#5 Women's Tennis Drops First Match of the Year to #1 Armstrong

SAVANNAH, Ga.— The Barry women’s tennis team lost their first match of the year to # 1 Armstrong Atlantic 8-1 on Saturday.

The lone win for the Buccaneers came at the number three singles position from senior Yulia Kashelkina with a 6-3, 2-6, 10-8 three-set win over #38 Tina Ronel. Both Caroline Wendling and Mia Fiocca tooktheir matches to the super tie breaker but lost. Wendling posted a 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) loss to #15 Gabriella Kovacs and Fiocca lost to #24 Martina Beckmann 5-7, 7-5, 10-5.

Also, in singles play Barbi Pocza lost at the top of the lineup to the #1 player in the nation Sona Novakova 6-2, 6-4. At the number two singles spot, Angie Werschel dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision to #5 Alida Muller-Wehlau. The final singles position saw Berit. Peterson take a 7-5, 6-2 loss to Kathleen Henry.

Doubles play for the Buccaneers resulted in a 0-3 outcome. At the top, Kashelkina and Pocza dropped a 9-8 (7-5) match to the #3 doubles team in the nation of Beckmann and Muller-Wehlau. At the second flight, Fiocca and Werschel dropped an 8-2 match to the #4 team in the land, Kovacs and Novakova. Rounding things out in doubles was the Barry team of Peterson and Julie Stas with an 8-1 loss to the #15 team of Henry and Ronel.

The next match for the Buccaneers is Sunday, March 14, against Augusta State in Savannah, Ga. at 3:00 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Armstrong Atlantic State
03/13/2001 at Savannah, Ga.
(Bacon Park)


#1 Armstrong Atlantic State 8, #5 Barry 1


Singles competition
1. #1 Sona Novakova (AASUW) def. Barbi Pocza (BUW) 6-2, 6-4
2. #5 Alida Muller-Wehlau (AASUW) def. #10 Angie Werschel (BUW) 6-1, 6-0
3. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. #38 Tina Ronel (AASUW) 6-3, 2-6, 10-8
4. #15 Gabriella Kovacs (AASUW) def. #31 Caroline Wendling (BUW) 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
5. #24 Martina Beckmann (AASUW) def. Mia Fiocca (BUW) 5-7, 7-5, 10-5
6. Kathleen Henry (AASUW) def. Berit Peterson (BUW) 7-5, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. #3 Martina Beckmann/Alida Muller-Wehlau (AASUW) def. Yulia Kashelkina/Barbi Pocza (BUW) 9-8 (7-5)
2. #4 Gabriella Kovacs/Sona Novakova (AASUW) def. Mia Fiocca/Angie Werschel (BUW) 8-2
3. #15 Kathleen Henry/Tina Ronel (AASUW) def. Berit Peterson/Julie Stas (BUW) 8-1

Match Notes:
Barry 8-1; National ranking #5
Armstrong Atlantic State 14-0; National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,1,6,3,5)