Season Opening Win for Women's Tennis

Pocza undefeated in her career at Barry. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—On a cold and windy afternoon, the Barry women’s tennis team sweeps the doubles matches and wins all but two singles matches on their way to a 7-2 win over #4 NAIA ranked Embry-Riddle on Saturday in the season opener.

Two newcomers, Julie Stas and Barbi Pocza take down the Embry-Riddle’s #1 doubles team 8-6. Freshman Mia Fiocca pairs up with senior Yulia Kashelkina to down ERAU’s #2 doubles team 8-5, and transfer Darina Yablonskaya partnered with junior Angie Werschel in an 8-3 beating to Embry’s #3 team.

In singles play, Pocza, Kashelkina, Caroline Wendling, and Berit Peterson register wins. Pocza downed ERAU’s #1 player Natasa Zoricic 6-0, 6-2. Kashelkina took a 6-4, 6-1 win over Caroline Nilsson. Wendling coasted to beat Julija Stojkovska 6-1, 6-4, and rounding things out, Peterson defeated Sara Abraul from the #6 spot 6-2, 6-1.

The Buccaneers take a short rest and play again on Sunday against Tampa at 10 a.m., at the Buccaneer Tennis center.

Tennis Match Results
Embry-Riddle vs Barry
02/13/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)

#9 Barry 7, #4 Embry-Riddle 2

Singles competition
1. Barbi Pocza (BUW) def. Natasa Zoricic (ERAUW) 6-0, 6-2
2. Yi Ching Chen (ERAUW) def. Angie Werschel (BUW) 6-2, 6-1
3. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Caroline Nilsson (ERAUW) 6-4, 6-1
4. Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Julija Stojkovska (ERAUW) 6-1, 6-4
5. Josefine Strom (ERAUW) def. Mia Fiocca (BUW) 7-5, 7-5
6. Berit Peterson (BUW) def. Sara Abraul (ERAUW) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Barbi Pocza/Julie Stas (BUW) def. Natasa Zoricic/Yi Ching Chen (ERAUW) 8-6
2. Mia Fiocca/Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Julija Stojkovska/Josefine Strom (ERAUW) 8-5
3. Darya Yablonskaya/Angie Werschel (BUW) def. Caroline Nilsson/Sara Abraul (ERAUW) 8-3

Match Notes:
Embry-Riddle 4-1; National ranking #4
Barry 1-0; National ranking #9

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