Women's Tennis Falls in Regional Final

Women's Tennis Falls in Regional Final
The women's tennis team wraps up their season with a 17-8 overall record. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
BOCA RATON, Fla.— The Barry University women’s tennis team was unable to overcome SSC rival Lynn in the finals of the NCAA Division II National Tennis Tournament, losing 5-0.
The Knights (26-0) came out strong in doubles competition, taking all three matches to go up 3-0 on the Bucs. The team of Jessica Yanoff and Tessie Salame struck first, beating Julie Cadet and Mei-Jing Ang 8-2.
Caroline Wendling and Berit Peterson fell to the 24th ranked team of Alisson Siaci and Magdalena Ekert 8-2 in doubles two. While doubles three saw Angie Werschel and Yulia Kashelkina fall to the 5th ranked team of Eleonora Iannpzzi and Katerina Jiskrova 8-4 in doubles one.
In singles competition, two wins were all the Knights needed to take the match. In the sixth spot, Salame made quick work of Julie Cadet, beating her 6-2, 6-1 to bring the Knights within one point of the match.
Ekert wrapped it up for the Knights, beating Wendling 6-2, 6-2 in singles two.
With the loss, the Bucs ends their season with a 17-8 record.
Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Lynn
05/09/09 at Boca Raton, Fla.
(McCusker Sports Complex)
#2 Lynn 5, #13 Barry 0
 Singles competition
1. #11 Katerina Jiskrova (LUW) vs. #10 Angie Werschel (BUW) 5-7, unfinished
2. #15 Magdalena Ekert (LUW) def. Caroline Wendling (BUW) 6-2, 6-2
3. #46 Eleonora Iannozzi (LUW) vs. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) 6-2, 5-2, unfinished
4. Jessica Yanoff (LUW) vs. Laime Contreras (BUW) 6-3, 4-4, unfinished
5. Alisson Siaci (LUW) vs. Berit Peterson (BUW) 6-2, 4-1, unfinished
6. Tessie Salame (LUW) def. Julie Cadet (BUW) 6-2, 6-1
 Doubles competition
1. #5 Eleonora Iannozzi/Katerina Jiskrova (LUW) def. #23 Angie Werschel/Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) 8-4
2. #24 Alisson Siaci/Magdalena Ekert (LUW) def. Caroline Wendling/Berit Peterson (BUW) 8-2
3. Jessica Yanoff/Tessie Salame (LUW) def. Julie Cadet/Mei-Jing Ang (BUW) 8-2
Match Notes:
Barry 17-8; National ranking #13
Lynn 25-0; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,6)
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