at number five, while #37 Kagukina made it 8-1 with a 7-6 (7), 6-1 win over Lilien at six.
 
The Bucs travel to the Sunshine State Conference Tournament, Apr. 17-20 in Tampa, Fla., then wait word on an NCAA Regional bid.
 
Tennis Match Results
Armstrong Atlantic State vs Barry
4/09/2008 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
 
#2 Armstrong Atlantic State 8, #10 Barry 1
 
 Singles competition
1. #14 Ildiko Csordas (BUW) def. #6 Johanna Dahlback (AASU) 4-6, 6-3, 11-9
2. #11 Alida Muller-Wehlau (AASU) def. #26 Caroline Stevens (BUW) 6-3, 6-2
3. #22 Gabriella Kovacs (AASU) def. #36 Angie Werschel (BUW) 6-3, 6-3
4. Martina Beckmann (AASU) def. Helen Wisniewski (BUW) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
5. Sofia Haggstrom (AASU) def. Berit Peterson (BUW) 7-5, 6-0
6. #37 Alisa Kagukina (AASU) def. Olivia Lilien (BUW) 7-6 (9-7), 6-1
 
 Doubles competition
1. #5 Iuliia Stupak/Gabriella Kovacs (AASU) def. #8 Ildiko Csordas/Caroline Stevens (BUW) 8-4
2. #10 Alida Muller-Wehlau/Martina Beckmann (AASU) def. Angie Werschel/Helen Wisniewski (BUW) 8-2
3. Johanna Dahlback/Sofia Haggstrom (AASU) def. Berit Peterson/Olivia Lilien (BUW) 8-4
 
Match Notes:
Armstrong Atlantic State 22-1; National ranking #2
Barry 16-5; National ranking #10
Official: Diane Guy 
 

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