Women's Tennis Falls To Knights in SSC Final

Women's Tennis Falls To Knights in SSC Final
Angie Werschel (left) and Helen Wisniewski picked up the sole point for the Bucs. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
LAKELAND, Fla.—The third-seeded Barry Buccaneers fell to top seed Lynn 5-1 in the finals of the Sunshine State Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament on Saturday at the Beerman Tennis Center.
In doubles, the teams split the bottom two flights. At number three, Lynn’s Alisson Siaci and Eleonora Ionozzi clipped Barry’s Olivia Lilien and Berit Peterson 8-3, while Barry’s Helen Wisniewski and Angie Werschel upset the Knights’ 19th-ranked tandem of Magdalena Ekert and Katerina Jiskrova 9-7.
At the top flight, with the doubles lead on the line, the Bucs’ Ildiko Csordas and Caroline Stevens (ITA #8) led 6-3 only to see the Knights’ Victoria Weltz and Alexandra Schunk (ITA #6) rally for a 9-7 win.
The Knights (21-2) closed out the championship with wins at two, four and six singles. Siacci (ITA #39) beat Wisniewski 7-5, 6-4 at number four, while Ionozzi handled Lilien 6-2, 7-5 at number six. Schunk (ITA #8) closed out the match with a three-set win over Stevens at number two 6-3, 3-6, 6-0.
The Bucs and Knights should both earn bids to the NCAA National Tennis Tournament when they are released on May 4.
Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Lynn
04/19/2008 at Lakeland, Fla.
(Beerman Tennis Center)
#3 Lynn 5, #10 Barry 1
 Singles competition
1. #20 Victoria Weltz (LUW) vs. #14 Ildiko Csordas (BUW) 4-6, 6-3, 3-2, unfinished
2. #8 Alexandra Schunk (LUW) def. #26 Caroline Stevens (BUW) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
3. #28 Katerina Jiskrova (LUW) vs. #35 Angie Werschel (BUW) 6-3, 4-5, unfinished
4. #39 Alisson Siaci (LUW) def. Helen Wisniewski (BUW) 7-5, 6-4
5. Magdalena Ekert (LUW) vs. Berit Peterson (BUW) 6-7 (7-9), 6-2, unfinished
6. Eleonora Ionozzi (LUW) def. Olivia Lilien (BUW) 6-2, 7-5
 Doubles competition
1. #6 Victoria Weltz/Alexandra Schunk (LUW) def. #8 Ildiko Csordas/Caroline Stevens (BUW) 9-7
2. Helen Wisniewski/Angie Werschel (BUW) def. #19 Magdalena Ekert/Katerina Jiskrova (LUW) 9-7
3. Alisson Siaci/Eleonora Ionozzi (LUW) def. Olivia Lilien/Berit Peterson (BUW) 8-3
Match Notes:
Barry 18-6; National ranking #10
Lynn 21-2; National ranking #3
Lynn wins the 2008 Sunshine State Conference Women's Tennis Championship