Women's Tennis Earns First SSC Victory of Season

Angie Werschel won in number one singles and doubles. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

MIAMI Shores, Fla.—The Barry University women’s tennis team dismantled Saint Leo (2-1) on Saturday afternoon at the Buccaneer Tennis Center, winning 9-0.

In number one doubles, Angie Werschel and Lamie Contreras beat Lina Benkirane and Shaena Keefe 8-4. In number two doubles, Caroline Wendling and Yulia Kashelkina beat Gina Schifano and Taylor Cleaves 8-1. The number three doubles team of Julie Cadet and Mei-jing Ang defeated their Lions opponent by default.

Up 3-0 already, the Bucs continued their pounding of the lions when number one Angie Werschel beat Lisa Benkirane 6-2, 6-7 (4), and 10-2 in the tiebreaker.

At this point, the Bucs needed just one point to win the match. Caroline Wendling easily took it, beating Shaena Keefe 6-1, 6-0.

The Buccaneers move to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in SSC play with the win over Lynn. The team returns to action on Friday, Feb 13 against Hillsborough Community College at home at 2 pm.

Tennis Match Results
Saint Leo vs Barry
Feb 07, 2009 at Miami Shores, Fla
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)


Barry 7, Saint Leo 0

Singles competition
1. Angie Werschel (BUW) def. Lina Benkirane (SLW) 6-2, 6-7, 10-2
2. Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Shaena Keefe (SLW) 6-1, 6-0
3. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Gina Schifano (SLW) 6-1, 6-0
4. Laime Contreras (BUW) def. Taylor Cleaves (SLW) 6-0, 6-1
5. Mei-Jing Ang (BUW) def. Lara King (SLW) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Angie Werschel/Laime Contreras (BUW) def. Lina Benkirane/Shaena Keefe (SLW) 8-4
2. Caroline Wendling/Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Gina Schifano/Taylor Cleaves (SLW) 8-1

Match Notes:
Saint Leo 2-1
Barry 2-0

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