Strong Singles Powers Women's Tennis to Victory

Berit Peterson's #6 singles win gave the Bucs what they needed to win the match. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry University women’s tennis team finished off the St. Edward’s Hilltoppers (6-5) on Sunday morning, beating them 5-4. The match, which was planned for Saturday afternoon, was postponed due to inclement weather conditions.
 
The Bucs (11-4) used strong singles play to earn the victory, only winning one of their doubles matches.  In number three doubles, Carolind Wendling and Berit Peterson beat Janelle Otero and Anne Ruscoe 8-5.
 
In singles competition, Berit Peterson won the decisive match on Sunday morning, beating Janelle Otero 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the six position. In number one singles, Werschel beat Regina Del Bosque 6-3, 6-4. In singles two, Wendling beat Audrey Tompkins 6-3, 6-4. Finally, Yulia Kashelkina beat Mary Bain 6-0, 6-3 in the number three spot.
 
The Bucs will return to action at home later this afternoon against SSC opponent Eckerd.
 
Tennis Match Results
St. Edwards vs Barry
03/22/09 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
 
#15 Barry 5, St. Edwards 4
 
 Singles competition
1. Angie Werschel (BUW) def. Regina Del Bosque (SEW) 6-3, 6-4
2. Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Audrey Tompkins (SEW) 6-3, 6-4
3. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Mary Bain (SEW) 6-0, 6-3
4. Elizabeth Jacobi (SEW) def. Mei-Jing Ang (BUW) 6-0, 6-0
5. Heather Brien (SEW) def. Laime Contreras (BUW) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Berit Peterson (BUW) def. Janelle Otero (SEW) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
 
 Doubles competition
1. Audrey Tompkins/Regina Del Bosque (SEW) def. Angie Werschel/Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) 8-4
2. Heather Brien/Elizabeth Jacobi (SEW) def. Mei-Jing Ang/Laime Contreras (BUW) 8-3
3. Caroline Wendling/Berit Peterson (BUW) def. Janelle Otero/Anne Ruscoe (SEW) 8-5
 
Match Notes:
St. Edwards 6-5
Barry 11-4; National ranking #15

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