MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—Angie Werschel knocked off sixth-ranked Eleonora Iannozzi of Lynn, but the fourth-ranked Fighting Knights were too much for the Barry Buccaneers, winning 8-1 in Sunshine State Conference women’s tennis action on Monday.
Werschel, unranked in the latest ITA national poll, bested Iannozzi 6-4, 7-5 at number one singles. It was Werschel’s first regular season win over a ranked opponent.
The Knights captured the other eight flights, including all three doubles. Thirteenth-ranked Katerina Jiskrova and Magdalena Ekert defeated Werschel and Laime Contreras 8-2 at number one. Seventh-ranked Jessica Yanoff and Iannozzi beat Yulia Kashelkina and Caroline Wendling 8-3 at number two, while Tessie Salame and Alisson Siaci shutout Mei-Jing Ang and Julie Cadet 8-0 at number three.
In singles, the Knights won the bottom four flights in straight sets. At number two, Wendling split sets with Jiskrova dropping the first 6-2, but rebounding to win 7-5 in the second. With the team match decided, they played a super tie-breaker for the point, with Jiskrova coming out on top 10-2.
The Bucs travel for three matches this weekend, facing Tampa in Tampa on Friday, Florida Southern on Saturday in Lakeland, Fla., and Florida Tech on Sunday in Melbourne, Fla.
Tennis Match Results
Lynn vs Barry
02/16/09 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
#4 Lynn 8, #21 Barry 1
1. Angie Werschel (BUW) def. #6 Eleonora Iannozzi (LUW) 6-4, 7-5
2. #43 Katerina Jiskrova (LUW) def. Caroline Wendling (BUW) 6-2, 5-7, 10-2
3. #30 Magdalena Ekert (LUW) def. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) 6-1, 6-3
4. #16 Jessica Yanoff (LUW) def. Laime Contreras (BUW) 6-4, 6-0
5. #12 Alisson Siaci (LUW) def. Julie Cadet (BUW) 6-0, 6-1
6. Tessie Salame (LUW) def. Mei-Jing Ang (BUW) 6-0, 6-1
1. #13 Katerina Jiskrova/Magdalena Ekert (LUW) def. Angie Werschel/Laime Contreras (BUW) 8-2
2. #7 Jessica Yanoff/Eleonora Iannozzi (LUW) def. Yulia Kashelkina/Caroline Wendling (BUW) 8-3
3. Tessie Salame/Alisson Siaci (LUW) def. Mei-Jing Ang/Julie Cadet (BUW) 8-0
Lynn 5-0, 1-0 SSC; National ranking #4
Barry 2-1, 1-1 SSC; National ranking #21