Women's Tennis Upended By Pirates In Quarterfinals

Women's Tennis Upended By Pirates In Quarterfinals
Berit Peterson (right) and Olivia Lilien picked up the only point for the Bucs. Photo by Andy Havens.
HOUSTON, Texas—The eighth-ranked Barry Buccaneers fell to the second-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State Pirates 5-1 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Tournament on Thursday at Memorial Park.
The Pirates (29-1) won the first two doubles. Third-ranked Iuliia Stupak and Gabriella Kovacs defeated the 11th-ranked Buccaneer pair of Ildiko Csordas and Caroline Stevens 8-4 at number one. At number two, the Pirates’ Alida Muller-Wehlau and Martina Beckmann defeated Angie Werschel and Helen Wisniewski 8-2.
The Bucs’ Olivia Lilien and Berit Peterson salvaged a point with an 8-4 win at number three over Alisa Kagukina and Sofia Haggstrom.
In singles, the Pirates won the first set at five of six flights. Lilien, with a 6-3 win over Haggstrom, was the only Buccaneer to prevail.
Muller-Wehlau at number three, Gabriella Kovacs at number four and Beckmann at number five all secured wins for the Pirates.
Tennis Match Results
Armstrong Atlantic State vs Barry
5/15/2008 at Houston, Texas
(Memorial Park)
#2 Armstrong Atlantic State 5, #8 Barry 1
 Singles competition
1. #8 Ildiko Csordas (BUW) vs. #2 Iuliia Stupak (AASU) 4-6, 3-5, unfinished
2. #23 Caroline Stevens (BUW) vs. #9 Johanna Dahlback (AASU) 2-6, 3-2, unfinished
3. #19 Alida Muller-Wehlau (AASU) def. #33 Angie Werschel (BUW) 6-0, 6-3
4. #25 Gabriella Kovacs (AASU) def. Helen Wisniewski (BUW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Martina Beckmann (AASU) def. Berit Peterson (BUW) 6-1, 7-5
6. Olivia Lilien (BUW) vs. Sofia Haggstrom (AASU) 6-3, 0-2, unfinished
 Doubles competition
1. #3 Iuliia Stupak/Gabriella Kovacs (AASU) def. #11 Ildiko Csordas/Caroline Stevens (BUW) 8-4
2. #10 Alida Muller-Wehlau/Martina Beckmann (AASU) def. Angie Werschel/Helen Wisniewski (BUW) 8-2
3. Olivia Lilien/Berit Peterson (BUW) def. Alisa Kagukina/Sofia Haggstrom (AASU) 8-4
Match Notes:
Armstrong Atlantic State 29-1; National ranking #2
Barry 21-7; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (,4,5,3)