Women's Tennis Cuts Jumbos Down To Size

Julie Stas picked up two wins, including number one doubles with partner Caroline Wendling, to lead the Bucs over the Jumbos. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The fifth-ranked Barry Buccaneers brought the NCAA Division III Jumbos of Tufts University down to size, winning 8-1 in women’s tennis on Thursday afternoon at the Buccaneer Tennis Center.
 
The Bucs (13-2) jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in doubles. Angie Werschel and Mia Fiocca routed Janice Lam and Lindsay Katz 8-3 at number two. At the top flight, Julie Stas and Caroline Wendling, playing just their second match together of the season, knocked off the third-ranked combo of Julia Browne and Meghan McCooey 8-4. At the third flight, Barbi Pocza and Darya Yablonskaya completed the sweep with an 8-5 win over Edwina Stewart and Lauren Hollender.
 
In singles, seventh-ranked Browne gave the Jumbos (2-2) their only point, ripping through Kashelkina 6-1, 6-4. But Wendling put the Bucs back on a roll with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Katz at number three. The Bucs closed out the team match with two wins in quick succession at the bottom of the ladder. Peterson, 6-1, 6-3 over Lam at number five, and Stas, who beat Hollender 6-3, 6-1 at number six, made it 6-1 Barry.
 
Fiocca outlasted Stewart 6-3, 6-3 at number four in a match that was closer than the score would indicate. Tenth-ranked Werschel was pushed to the edge by #32 McCooey at number two, but rallied to win 7-5, 7-6 (4), after trailing in the second set 5-2.
 
The Bucs play arch-rival Lynn at the new Perper Tennis Complex in Boca Raton, Fla., on Tuesday, Mar. 30 at 2:00 pm.
 
Tennis Match Results
Tufts vs Barry
03/25/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
 
#5 Barry 8, #12 Tufts 1
 
 Singles competition
1. #7 Julia Browne (TU) def. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) 6-1, 6-4
2. #10 Angie Werschel (BUW) def. #32 Meghan McCooey (TU) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
3. #31 Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Lindsay Katz (TU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Mia Fiocca (BUW) def. Edwina Stewart (TU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Berit Peterson (BUW) def. Janice Lam (TU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Julie Stas (BUW) def. Lauren Hollender (TU) 6-3, 6-1
 
 Doubles competition
1. Julie Stas/Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. #3 Julia Browne/Meghan McCooey (TU) 8-4
2. Angie Werschel/Mia Fiocca (BUW) def. Janice Lam/Lindsay Katz (TU) 8-3
3. Barbi Pocza/Darya Yablonskaya (BUW) def. Edwina Stewart/Lauren Hollender (TU) 8-5
 
Match Notes:
Tufts 2-2; National ranking #12
Barry 13-2; National ranking #5
Tufts ranking reflects NCAA Division III

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